PLACES TO RIDE
Explore the area on two wheels
Our local Massachusetts area provides lots of great places to ride a bicycle – both on-road and off-road. Below you'll find links to trails, groups, and facilities to get you on your bike and having fun.
Road / Pavement
Landry's Group Rides
On-road group rides, organized by Landry's store teams.
Local Bike Clubs
Discover new routes on group rides, or download cue sheets from club websites.
Local Bicycle Paths
Informative list of local Massachusetts state parks offering casual bike-path riding. Links to Department of Conservation and Recreation website.
Resource information on bicycle touring around New England and beyond.
List of local bikeways and related events.
Info and news on local rail-trail paths from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
National directory of recreational trails.
Self-guided bike routes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and beyond.
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
Resource info on places to ride, people to ride with, and local events.
Explore New England: Local Bicycling
Listing of several great bicycling locations in eastern Massachusetts.
Bicycle New England
Information about New England bike trails, bicycle tours, and trip planning.
Traffic-Free Bike Rides in Boston area
Suggested bike paths in metro-Boston area.
Biking on Cape Cod: Maps
Maps of various bicycling facilities on Cape Cod.
Bike Paths on Cape Cod
Info and trail maps for the Cape Cod Rail-Trail, Cape Cod Canal paths, Shining Sea Bikeway, and other bike paths on Cape Cod.
MBTA Bicycle Access
Bicycles are allowed on certain MBTA subways and commuter-rail trains. No special permit required.
Local bicycle maps, the best regional bike maps anywhere! Featuring on-road routes and mtn-bike areas too. (We recommend the Massachusetts Bicycle Map Set, a package of 4 maps covering the entire state!)
Interactive bike maps and routes
Google Bike Maps
Plan local bike routes using Google Bike Maps — great for getting from Point A to Point B by bike! Just click on Bicycling when getting directions.
Bike New England – Route Maps
View and download cycling routes, cue sheets, and route maps.
Greater Boston Cycling and Walking Map
Look up on-road cycling facilities including bicycle lanes, shared lane markings, bike paths, and select on-road connections.
Map your own bike route online or find new bike routes in your area.
Generate customized bike-loop routes of any length from any location with RouteLoops. Great for planning local loop rides for recreation and training.
Off-Road / Trails
Mountain Biking Places
Detailed list of recommended Massachusetts mountain bike areas, including site locations, directions, trail descriptions, history, and regulations. Links to NEMBA website. (Please support NEMBA with your membership. Look for membership details on NEMBA's website.)
MORE Mountain Biking Places
Informative list of Massachusetts state parks that allow mountain biking. Links to Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Informative site focused on New England mtn-biking, including trail info.
mtbREVIEW Trail Reviews – Massachusetts
Local reviews of mtn-bike areas in Massachusetts.
Ski areas for mountain biking in summer
- Attitash – Bartlett, NH
- Highland Mtn Bike Park – Northfield, NH
- Loon Mountain – Lincoln, NH
- Waterville Valley – Waterville Valley, NH
- Sunday River – Bethel, ME
- Burke Mountain (Kingdom Trails), East Burke, VT
- Killington – Killington, VT
- Mount Snow – West Dover, VT
- Suicide Six – South Pomfret, VT
- Craftsbury Outdoor Center — Craftsbury Common, VT
- Plattekill Mountain – Roxbury, NY
Local BMX Tracks