From our starting point in downtown City Hall Plaza, we'll ride together down Cambridge Street and directly on to a car-free Storrow Drive. From there, those doing the full citywide circuit will go all the way up the Emerald Necklace parkland - including the Fens, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. We'll ride through friendly and diverse neighborhoods and along Stony Brook's forest path, Forest Hill Cemetery's sculpture gardens, and the Neponset River Greenway. We'll circle Savin Hill and the magnificent (and clean!) Harbor Walk past the Kennedy Library and South Boston's beaches. We'll see the piers with their spectacular views, fishing boats, and new buildings, then along the new Rose Kennedy Greenway back to City Hall.
Anyone not wanting to do the entire 40 miles can take the 30-mile cut-off (missing Stony Brook), or the 20-mile route (following the "forgotten links"of Olmsted's original necklace design), or the 10 mile route (through the South End).
City Hall Plaza Festival for the Entire Family:
Once again, the post-ride festival, from 10:00 AM to 1 PM, will include food, music, HiWheeler demonstration, kids bike rodeo events, and a huge end-of-season bike sale featuring individuals and stores. The festival is open to all - invite your non-riding family and friends to meet you there!
Basic registration/donation is $25, 100% of donation goes to support Boston Digital Bridge Foundation, more info:
Official Website: http://www.hubonwheels.org/default.asp?go=citywideride&m=2
Added by nic221 on August 30, 2006