Join us for the 36th annual Bike-A-Thon in Jamaica Plain on September 17th, 2023!
Riders can choose to ride 10 miles, 35 miles, 50 miles, 63 miles, or 105 miles on some of the best routes in Eastern Mass. All of the routes head west-southwest from Jamaica Plain with 'cutoffs' for the different route options. Just like last year, all rider bibs will have a QR code for each route, which can be scanned via smartphone to quickly pull up a link to any route.
GPX routes are available to view and download on Ride with GPS. We highly recommend saving your route and downloading it to your bike computer, GPS device, or for viewing in the Ride with GPS mobile app. Many riders without a GPS or bike computer sign up for a free 7-day premium trial on Ride with GPS to get turn-by-turn directions.
The Emerald Necklace route is perfect for the whole family, taking advantage of cycling paths wherever possible in Franklin Park, along the Southwest Corridor Park, and near Jamaica Pond. The rest stop in Franklin Park is located halfway through the route with easy access to a playground. Some urban riding skills are required.
You may view the route here: Emerald Necklace Route 2023 (8.9 miles)
Clocking in at 35 miles, this route is perfect for cyclists who don’t want to spend all day riding but still want to get a great workout in! This route takes riders through Roslindale, West Roxbury, Newton, and Needham out to Weston, where riders can fuel up at our rest stop at the Weston Public Library before riding back to Jamaica Plain.
You may view the route here: To the West(on) Reaches 2023 (35 miles).
After splitting off from the 35 mile route in Weston, the 50 mile route shines as riders pass through beautiful landscapes in Lincoln, Concord, and Wayland. This route utilizes well-maintained, quiet roads as it weaves past conservation land, picturesque farms, and historic homes.
Rest stops are located at the Food Project's Baker Bridge Farm in Lincoln and at the Weston Public Library. You may view the route here: The Trip to the Farm 2023 (51.7 miles)
This route is adapted from the 100 mile route and is also a great option for riders looking to go a bit further than 50 miles. Clocking in at 100 kilometers (or about 63 miles), riders can brag that they rode a Century after finishing this route! Enjoy quiet roads, scenic farmland, and beautiful woodlands - all with plenty of time to get back to Stony Brook for lunch. Most of the world uses the Metric system, so why not have a Metric Century?
Rest stops are located at Matlock Farm in Lincoln and at the Weston Public Library. You may view the route here: Agony & Ecstasy - The Metric Tease 2023 (63 miles)
Our 105 mile route to Harvard is back for another great year! Riders will enjoy smooth, scenic stretches as the route winds north past Minute Man National Park to quiet country roads in Acton, Littleton, Harvard, and Stow. With some of the best scenery in the Metro West, riders will be well rewarded for this challenging ride! At just under 105 miles with 5,700 ft of elevation, riders should expect to train adequately for this ride.
Four rest stops will be available on this ride, located in Lincoln, Harvard, Concord, and Weston. You may view the route here: Agony & Ecstasy - BNB Goes to Harvard 2023 (104.3 miles).