End of Winter Neponset Greenway Bike Ride
Celebrate the end of winter with a bike ride along Boston Harbor
and the Neponset River Greenway from Castle Island to Paul's Bridge
and back. We'll be especially interested in looking at where the next
gaps will be filled along the Harbor in Dorchester and between the
current trail loose ends in Milton and Mattapan. We'll be riding
on moderate terrain with very little climbing for a distance of a bit
over 25 miles. There will be extra traffic because the
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade
starts at noon.
2011 cyclists overlooking the Lower Mills power plant
Maps and Cue sheet
The Boston Harborwalk passes through Castle Island. Or, take 8th St. from South Boston to Day Blvd. and follow either the road or the parallel path.
You can take your bike on T rapid transit lines and some bus lines for no extra charge. Details are on the MBTA website.
From Andrew Station (Red Line):
Take the JFK exit from Rte. 3 and follow Day Blvd. to the end. Please consider carpooling to the ride.
Click for Google Maps
You can turn around at Pope John Paul II Park or Mattapan Square. Because you cannot take your bike on the "High-Speed" (Ashmont-Mattapan) trolley line, the closest T station to most of the ride is Ashmont on the Red Line, but it is a hike. In Mattapan and Hyde Park, we'll be near bus lines with bike racks which can get you to a T station or maybe home.