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The Minuteman Bikeway is a Millennium Trail, designated by the White House.

Beyond the Minuteman Bikeway

List of Businesses within about a quarter mile of the Bikeway

Abreviated list of Arlington businesses (food, drug stores, bikeshops). Full List.

List of Lexington businesses.

List of Bedford businesses.

Bicycle Routes

The roadways around the Minuteman Bikeway offer some of the best bicycling areas in New England.

For recommended bike-touring and transportation routes, check out the Massachusetts Bicycle Maps, Boston’s BikeMap, “Pocket Rides” (pocket-sized waterproof maps with illustrated routes), and the "Bicycling Street Smarts" guide — available at area bike shops and bookstores or on the web from Rubel BikeMaps at

For a listing of local bike clubs, many of which offer group rides, see MassBike's website at

Share the Road with BicyclesShare the Road sign

Bicycles are vehicles too. Massachusetts state law considers the bicycle a fully legitimate vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when using our public roadways. For community safety, please drive, bicycle, and walk responsibly – and share the road with others.


You have transportation choices. To help ease traffic congestion, consider walking, bicycling, or taking public transportation for short-distance destinations. You'll probably enjoy your trip more, and we will have one less car on the road.

Multi-Use Paths Near the Minuteman Bikeway

> Narrow Gauge Rail-Trail (Bedford). Stone-dust trail near the end of the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford to North Billerica.

> Reformatory Branch Rail-Trail (Bedford, Concord). Unpaved trail from the end of the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford, ending near the historic Old North Bridge in Concord.

> Battle Road Trail – Minute Man National Historical Park (Lexington, Lincoln, Concord). Stone-dust trail providing cycling and walking access to the national park's historical and natural resource areas. See

> Fitchburg Cutoff Bike Path. Rail-trail from northwest corner of Alewife MBTA station to Brighton St. near the Cambridge–Belmont border, currently under construction.

> Linear Park Path and Somerville Bikeway (Cambridge, Somerville). Paved bikeways from Alewife Station in North Cambridge to Davis Square and beyond in Somerville. Plans are under way to extend this path to Boston. See

> Alewife Connector and MDC Alewife Greenway Paths. These are multi-use, community trails along the Alewife Brook and MDC Alewife Reservation [map]. For more information, see the Friends of the Alewife Brook Area Community Paths website at

> Fresh Pond Paths (Cambridge). Paved 3-mile path around Fresh Pond Reservoir, with dedicated bike path beside Fresh Pond Parkway.

> Charles River Bike Paths (Boston, Cambridge, Watertown). 14-mile paved loop traveling alongside both banks of the Charles River from the Museum of Science in Boston to Watertown, passing through the Boston Esplanade. See

> Nashua River Rail-Trail (Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable). 11-mile paved trail, featuring spectacular wetlands scenery. See

>Bruce Freeman Rail-Trail (Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle). Phase 1 of this trail is complete through Chelmsford into Westford. The trail will eventually reach Framingham. See

> Assabet River Rail-Trail. Proposed bike path linking the communities of Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, and Acton; much of this trail parallels the Assabet River. (Portions of this bike path are currently being constructed.) See

For a complete listing of bike paths in Massachusetts (both existing and future), see MassBike’s website at

For a directory of rail-trails in the USA, see

For a complete listing of bike paths in Massachusetts (both existing and future), see MassBike’s website at

Future Path Connections

See MassBike’s website at for a list of future bike paths.

For information on the 104-mile Mass Central Rail-Trail, see This proposed trail runs from Boston all the way to Northampton!

Rail Bridge


The Mass Central Railroad bridge over Linden Street (Rte 60) in Waltham, Mass. This bridge would be part of the proposed 104-mile Mass Central Rail-Trail.

Photo by Craig Della Penna, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.



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