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 Rides

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

Meet at Joan Lorentz Park/Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

Assemble at 9:30 AM, rides departs at 10:00 AM

Join the Cambridge Bicycle Committee as we trace the bow tie shaped boundaries of the city and celebrate cycling in Cambridge! 

The ride will begin and end outside of the Cambridge Public Library Main Branch. View the route map here. The ride will be escorted by the Cambridge Police Department's Bike Patrol and take about two hours, including a midway break at Hoyt Field. Directly following the ride we will have light food donated by Redbones BBQ and will hold a raffle for bow ties donated by OoOtie! You must be present to win. 

The ride will go at a relaxed pace, with a suggested age of 10 and up. We ask that younger children ride tandem with an adult (trailers, bike seats, tag-alongs, etc.). We are also planning a Halloween themed kids' ride for October 27 (stay tuned for more details)!

Bike mechanics from Urban AdvenTours 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 ahead of the ride.

The Department of Public Works will also be on site before the ride with their interactive stormwater display.

There is no registration or charge for the tour -- just show up and enjoy! And don't forget your bow-tie!

The ride will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. For weather updates, please check back here or sign up for the bike ride email list.

Past Bicycle Committee Rides

Coast the City - Saturday, May 18, 2019

226 cyclists

Brochure and route map (Thanks to Bicycle Committee member Peter Stokes and Cambridge Historical Commission Executive Director Charlie Sullivan for the historical information. Thanks to CDD GIS Analyst Brendan Monroe for map design.)


Special thanks to Bon Me, WardMaps LLC, and Broadway Bicycle School for sponsoring the ride. Thanks also to the Mass Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Urban AdvenTours, and the Cambridge Police, Fire, Water, and Public Works Departments for their support.


Visit 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

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