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Take an easy ride, about 14 miles among bicycle-related historical sites with Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed books Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900 and Boston's Twentieth Century Bicycling Renaissance. Visit and learn where bicycles were built, where bicyclists by the hundreds hung out and picnicked by the Charles River, and about Waltham's former bicycle racetrack. We will ride in a a socially-distnaced group -- nobody will be left behind.

Sunday - August 16, 2020
2:00 PM for 14 miles, with stops at historic sites: about 3 hours
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Ride Start

Duck Feeding Area

148 Norumbega Rd
Weston , MA

From Route 128 take exit 24. The first traffic light west of Route 128 on Route 30 is River Road to the north. The second right on River Road is the access road to the Duck Feeding Area parking lot. There is a sign. The above mentioned traffic light is at the end of the exit 24 ramp from Route 128 southbound. From the Brandeis-Roberts station on the Fitchburg commuter rail line, take South St southwest and turn left onto Norumbega Rd after about 0.3 mi. The Duck Feeding Area is at the end of Norumbega Rd, about another 0.4 mi. Train schedule is here; . Returning to the station, it is most pleasant to bear right onto Charles River Road, then left onto Angleside Rd and right through parking lots to the station.