Great Local Rides

 

Ride for the exercise. Ride for the environment. Ride for the family, or ride for fun. Just Ride.  We've got a great variety of rides right here in our backyard, from the trails of the Blue Hills or Wampatuck State Park, to the roads along the coast and down to the Cape.  GET OUTSIDE. GET OUT AND RIDE.  Then come tell us about it.

MBTA Bicycle Information - Bikes are allowed on the T, ferries, buses and the commuter rails. This is a link to the information you need to know about taking your bike on the MBTA. Many of the areas below are accessible by public transportation so take "The T" to your ride the next time and you'll feel "Green" all over

Mountain Bike Riding Areas

For detailed list of recommended Massachusetts mountain bike areas, including site locations, directions, trail descriptions, history, and regulations check out the NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) website, www.nemba.org. Some of the areas around the our shop on the South Shore are listed below. (Please support NEMBA with your membership. Plus join them when you see a "Trail Maintenance Day" at the area you ride. Look for membership details on NEMBA's website.)

SE Mass NEMBA Riding Zone - Great page from the Southeastern NEMBA Chapter website for places to ride in SE Mass

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for the new 2015 PDF Trail Map

Blue Hills Reservation, Milton MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Ames Nowell State Park, Abington MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Borderland State Park, Easton/Sharon MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Myles Standish State Forest, Carver MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Otis/ Crane WMA on Cape Cod, Bourne/Falmouth MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map - additonal map here

Massassoit State Park, E. Taunton MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Freetown State Forest, Assonet MA- click here for more info from NEMBAor for a PDF Trail Map

Trail of Tears, Barnstable MA- click here for more info from NEMBA or for a PDF Trail Map

Whitney Thayer Woods, Hingham/Cohasset MA- click here for more info from NEMBA or for a PDF Trail Map

World's End, Hingham MA- click here for more info from NEMBA or for a PDF Trail Map

Road Riding Loops, Paths or Rides

New England and especially the South Shore has many scenic and fun rides to take both on the road and paths. Below you will find some info on rides that are near The Link but many of the sites are a good source of finding rides for wherever you go in the area.

Bicycle Link - Cohasset Loop 29 Miles - This is a ride from the shop and return that goes through Wompatuck and out to the ocean and back

Mass Bike - Comprehensive list of Massachusetts bicycle paths and trails – both current and future! Links to MassBike website.  (Please support MassBike with your membership, details on their website.)

Traillink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - The Rails-to-Trail directory site of trails and paths for riding. We have posted a link to Trails near the Weymouth area. This is a good resource for path riding anywhere in the US

Cape Cod Bike Guide - A good site to find where to ride on the Cape which has great paths for the recreational rider and more

South Shore Coastal loop- This is an old standby ride from Map My Ride. Incuding coastal views, light houses and harbors

Map your own ride- Research others rides or map your own at this site

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) - Info about biking at any of the DCR Parks

Rubel Bike Maps - Local bicycle maps, the best regional bike maps anywhere! These are made by a local biking enthusiast, Andy Rubel, and the input he gets from riders. Featuring on-road routes and mtn-bike areas too. We have these maps in stock for purchase at the shop.


Local Group or Community Rides

Tell us about your local ride and we'll post it to the site