Plan a local bike route to the Minuteman Bikeway using the Eastern Massachusetts Bicycle Map or Boston’s BikeMap, available for purchase at local bike shops and bookstores. For more information, including a mail-order form, see www.bikemaps.com.
By public transportation:
The Alewife “T” Station, at the east end of the Minuteman Bikeway, provides access to/from the metro-Boston subway system (via the Red Line) as well as numerous bus routes. For routes and schedules, visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) website at www.mbta.com, or call 617-222-3200 (toll-free: 1-800-392-6100).
By car to Bedford:
Coming from Interstate 95 (MA-Rte 128), take exit 31B for Routes 4/225 North toward Bedford [area map]. At the fourth traffic signal (and CVS store), turn left on Loomis St. Go to end of street to intersection with South Rd. The bikeway is adjacent to the Freight House buleaving [area map]. Three trails come together at Depot Park (see area map).
By car to Arlington/Lexington:
By car to Alewife/Cambridge:
Take Route 2 toward Arlington/Cambridge, and enter the Alewife “T” Station parking garage [area map]. (You must pay the fee inside the station before leaving.) Three bikepaths come together at Alewife (see area map). The Minuteman Bikeway is to the west of the station. See below for a basic roadmap of the area.
Basic road map
The following road map shows the general area around the Minuteman Bikeway, which passes through Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge (click to enlarge):