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Jamaica Plain bike/jog
Posted October 5th, 2010 - 2:21 am by from Denver, United States (Permalink)

I just moved to Jamaica Plain and am looking to see if anyone is close to the area and would like to occasionally take the bikes out/go on a jog. The Pond is awesome and I love the Arboretum. Anyone know of any other gems around? Anyone interested?

Posted October 5th, 2010 - 3:14 am by from Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Brandon!

I moved to JP in August. So we are neighbours!

I love cycling so perhaps one of this days we could go to the arboretum to check out the fall foliage.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Posted October 5th, 2010 - 4:31 am by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)
Hey Brandon -

Welcome to the neighborhood.

I'm only living in JP until the end of October - Cambridge after that - but am currently right off the Arboretum. I don't jog but if you want to go for a bike ride there are lot of places we could go. Get yourself a bike map from Ferris Wheels bike shop. And as long as you don't mind dealing with some traffic and hills, there is a great route through the Forest hills cemetery and what I think is called Franklin Park behind that (I recently rode through as part of a 30 mile loop with Hub On Wheels - hubonwheels.org). If you are willing to take your bike on the commuter rail and zip out of the city, there are beautiful rides out in Concord, MA and up on the north shore - check Boston.com.

I'd be up for one of the rides on the North Shore in about two weeks (this weekend is Honk Fest in Cambridge/Somerville so no rides for me. But you should totally go to Honk Fest - google it).


Posted December 27th, 2010 - 3:25 am by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
Hi Guys,
I live in West Roxbury - it is bordering JP.
arboretum is the best with an abundance of trails and well kept grounds.
at some point you may want to check out millenium park in west roxbury. its many open soccer fields and a small wooded area by the charles.

Posted December 27th, 2010 - 6:13 am by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)
I live in Cambridge, but Im down for going to JP for bikes and jogs! Hit me up when you want to go!

Posted December 28th, 2010 - 7:29 pm by from Denver, United States (Permalink)
Definitely will have to check out Millenium park sometime. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm always down for biking/jogging around the area.

Posted January 3rd, 2011 - 1:52 pm by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
I live in JP. Go to Franklin Park. It's much better than the Arboretum (which is too tame for my tastes). There's The Loop, which goes along Circuit Drive (road through the park) and then around the golf course through woods and past a beautiful pond -- a lot of people walk/jog The Loop. But even better is the woods there--it really feels like wilderness. I'd go walking with you there some time if you wanted.

JP has parks on 3 sides. (Pond, Arboretum, Franklin Park)

You can take the commuter rail out to the suburbs and bike back (or inbound to another commuter rail stop). Rachel's right--get the Rubel Bikemaps, they're great. If you don't know a lot about how to ride in traffic, the Boston Bikemap (by Rubel) has great tips on the back that I still use today. Then there are maps for the North Shore, South Short, center and western MA --so you could buy one to use for your commuter rail trip.

You can bike the spine of the Blue Hills, and bike _to_ the Blue Hills (a few miles from JP). There are dirt roads with rocks where you can go mountain biking, but if you're not into that, you can bike along the paved road (if you're not scared of cars).


Posted January 8th, 2011 - 3:02 pm by from Somerville, United States (Permalink)
Brandon- def interested.

I have a group of friends who sometimes get together to explore new parts of the city but like all groups - people come and go. So it'd be great to bike with more people and see new areas!

I'm pretty familiar with downtown (i have a really fun route for introducing people to downtown) since I lived in the north end for a long time and cambridge where I live now. But I'd be interested in riding in new areas like roxbury and jp.

I bike all winter and would be up for a ride on the next sunny day (looking like next Saturday but also a brisk 33) or anytime this Spring.

Keep me posted if you're going to go for a ride-