Biking the Trails of Wellesley

I went on a long bike ride today, mostly on the Wellesley Trails.  The system is brilliant, containing more than 25 miles of trails that pass some beautiful historic homes, lovely lakes, and the Charles River.  Today I biked along the Aqueduct Trail which I’ve not done before, at least not for any substantial distance.  It runs along the Sudbury Aqueduct, a historic landmark, though I spent time on several of Wellesley’s trails.  Click here to see the map of my route.

Below are a few photos I took on my ride.

Annotated Bicycling Links

  • Map My is a site where you can easily plot maps of your rides without a GPS, search for rides or routes globally, keep track of your routes including distances, and even calculate how many calories you’ve burned on one route versus another.  There is a companion iPhone app, and perhaps for other mobile, GPS enabled apps, too.
  • Bikes Belong Coalition Bikes Belong’s mission is to put more people on bicycles often by working with the federal government to maximize federal funding for bicycling, awarding grants to help create more and better places to ride, sponsoring programs to help cities and towns become more bicycle-friendly, promoting bicycling to get more people riding and cultivating cooperation throughout the bicycle industry
  • Bicycle for Humanity began in September 2005 with the simple aim of enabling people to raise funds and collect unwanted bicycles to send to reliable partners in developing countries. 
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
  • Free self guided road bike routes and mountain bike trails including maps, cue sheets and trail descriptions. Resources for local bicycle shops, bike safety information and community bulletin board for cyclist to share trail, road and cross country bike trip knowledge. Information about guided bicycle tours, cycling gear and bicycles.
  • Cape Cod Bike one-stop resource for road cycling and mountain bike information for the Cape Cod area with detailed Cape Cod trail listings, a searchable database of Cape Cod bike shops, links to popular bicycle resources etc.

Do you know any other good sites?