Join us for the 35th annual Bike-A-Thon on September 11th, 2022!
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.
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.
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 Museum of Stamps at the 18.9 mile marker before riding back to Jamaica Plain.
After 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.
Rest stops are located at the Food Project's Farm on Baker Bridge Road at the 26 mile marker and at the Spellman Museum of Stamps at the 35 mile marker.
Our 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.
Four rest stops are visible in the RWGPS route maps and are at the following locations:
- Matlock Farm at mile marker 24
- Fruitlands Museum at mile marker 51
- Rideout Park at mile marker 73
- Spellman Museum of Stamps at mile marker 88.5
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. There are two rest stops for this ride: Matlock Farm at mile marker 24 and the Spellman Museum of Stamps at mile marker 47. Both are visible on the Ride With GPS routes.