Memorial Day Bike Trip

Memorial Day Parade

Today I joined my friends Steven and Tim for a bike trip on the Minuteman Bikeway, an eleven-mile (one-way) paved bike trail along an old railroad bed.

Steven, Austin, and Tim in front of the Minuteman Statue

The 22-mile round trip was quite pleasant, with lots of people out to enjoy the beautiful day. The trail itself is almost flat, though perhaps gently downhill towards the southeast. It would make a great family day out, as it’s something of a physical adventure yet not too far from the amenities of civilization. (With the baby due in the next couple of weeks, those adventures shouldn’t be too far off for me.)

I ended up biking about 46 miles because I rode from home to the trail and part of the way back. It was exhausting, but the weather couldn’t have been better, and I saw at least three different parades, including the one pictured at top.

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  • The Litabug Phlog » Quincy Market on May 30, 2006 at 9:48 am

    […] My T pass runs out at the end of May, and I won’t be getting one for June, so I’m trying to run most of my major errands before the 31st. Yesterday, I went downtown, hoping to see some Memorial Day activities while I was there. Services were held in many of the historic churches around town, but I didn’t see any parades or bands. Austin saw a few parades, though, on his bike trip through smaller towns. […]