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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


Bike to Bites Ride: 3rd Annual Winter Ride



Saturday, March 11, 2023

Meet at 9:45 a.m.

Ride starts at 10 a.m.

Ride ends at 11 a.m.


Meet at Brattle Square Plaza, in front of Felipe's Taqueria. The ride will end at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, at the Harvard Smith Center Plaza.

The Ride:

Riding in the winter can be fun and even tasty! This starts and ends in Harvard Square and takes a calm route into Old Cambridge, Mid Cambridge, along the Charles River. Most of the route takes place on separated bike lanes. Bring your own bike or request a free Bluebikes pass ahead of time (see below). We will have some free treats and snacks to enjoy after the ride, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel this event. 

To request a free Bluebikes pass for this event, please email bluebikes@cambridgema.gov by Wednesday March 8, 2023.

To view the route map, please click here: Bike to Bites Ride Route Map


Past Bicycle Committee Rides

13th Bow Tie Ride 


Sunday, October 2, 2022 meet at 9 a.m., ride will depart at 9:30 a.m.


Cambridge Main Library at Joan Lorentz Park, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Ride:

Ever notice that the City of Cambridge is in the shape of a Bow Tie? Come enjoy a relaxed, scenic two-hour ride tracing the bow tie shaped boundaries of the city. This will be a gorgeous autumn ride at an easy pace on mostly level terrain. We will end at the launch site of Joan Lorentz Park, and there will be some light refreshments.

Mechanics will be on hand for simple bike checks; you can come early to get your air checked or for other small adjustments.


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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