Minuteman Bikeway

Minuteman Bikeway

About Minuteman Bikeway

For those looking for recreation and exercise with their children year-round, consider biking the historic Minuteman Bikeway.

Starting in Cambridge and then passing through historic cities in Massachusetts where the American Revolution began, the Minuteman Bikeway offers a convenient and enjoyable route for those looking to bike, jog, skate, or walk on an 11-mile path between Bedford and the Alewife MBTA Station in Cambridge.

Minuteman Bikeway

Photo by Mark Stosberg

Children at the Minuteman Bikeway

The bikeway is a great way for children to experience the treasured routes and history of the American Revolution, while getting great exercise as well. The bikeway is even open for cross-country skiing when it snows!

Minuteman Bikeway

About the Trail

The Minuteman Bikeway passes through Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge. It closely follows the same route that Paul Revere rode at the start of the American Revolution, and is known as “America’s Revolutionary Rail-Trail.”

The bikeway is the 500th rail-trail in the US, and is maintained by the Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge communities which surround it. It offers safe travel between commuter transportation, and is a fun way to spend a day with the children when the weather is nice.

Minuteman Bikeway

Photo by Greg Raisman

Minuteman Bikeway Hours

Open 5am-9pm, year-round

Minuteman Bikeway Directions

The bikeway can be accessed at the Bedford Depot Park, Arlington and Lexington Centers, and the Alewife T stop. The bikeway is open year-round.