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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


Annual Spring Community Bike Ride  May 18, 2024

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Time: Arrive between 8:30 - 9:00 AM; ride departs at 9:30 AM and returns approximately 12:00 PM

Where: Meet at Joan Lorentz Park in front of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway

Continue to check back here soon for more information and updates about this ride.

Route Map (PDF)

The ride will go at a relaxed pace on mostly level terrain.

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.

Note: You MUST arrive early if you want a bike check; the ride leaves at 9:30 sharp whether or not all bikes have been checked.

Children comfortable riding their own bicycles are welcome, but we ask that very young children ride with their adults in trailers, seats, tag-alongs, cargo bikes, etc.

If you do not have access to a bicycle for the ride, you may request a free Bluebikes pass for the day by sending an email to bluebikes@cambridgema.gov no later than Tuesday, May 14.

The ride will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

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


Past Bicycle Committee Rides

4th Annual Winter Bike Ride – March 16, 2024

This ride from Vellucci Plaza in Inman Square was sponsored by the East Cambridge Business Association.

14th Annual Bow Tie Ride – October 1, 2023

Ever notice that the City of Cambridge is shaped like a bow tie? Our annual Bow Tie community bicycle ride traces the outline of bow-tie-shaped Cambridge.

Route Map (PDF)

Interactive Route Map

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

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 featured sites of internet and neural network history while utilizing portions of the bicycle network as a demonstration of what the full network will bring.

Route Map

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

Route Map

13th Annual 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


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

Spooky Spokes Halloween Bike Celebration  Sunday November 3, 2019

130 participants 


12th Annual 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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