2013 Boston Bike Map:
The Boston Bike Map is a biannual free publication by Boston Bikes. The 2013 edition is the most recent version. It includes color coded routes based on rider experience, Boston New Balance Hubway stations, and a handy listing of local bike shops.
You can pick up a map at participating bicycle shops around the city, view the map online, or request your free copy by following the links below.
- View the Boston Bike Map online (pdf)
- Email email@example.com to request a bike map. Write “request bike map” in the subject line and include your name & mailing address in the body. We’ll mail a map to you for free.
- Have feedback on the map? Please fill out a short survey.
Good Commuting Routes:
Use the Boston bike map to find the routes that you’re most comfortable with. If you’re coming into Boston from outlying communities, we’ve developed good routes based on our Bike Fridays commuting convoys. Lastly, the biking option, though still in beta, on Google Maps will give you an idea of some route options. There are generally three choices given — the most direct, the least hilly, and the “quietest” (routes that use off-road paths).
We suggest that if you’re going to try commuting by bicycle on a new route, first test out the route on a less busy day (i.e. Saturday morning) so that you are not stressed for time or traffic and have a chance to see how long it takes, how the intersections work, and any potential problems.
Boston Bikes has installed more than a thousand bike racks around the city. You can also find additional racks in many parking garages and on most university and hospital campuses.
Local Recreation/Fitness Route Suggestions:
- Arnold Arboretum
- Paul Dudley White Charles River path
- East Coast Greenway
- Forest Hills Cemetery
- Franklin Park
- Jamaica Way Bikepath
- Melnea Cass Bikepath
- Middlesex Fells
- Minuteman Bikeway
- Muddy River Bikepath
- Neponset River Greenway
- Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Park
- South Bay Harbor Trail
- Stony Brook Reservation
Road Rides Suggestions
- Blue Hills Reservation/Hwy128
- Beacon St. to Newton Center and beyond
- Urban AdvenTours Route
- Shop Rides & Club Rides
Mountain Biking Suggestions
- Middlesex Fells Reservation
- Burlington Landlocked Forest
- Wompatuck State park
- Blue Hills Reservation
- For more recommended trails, visit the New England Mountain Biking Association