The Charles River flows over 80 miles eastward from Hopkinton to Boston. As it winds through the communities of Weston, Waltham, Newton & Watertown, discover what lies along the banks of this historical and hard-working section of the river. See how it aided industry & prosperity of the region. Join this leisurely scenic ride – mostly along the Charles River Greenway – with bridges & boardwalks, towers & tombstones, factories & mills, and two roaring dams! We begin our journey “down” to the river with a spin through Beaver Brook Reservation. Ride past historical buildings along the river that date back to the Industrial Revolution and have been reimagined and repurposed for modern use. Pedal the properties of two grande estates. Measure how many times we cross the Charles River. Be on the lookout for abundant wildlife frolicking in the wind & wetlands along the banks of the waterway. Conclude our ride through the “watch city” of Waltham, and head back “up” to where we began.
What to Expect:
Price: $85 per person or $300 for a group of four.
Start/End Location: Waltham, MA. Park against the stone wall opposite Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co.
Mileage: 18 miles
Start/End Date: Private tours available. Contact us at 800-866-7314
Joy Spadafora, an exuberant cyclist with an adventurous spirit.
Lauren Hefferon, Director and Founder of Ciclismo Classico.