Cycling Links & Resources

The MVTMA's Cycling Group would like to provide you with some resources to enhance your biking experience to/from work/home, or if you bike to stay fit, or if you're taking a leisurely ride that's convenient and comfortable for you.


Bay State Bike Week


League of American Bicyclists

Livable Streets Alliance

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Moving Together

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Agencies, Non-Profits & Cycling Information

AMC Andover Committee

Andover Trails Committee

Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS)

Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire

Boston Region Metropolitan Planning CommissionMetropolitan Area Planning Council

Boston Transportation Department

Boxford Trails Association/Boxford Open Land Trust

Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATVA)

City of Haverhill

City of Lawrence

City of Methuen

Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Emmaus, Inc.

Essex County Forum

Essex County Greenbelt Association

Essex County Trail Association

Essex National Heritage Area

Foster’s Pond Corporation

Groundworrk Lawrence

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Bays Estuary Association

Massachusetts DOT



MBTA Bike Information

MBTA – Trip Planner

MBTA – Nonpeak Times to bring your bike on the commuter rail – click links below and review the "shaded" part of each train schedule:

Haverhill and Lawrence
Newburyport and Rockport

Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)

MV Economic Development Council (MVEDC)

Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc.

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Biking Facilities

Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA)

New Hampshire Biking

New Hampshire DOT

NH DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs

NHDOT – MV Bicycle Maps & Routes

NHDOT – MV Region – Bike Maps
NHDOT – MV Region – Bike Routes

North Shore Cyclists Cue Sheets

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Shawsheen River Watershed Association

Town of Andover

Town of North Andover

The Trustees of Reservations

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance

Chain maintenance

Parktool Bike Repair Blog

Biker Connections & Clubs

Bike New England

Boston Biker

Charles River Wheelmen

Cycling New England Blog

East Coast Greenway

MassDOT/District Bicycle/Pedestrian Contacts – to submit questions or complaints regarding road conditions

Mass School of Law, Andover, MA

Moor and Mountain

New England Mountain Bike Association

New England Bicycle Racing Association

New England Velodrome

North Shore Cyclists (NSC)

Northeast Bicycle Club

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Roll Against Coal - Bike ride from Boston to Salem, in protest of the Salem Coal Energy Plant and to promote clean renewable energy


Bay State Bike Week

Bicycle Riding School

Bicycling Street Smarts

Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire

Bikes Not Bombs

Broadway Bicycle School

Granite State Wheelmen

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition


Safe Routes to School


Fun Tidbits & Tips

Bay State Bike Commuters - Feel free to read and write for our bike blog

Bay State Cycluters

Bicycle to Work Website

Bicycling Life Bicycle Commuter's Guide

Bike Commuters

Bike Funding Preserved – We Won

Bike Keep: The Movie

Bike Rides for Ordinary People

Bike Score



More Fun Tidbits & Tips

Boston Bike Tours

Boston Biker - BLOGS

Citizens Connect  - Download the app & report potholes, graffiti and other service issues within Boston, MA.

Citizens Connect App

Commute by Bike

Commuter Tax Benefits

Google Maps

Google Maps Bike There

Healthcare savings - Driving makes you fat-use alternative means to commute

Healthcare savings - Urban Sprawl linked to Obesity

Healthcare savings Urban sprawl piles on the pounds

MapMy Ride

MapMy Walk

MassBike/Report Infrastructure & Access Problems

New Reasons To Ride Your Bike

Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips
6 Tips for Commuting to Work by Bike 

Switching Gears: More Commuters Bike To Work (NPR)

The Impossible Journey - You tube video how to bike to Boston from the suburbs

Transportation for America newsletter

Urban AdvenTours

Walk Score

Work life balance calculator 

Rides, Trails & Paths

Amesbury Riverwalk

Arnold Arboretum

The Artichoke Reservoirs

Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway

Behind North Shore’s Bike Trails

Bicycle Rides in New England – Google map rides

Border to Boston Trail – Northern Section

CapeAnn/Manchester Loop

Charles River Wheelman

Claire Saltonstall Bikeway or State Bicycle Route 1
(Boston to P-Town)

Clement Farm Haverhill, MA Trail

Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport

Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)

Coolidge Reservation/Manchester-by-the Sea

Crane Beach, North Shore Beach, Ipswich MA

Crystal Point Conservation Area, Haverhill, MA

Cycling New England

Danvers Rail Trail

Derry, NH Trail

East Coast Greenway

East Coast Greenway - Maine to Miami/Key West

Emmaus Cycle for Shelter

Forest Hills Cemetery

Franklin Park

Go Maine

Great rides on the North Shore

The Great Salt Marsh

Halibut Point State Park

Independence Greenway, Peabody, MA

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich to Plum Island

Jamaica Way Bikepath

MA Coastal Trails Network

Manchester/Cape Ann Loop

Marblehead Bike Paths

Marblehead Rail Trail

MASS DCR Greenways & Trails

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Merrimack River/Newburyport

Methuen, MA Rail Trail

Middlesex Fells

Minuteman Bikeway

Minuteman Ride from N. Andover

Misery Islands, Salem, MA

Muddy River Bikepath

Nashua River Rail Trail

National Park Service Rivers & Trails Programs

Neponset River Greenway

Newburyport, MA to Plum Island Bike Lane

Newburyport, MA to Portsmouth, NH

North Shore Bike Routes

North Shore Bike Trails

North Shore Coastal Trails

North Shore Cyclists Cue Sheets

Northern Strand Community Trail – connecting Everett, Malden, Saugus, Revere & Lynn to the Sea and Boston

Old Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury

Old Stone Walls Ride from Ipswich

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island

Paul Dudley White Charles River Paths

Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Park

Piscataquog, Manchester, NH Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA

Rockingham Recreational, NH Trail

Rowley/Salt Marshes Loop

Rubel Bike Maps

Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Salisbury Point Ghost Trail

Salt marshes and Plum Island

Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich, MA

South Bay Harbor Trail

South Manchester, NH Trail

Squannacook River Rail Trail

Stony Brook Reservations Paths

Topsfield Rail Trail

Windham, NH Trail

Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, Haverhill, MA

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