Neponset Greenway Last Day of Winter Bike Ride, Mar. 19

Come celebrate the end of winter and the start of beautiful weather on an epic bike ride of 27 miles! This event is cosponsored by the MassBike Metro Boston chapter and Boston Natural Areas Network with its community-based Neponset River Greenway Council, which have been working with the DCR to connect parklands along the river since 1990. The biking adventure will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot at Paul's Bridge and Brush Hill Road at the edge of the Blue Hills just off the Neponset Valley Parkway. The terrain is mostly flat and the pace will be relaxed, so all ages and fitness levels are invited to join.

This ride follows bike lanes on Truman Parkway north along the Neponset River, then cuts through Milton along the river to the Neponset Trail, which the group will follow to Tenean Beach in Dorchester. They'll bike the route of the future Dorchester Coast Trail to Columbia Point, to pick up the existing paved path along Boston Harbor past UMass/Boston, the Kennedy Library, and the Harbor Point Apartments to Carson Beach and Castle Island. The group will bike across the Neponset on Dorchester Ave and Adams St. and follow Eliot Street above the trail to Central Ave, and then pick up the new trail and follow it south to the starting point.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. the parking lot at Paul's Bridge & Brush Hill Road. For a map of the route and specific driving/biking directions click here.