Bike-A-Thon: Routes

Join us for the 35th annual Bike-A-Thon on September 11th, 2022!

Routes

Riders can choose to ride 10 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles on some of the best routes in Eastern Massachusetts. All of the routes head west-southwest from Jamaica Plain with 'cutoffs' for the different route options.

GPX routes are available below by ride to view on Ride with GPS.

BAT 2021, 10 mile riders

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.

Emerald Necklace Route (8.7 miles)

Cue cards and elevation profile on Ride with GPS

BAT 2021, 30 mile riders

Clocking in at exactly 34.5 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 Spellman Stamp Museum before riding back to Jamaica Plain.

To The West(on) Reaches (35.5 miles)

Cue cards and elevation profile on Ride with GPS

BAT 2021, 50 mile ridersAfter splitting off from the 30 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.

The Trip to the Farm (51.7 miles)

Cue cards and elevation profile on Ride with GPS

BAT 2021, 100 mile ridersOur 100 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 105 miles with 5,700 ft of elevation, riders should expect to train adequately for this ride.

Agony & Ecstasy - BNB Goes to Harvard (105.5 miles)

Cue cards and elevation profile on Ride with GPS

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.

Agony & Ecstasy - The Metric Tease (63.3 miles)

Cue cards and elevation profile on Ride with GPS

Thanks to Our 35th Annual Bike-A-Thon Sponsors!

Silver Saddle

Bronze Brake

Are you interested in sponsoring this year's event? Please email Julia Karr at julia@bikesnotbombs.org.