Belmont to Walden Pond Cruise




Bike Ride

783 ft

Begins in:
Belmont-Waltham-Lincoln-Sudbury-Weston-Waltham-Bel, MA, United States
Created By:
Libby Kershner
This is a favorite loop among recreational cyclists. The ride stars near Belmont Wheelworks in Belmont. The ride explores the near-rural suburbs of Lincoln, Sudbury, and Weston. This loop passes many attractions, and is done as a leisurely ride. Turn up the driveway of the DeCordova museum in Lincoln, on Sandy Pond Rd, for a quick tour of its impressive outdoor sculpture garden overlooking Sanyd Pond. Turning left onto Baker Bridge Rd, stop at the Gropius House, an example of modern Bauhaus architecture. Or take a short side trip on Rte 126 to historic Walden Pond, which is now a favorite swimming spot. Stop on the wood plank bridge across the Sudbury river for the view to either side, where much of the shoreline is protected as the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge. In Weston you can stop for a rest on the expansive green or at a nearby restaurant. Both are favorite meetings places for Sunday morning rides organized by the Charles River Wheelmes. This semiurban "escape route" offers a pleasant ride no matter what pace you keep. - Taken directly fromo Paul Thomas' "The Best Bike Rides in New England" fourth edition.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 5 0.68 mi/2.24 mi 1.56 mi 51 ft/284 ft 2.8%
Cat 5 28.52 mi/30.20 mi 1.68 mi 58 ft/225 ft 1.9%

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