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The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

In a time of ever-increasing gas prices—and waistlines—the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is a perfect alternative commute or exercise route. The 11-mile path begins at the Alewife Red Line station and runs all the way through to Bedford, with plenty of places to jump on. Families and individuals alike can bike, run, walk, Rollerblade, and, in winter, cross-country ski along the trail, which is broad enough to accommodate them all—no matter how ample their widths.

Alewife Station, Cambridge, to Loomis Street at Railroad Avenue in Bedford Cambridge, Bedford minutemanbikeway.org/