In order to increase the proportion of non-polluting, human-powered vehicles in the transportation mix, the issues which prevent people from using bicycles must be addressed. The danger of street traffic is often cited as a primary reason for the development of off-road routes or bikepaths, but just as importantly, we need to develop alternative routes which go all the places cars can go.

One of the skills which bicyclists develop is the ability to select from a multiplicity of routes to get where they need to go. A network of bicycle routes, lanes, and paths is growing which can connect cyclists and their destinations to make bicycling a more desirable transportation option. An advantage of the bicycle is that the road system can be used to bridge uncompleted portions of the network, so there is no need to wait until the system is "complete".

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Here are upcoming rides and events:

  • Saturday, June 23, 2016: Mattapan on Wheels
    Meet at 8:00 am at Walker Playground at Norfolk St. and Mildred St. in Mattapan for 10, 20, and 29-mile rides on the Neponset Trail and beyond.

  • Sunday, July 24, 2016: Bike to Deer Island
    Meet at 10:00 at Revere Park in Charlestown for a 30-mile ride to the tip of Deer Island, in the middle of Boston Harbor.

  • Sunday, July 31, 2016: Ice Cream Sunday Ride to three ice cream shops across Boston

    And here is what we have done recently:

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