Free Historical Cambridge Bike Tour

Filed in Travel & Tourism by on October 2, 2009 0 Comments

bycycletourTour Cambridge by bike this Sunday and learn all about why Cambridge is called “The People’s Republic“. Cambridge has long been known for its political activism from the time of the American Revolution to today. The Cambridge Historical Society cosponsors the the tour that starts off at Cambridge Common at 10:15am this Sunday October 4th. The free bike tour will be about 10 miles long and end at Lechmere Canal Park.

I have not had the chance to participate in one of these bike tours that have been put on by the Cambridge Bicycle Committee but they as far as I can tell they are not meant as marathons.  The pace is reasonable but not for all children.  More information can be found on their FAQs.

The Cambridge Bicycle committee has been around since 1991 and is meant to promote bicycling around Cambridge.  They are involved in road planning which is why you see more bicycle lanes and bicycle symbols on the streets that have been repaved and redesigned.  A good example of that is Blanchard Road that was recently redone in the Fresh Pond Area.

The Cambridge Police Department’s Bike Patrol will be escorting the group so that should make for a safe ride.  There are stops along the way that go along with the theme of Cambridge’s Political Activism.  You also get a free snack at the end of the bike tour at Lechmere Canal Park.  As of right now there still might be rain in the morning which is supposed to be clearing as the day progresses.  Tours are usually only cancelled if there is heavy rain.

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