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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
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By Schmidtya55 (15 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2020

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Jonathan Toll
13 McR Points
May 12, 2020
An excellent sprint when you cannot commit to a…
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Howitzer
8 McR Points
May 25, 2020
A great curvy road with excellent views…
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Written Directions

This is a short loop for riders that live in Cambridge or Somerville. Get to Powder House Square and ride out towards the Mystic River Parkway. Get on the parkway at the Alewife Brook Parkway roundabout and follow the river out all the way to the Lakes. Keep going on the River Parkway and you will hit South Border Rd of the Fells, which takes you around the edge of the Fells to the roundabout over 93. Follow signs to the Fellsway and you will ride through the Fells. Then, turn right where Stoneham starts and that will take you around Spot Pond, all the way back to the Fellsway. From there retrace your way back.

Scenery

Once you get out to the Mystic River Parkway, the route follows the river which includes lots of nature and trails near the road. The Mystic Lakes themselves are picturesque on a nice day, its about as much nature as you can get this close in the city. After that you will hit some smaller town before the Fells Border Rd. This road has the forest to your left and residential houses and streets to your right. The Fellsway takes you out to Spot Pond which is also a nice nature area.

Drive Enjoyment

You obviously have to slog through the city first to get to the Mystic Valley, and even then there will be some traffic you encounter if you go at the wrong time. The roads themselves are quite decent for Boston standards, they recently redid a large portion of the Border Rd so that helps. Again its not much but its the quickest way to some twisty roads without going too far, great for a quick ride on a weeknight when you just need to get out.

Tourism Opportunities

The Mystic Lakes and Fells/Spot Pond are nice nature areas. Otherwise there is not much on the way, you do pass by Stone Zoo on the way around Spot Pond.

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Jonathan Toll
May 12, 2020
13 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
An excellent sprint when you cannot commit to a longer ride but need to get that craving out of your system. I hop on it right after leaving work to put me in a good mood. Great views of the Mystic Lakes with some nice scenery through the Middlesex Fells Reservation.
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Howitzer
May 25, 2020
8 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
A great curvy road with excellent views considering how close it is to Boston. There may be better roads out there, but none that require the minimal travel time if you live in the urban areas.
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