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Come on our 2016 group self guided tours Two different weeks this September
- Paris to London
- Basque Country 
Click here for more details.

Sign up for the 10th Annual
Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour
Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2016 Ride 2, 4, 5 or 7 days

Tour Jersey 

This section is updated as the season goes on. You can also find out what's happening on our facebook page

Sunday, April 5th, 2015 Rescheduled to April 19th

Bike Rides for Ordinary People presents

Easter on the Charles

Mileage:   < 20 miles

Terrain: Mostly Flat

Destination:  Arlington, Cambridge, Boston and back (map)

Meeting Place: In front of the Kickstand Cafe at 594 Mass Ave in Arlington Center.  Its close to the intersection of Mass Ave and Pleasant St. (Route 60)

Please park on the street, not in their lot.

Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00

Other Notes:   Ride down the bike path, through Harvard Square and down to the Arthur Fielder statue by the Esplanade.  Depending on the weather or the group, we may ride a little further.


Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Nashua River Trail Ride

Mileage:   23 miles

Terrain: Gentle Rolling Hills

Destination:  Shirley, Pepperell and Groton (map)

Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Ayer-Shirley Middle School  Use 11 Keady Way in your GPS

Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00

Other Notes:   Well ride along quiet roads to Pepperell where we will pick up the Nashua River Rail Trail back to Ayer and then back to Shirley.  Possible stops in Pepperell and Groton.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bike Rides For Ordinary People presents

Concord Figure 8

Mileage:  13 or 27.5 miles (map)

Ride Leader: Bruce Lederer  617 710-1832 (cell)

Terrain: Mostly Flat and rolling hill

Destination:  Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln

Meeting Place: Concord Center parking lot on Keyes Rd.

Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00

Note:  After 13 miles arrive back at the start and then continues on.  If you want a shorter ride, you can just do the first part.


 June 13, 2015

Cycle Massachusetts presents

The Boston Bacon Ride

Mileage: up to 60.  You can ride as little or as much as you want.

Terrain: Rolling hills

Meeting Place: Shirly Middle School, 1 Hospital Rd, Shirley, MA

Volunteer opportunites exist

Notes:  There will be rest stops on this route is bacon themed. 
After-party at the Bull Run Restaurant. 
For more info, go to http://cyclema.com/boston-bacon-ride/


August 1st - 7th

Cycle Massachusetts presents
The State Bike Tour

The Friendliest Ride in the East

Mileage: Choice of 25-45 or 50-70 each day

Options to ride, 2, 4, 5 or 7 days.

Volunteer opportunities available

Terrain varies

Desitination: Northampton, Hardwick and Greenfield.

See web site for more details http://www.CycleMA.com



European Adventures in Tuscany Italy
August 29th-Septmber 4th

September 6th-September 12th

Ride from Pisa to Florence

Registration is limited to 12 for each ride.  More info at