Bicycle Tour Announced for Herring Run and Paddle


The Mystic Basin has a large and growing network of trails that provide exciting opportunities for recreation, bird watching and bicycle commuting in a dramatic urban setting.

Join us to explore by bicycle the hidden wilds and developing trail network in this segment of the Mystic River just a stones throw from Boston. Enjoy an approximately 8-mile relaxed pace group ride that will be mostly off-road. Departing from the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse at 11:15 a.m., the ride will take about one and one half hours. Bring your own bike; helmet required. Co-sponsored by Bike to the Sea.

We will first head west along the Mystic River following the paddling race then cross over the river and loop back east following the DCR path system to the developing trail connection behind the Wellington Train station. From Wellington station we’ll cross over the Malden River and head north exploring the recently built Everett section of the Northern Strand Community Trail.  We will then return to the Boat House via Rt.28 and if time permits explore the trail system near Assembly Square and Draw 7 Park.

There is a $10 donation to MyRWA to register for the ride. If you register by May 1st a t-shirt is included. The Mystic River Watershed Urban Trail Map and Guide will be available for purchase for $5, highlighting much of the bicycle tour route.

When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, departing at 11:15am

Where: DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA

What: 8-mile recreational bicycle tour of Mystic River trails. Bring your own bike and helmet.

Cost: $10 donation to MyRWA, register by May 1st for your complimentary T-shirt. REGISTER HERE.