Group Ride: Echo Bridge

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

Join us for a relatively short ride though the streets of Newton Center, Waban and Newton Upper Falls to visit one of the nicest and most historic sights in Newton - Echo Bridge, over the Charles River.    (Read about it here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_Bridge#Photo_gallery)  Meet at the Newton Free Library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave at 11:00 am.  This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   7 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. (Photo by NewtonCourt - Own work, CC [...]

Group Ride: East Bay Bike Path, Providence RI

Bike Newton Group Rides head to Providence, RI to try out the East Bay Bike Path!  Meet at the East Bay Bike Path Public Parking at 9:30am.  This is the Veterans Memorial Parkway parking lot.  We encourage car-pooling; the lot can get crowded.  We'll be travelling through East Providence, Warren, Bristol and Barrington.  Bring a picnic lunch, or buy something en route. This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   28 miles roundtrip.  We estimate the total trip, with a lunch stop, to be 3.5 hrs.  [...]

Bike Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon 2023

Bikes Not Bombs 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Bikes Not Bombs is a non-profit organization based in Jamaica Plain which "uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South."  They hold an annual huge and exciting biking event called the Bike-A-Thon, which is their main fund-raising event for the year.  Bike Newton supports this great group and we urge you to sign up and join Bike-A-Thon 2023 as a rider or a volunteer!  You'll have a very fun day, and you will be supporting a wonderful organization that is 100% committed to bicycling. Here's everything you [...]

Two Fun Rides with a Purpose: Newton Ride Changed to Sunday – (Malden ride still Saturday)

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

Two fun rides with a purpose have come up for this weekend.  Pick one and let's go! Ride #1 from NEWTON: RIDE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUNDAY OCT. 1st! The Amazing Micro Center Ride!  Meet at the Star Market on Austin St. in Newtonville at 10am  SUNDAY.  We will ride along the Charles River to Cambridge and stop in at the Micro Center Store on Memorial Drive, and hit the nearby Trader Joe's and Star Bucks.   Shopping without a car: Whether you are getting micro chips or chocolate chips you can do it on your bike, get a beautiful ride in and have a [...]

Biking Brookline and Bike Newton Joint Ride along the Charles!

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

Join us for a group ride as two great local biking advocacy organizations -- Biking Brookline and Bike Newton -- team up for a nice loop that includes Waltham, Watertown, Cambridge, Allston as well as Newton and Brookline, the Auburndale Cove, and a good piece of the Charles River Bike Path.  Meet at the Newton Free Library on Homer St. in Newton Center -- be there by 10:00 am.  The Brookline group will meet us at the library and then we'll proceed west on Commonwealth  Ave. to the Cove.  There will a stop in Watertown by the Charles River for a picnic lunch, so [...]

Group Ride: Mini-Tour de Newton Family Ride

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

Join us for a relatively short and family-oriented ride though the streets of several Newton villages: Newtonville, Newton Center, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Highlands and Oak Hill, including the Newton Highland Greenway.    Meet at Star Market on Austin St. in Newtonville, and we’ll leave at 10:00 am.  This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   10 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. Approximate Route:

Group Ride: Ride to JP to Join Bikes Not Bombs Community Unity Ride

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

Join us for a ride to Jamaica Plain to the headquarters of BikesNotBombs (284 Amory St., JP) where we will join and ride with BNB's  final Unity in Community Ride of the season which is planned to go 11am to 1pm.  And then the group would head back to Newton.   The BNB rides usually feature a large number of riders, plenty of music and a lot of fun.  This BNB ride is short (6 mi.) and will tour through Franklin Park and the Arnold Arboretum. Meet in front of the Newton Main library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave at 10:00am. [...]

Group Ride – MCRT – Weston – Wayland

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

View the MetroWest foliage by bike!  We will start in Newtonville, head out Comm. Ave. to Weston, through the back roads of Weston and Lincoln,  join the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in Wayland, , then back on the MCRT to Waltham and Newton.     Meet in front of the Star Market on Austin St. in Newtonville, and we’ll leave at 10:00 am. This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult. Bike helmets are required.  20.5 miles roundtrip. Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. Approximate Route:   Wayland-Weston-MCRT 

Group Ride – The Joyful River Ride

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

Starting in Newtonville, we'll ride along the Charles River to Harvard Square in Cambridge, then head up Concord Ave. to Fresh Pond.  We'll partially circle the pond and head back towards Watertown on the  Watertown-Cambridge Greenway.  Before arriving at Watertown Square, riders will have the option of stopping for lunch at Joyful Garden in the Watertown Mall for some of the best dim sum available outside of Chinatown.   Whether you want to stop at Joyful Garden or go directly back to Newtonville, ride leaders will be available in both cases. Meet in front of the Star Market on Austin St, in Newtonville, and we’ll [...]

BN-Ride-Millennium-Park

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

A nice ride from Newton Center through south Newton, Brookline and West Roxbury to Millennium Park, by the Charles River.    Meet at the Newton Free Library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave at 2:00 PM.   The group can decide how much exploring around the park they'd like to do once we get there.  This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   13 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. Approximate Route:   https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7667038

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