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Cambridge Bike Rides

2013 Sweet Bike Ride CBC

Discover new places in the city and the interesting ways to get there on a Cambridge Bicycle Committee bike ride! Most rides are themed and include informational brochures and route maps. There is no registration or charge for rides -- just show up and enjoy!

To sign up to receive ride news and updates by email, click here.

Upcoming Bicycle Committee Rides


Spring Community Ride: Networks Past and Present - Saturday, May 20, 2023 


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023

Time: Meet at 9:00am

  • The ride starts promptly at 9:30 AM and lasts approximately 2 hours

Where: Cambridge Main Library/Joan Lorentz Park, 449 Broadway, Cambridge. The ride starts and ends here.

See a route map for this ride.

Cambridge is a networked city. From early contributions to the development of the ethernet, the internet, and neural networks, the city is evolving to the highly developed state of providing a BICYCLE NETWORK! With the combination of the Cambridge Bicycle Plan and the Cycling Safety Ordinance, Cambridge is well on its way to installing a network of separated bicycle lanes that will allow people of all ages and abilities to safely travel by bike to all major points in the city. The future is here! The 2023 Spring Ride will take you past sites of internet and neural network history while utilizing portions of the bicycle network as a demonstration of what the full network will bring.

We will begin gathering outside the Cambridge Public Library Main Branch at 9:00 a.m. and depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. The ride will be escorted by the Cambridge Police Department's Bike Patrol and take about two hours, including a midway break.

The ride will go at a relaxed pace, but we ask that young children ride tandem with an adult (trailers, bike seats, tag-alongs, etc.).

Bike mechanics will be on hand before the ride to make quick safety checks. The mechanics will be making minor adjustments, like tire pressure, and emergency repairs only. Please make sure your bike is in reasonable working order before the ride. If you are interested in learning more about how to repair your own bike, check out these instructional videos posted online.

The ride will be cancelled in the case of heavy rain.

There is no registration or charge for the tour -- just show up and enjoy!

We are able to offer Bluebikes Adventure Passes, good for unlimited 2-hour rides on Saturday, May 20. If you are interested in an adventure pass, please email bluebikes@cambridgema.gov by Monday, May 15, 2023

Past Bicycle Committee Rides


Bike to Bites Ride: 3rd Annual Winter Ride -- March 11, 2023


Route Map


13th Bow Tie Ride -- October 2, 2022


 Brochure + Route Map


Trails to Rails - May 21, 2022

A 14-mile ride exploring the history of multi-use trails and trains in Cambridge.


Route map


Cambridge Health Innovation Ride - Spring 2021

The Boston area is well-renowned for having some of the best hospitals and medical programs in the world. But did you know that Cambridge is also home to institutions and companies at the cutting edge of health research and innovation? In this virtual ride, the Cambridge Bicycle Committee highlights a selection of institutions and companies in Cambridge that have played notable roles in delivering care, services, and research in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambridge Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Ride - Fall 2020

August 26, 2020 marked the 100-year anniversary of the culmination of the women's suffrage movement and the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the US Constitution, which prohibited the denial of the right to vote on the basis of sex and enfranchised many American women. To celebrate the centennial of this significant milestone, the Cambridge Bicycle Committee created a Nineteenth Amendment-themed bike ride that highlights sites and suffragists important to the movement in Cambridge and beyond.

While the Committee had hoped to celebrate this ride and anniversary with the Cambridge community, this was not possible due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we invite you to experience this ride virtually and out on the streets on your own using the resources below:

The Bicycle Committee has also created GPS files for the route, which can be downloaded at the links below:

To learn more about other ways Cambridge is celebrating the Nineteenth Amendment centennial, see the 100 Years: Celebrating Cambridge Women's Suffrage website.

Bike for Bites Winter Ride and Celebration - Saturday, February 29, 2020

43 cyclists

Event flier


Sponsers: Mariposa BakeryHi-Rise Bread CompanyFlour Bakery, Lamplighter Brewing

Spooky Spokes Halloween Bike Celebration - Sunday November 3, 2019

130 participants 


12th Bow Tie Ride - Sunday, September 22, 2019

187 cyclists

Route map


Sponsors: Redbones BBQ, OoOtie

Coast the City - Saturday, May 18, 2019

226 cyclists

Brochure and route map


Sponsors: Bon Me, WardMaps LLCBroadway Bicycle School


Visit cambridgebikes.org for details on past Bicycle Committee rides from 2003-2018.

Other Bike Tour Resources

American Society of Landscape Architect’s Tour of Boston and Cambridge

A ten mile self-guided tour highlighting some of the most scenic and bikeable areas in Boston and Cambridge.


Created to inspire two-wheeled tourism.

Urban AdvenTours

Looking for a guided tour or to rent a bike?

More Information

For more information about bicycling in Cambridge, visit cambridgema.gov/bike.

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