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Bike maps and routes

Bike maps and routes

Getting around by bike can be fun and efficient. Learn how to choose the best routes for you.

Finding your most comfortable routes can take a few tries, so don’t give up! Talk with your neighbors, co-workers, or local bike groups to get ideas.

We recommend using apps like Ride the CityRideScout, or Google Maps to get an idea of some route options. If you’re coming into Boston from outlying communities, we’ve developed good routes based on our National Bike to Work Day Festival commuting convoys.

If you’re going to try commuting by bicycle on a new route, first test out the route on a less busy day (e.g. Saturday morning). You won't be stressed for time or traffic, and you'll have a chance to see how long it takes and how the intersections work.

If you identify as a woman, and are new to riding, check out our Women’s Learn to Ride classes.

Still have questions? Contact:
Boston Bikes
1 City Hall Plaza
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Other resources

Bike parking

Boston Bikes has installed more than 1,800 bike racks around the city. You can also find additional racks in many parking garages and on most university and hospital campuses.

Local Recreation/Fitness Routes
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Paul Dudley White Charles River path
  • East Coast Greenway
  • Forest Hills Cemetery
  • Franklin Park
  • Jamaica Way Bikepath
  • Melnea Cass Bikepath
  • Middlesex Fells
  • Minuteman Bikeway
  • Muddy River Bikepath
  • Neponset River Greenway
  • Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Park
  • South Bay Harbor Trail
  • Stony Brook Reservation
Mountain Biking