Last time in Boston, I had some sort of minor injury that I cannot recall at the moment. So, they are honoring my rain check, and the big ride will take place on Nov. 1, the day after Halloween. Wait, I do recall now. I was teaching my friend’s eight year old daughter how to ride a bicycle up in Sonoma. Old age is getting to be a bitch!
In an effort to see parts of Boston I have not seen, close up and personal, I decided to take the City Bike Tour. These are the spots we will see:
Historic Fenway Park
The Christian Science Center
The Freedom Trail
The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End
The Rose Kennedy Greenway – Boston’s newest public park
The Charles River Esplanade
The North End – Boston’s oldest residential, Italian neighborhood
Copley Square, where you’ll see the Boston Public Library & Trinity Church
I have seen most of these sites, either on foot or by tour bus. They provide a custom fitted bicycle, helmet (without a Red Sox logo), a bottle of water (I may ask for a substitute), and a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. This particular tour is 2.5 to 3 hours long, and covers 10 to 12 miles. They say even the locals take this tour to learn more about their own city.
And perhaps best of all, the tour staff take photos along the tour. They are available to us at no charge, and sent by email. I was wondering how I would take a photo and ride the bike with a “no hands, Mom!’
The real question or concern is whether the ghosts and goblins will follow us around the city. It was a great tour, nice and knowledgeable leader, fun people, and great weather. You must try this on your next trip here. I am going on a 30+mile ride with them on my next trip here.