Alewife-Charlestown Bike Loop

Date and Time

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Start of Minuteman Bikeway across from Alewife MBTA Garage,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity.


Come enjoy a 19 mile mostly bike path tour along the Charles from Alewife to Charlestown and back. A highlight will be the new-ish bike bridge from Charlestown to Cambridge. There are some surface roads in West Cambridge to access the Charles. Be aware this is an urban ride and though we are mostly on bike paths, there are many crossings and expect heavy vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic. Following the rules of the road is a must for safety. Due to traffic, we will plan on an overall speed of approx. 10-12 mph overall speed with no formal rest stops. To keep the group well guided and sort of together thought the many turns and crossings, we will ask riders to participate in the "human arrow" method (more detail at the pre-ride brief). Helmets required, bright, highly visible clothing and blinky lights are highly recommended. This ride is show and go, riders will be accepted by the leaders without any follow-up or screening once you register in the AMC System. Please download the ride from the RWGPS link to your smartphone, gps device, or print a cue sheet (plus we will have the human arrows!). Feel free to contact the leader for any questions. Meet at 5:45 pm sharp to be ready to bike off at 6 pm and the start of the Minuteman Bikeway across the street from the Alewife MBTA Station Parking Lot. For those interested after the ride, we will be having something to eat at nearby Jasper White's Summer Shack. There isn't any outdoor seating, but it's very large and open inside.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



Related Link(s):

Route on RWGPS

Click map for driving directions
Route Graphic



Offered By





Moderate, 12 mph, flat


Adults (18+)


Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and has led AMC Adventure Travel tours in the Czech Republic, Tuscany and South Africa.


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