Cycling Resources and Links

The NSTMA’s Cycling Group would like to provide you with some resources to enhance your biking experience to/from work/home, or if you bike to stay fit, or if you’re taking a leisurely ride that’s convenient and comfortable for you.


Bay State Bike Week
League of American Bicyclists
Livable Streets Alliance
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Agencies, Non-Profits & Cycling Information

AMC Andover Committee
Andover Trails Committee
Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS)
Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Commission
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Boston Transportation Department
Boxford Trails Association/Boxford Open Land Trust
Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATVA)
City of Haverhill
City of Lawrence
City of Methuen
Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Emmaus, Inc.
Essex County Forum
Essex County Greenbelt Association
Essex County Trail Association
Essex National Heritage Area
Foster’s Pond Corporation
Groundworrk Lawrence
Mass Audubon
Massachusetts Bays Estuary Association
Massachusetts DOT
MBTA Bike Information
MBTA – Trip Planner
MBTA – Nonpeak Times to bring your bike on the commuter rail – click links below and review the “shaded” part of each train schedule:

Haverhill and Lawrence
Newburyport and Rockport

Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)
MV Economic Development Council (MVEDC)
Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc.
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Biking Facilities
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA)
New Hampshire Biking
New Hampshire DOT
NH DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs
NHDOT – MV Bicycle Maps & Routes

NHDOT – MV Region – Bike Maps
NHDOT – MV Region – Bike Routes

North Shore Cyclists Cue Sheets
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Shawsheen River Watershed Association
Town of Andover
Town of North Andover
The Trustees of Reservations

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance

Chain maintenance
Parktool Bike Repair Blog

Biker Connections & Clubs

Bike New England
Boston Biker
Charles River Wheelmen
Cycling New England Blog
East Coast Greenway
MassDOT/District Bicycle/Pedestrian Contacts – to submit questions or complaints regarding road conditions
Mass School of Law, Andover, MA
Moor and Mountain
New England Mountain Bike Association
New England Bicycle Racing Association
New England Velodrome
North Shore Cyclists (NSC)
Northeast Bicycle Club
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Roll Against Coal – Bike ride from Boston to Salem, in protest of the Salem Coal Energy Plant and to promote clean renewable energy


Bay State Bike Week
Bicycle Riding School
Bicycling Street Smarts
Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire
Bikes Not Bombs
Broadway Bicycle School
Choosing the Best Bikes for Kids Without Training Wheels
Granite State Wheelmen
How Not to Get Hit by Cars
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Motherload movie (biking with kids)
Safe Routes to School

Fun Tidbits & Tips

Bicycle to Work Website
Bicycling Life Bicycle Commuter’s Guide
Bike Commuters
Bike Keep: The Movie
Bike Rides for Ordinary People

More Fun Tidbits & Tips

Boston Biker – BLOGS
Citizens Connect – Download the app & report potholes, graffiti and other service issues within Boston, MA.
Citizens Connect App
Commute by Bike
Commuter Tax Benefits
Google Maps
Healthcare savings – Driving makes you fat-use alternative means to commute
Healthcare savings – Urban Sprawl linked to Obesity
Healthcare savings Urban sprawl piles on the pounds
MapMy Ride
MapMy Walk
Paul Dorn’s Bike Commuting Tips
6 Tips for Commuting to Work by Bike
Switching Gears: More Commuters Bike To Work (NPR)
The Impossible Journey – You tube video how to bike to Boston from the suburbs
Transportation for America newsletter
Urban AdvenTours
Walk Score
Work life balance calculator

Rides, Trails & Paths

Amesbury Riverwalk
Arnold Arboretum
The Artichoke Reservoirs
Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway
Border to Boston Trail – Northern Section
CapeAnn/Manchester Loop
Charles River Bike Path
Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport
Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)
Coolidge Reservation/Manchester-by-the Sea
Crane Beach, North Shore Beach, Ipswich MA
Crystal Point Conservation Area, Haverhill, MA
Danvers Rail Trail
Derry, NH Trail
East Coast Greenway
Emmaus Cycle for Shelter
Forest Hills Cemetery
Franklin Park
Go Maine
Great rides on the North Shore
The Great Salt Marsh
Halibut Point State Park
Independence Greenway, Peabody, MA
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich to Plum Island
Manchester/Cape Ann Loop
Marblehead Bike Paths
Marblehead Rail Trail
MASS DCR Greenways & Trails
Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA
Merrimack River/Newburyport
Methuen, MA Rail Trail
Middlesex Fells
Minuteman Bikeway
Minuteman Ride from N. Andover
Misery Islands, Salem, MA
Muddy River Bikepath
Nashua River Rail Trail
National Park Service Rivers & Trails Programs
Neponset River Greenway
Newburyport, MA to Plum Island Bike Lane
Newburyport, MA to Portsmouth, NH
North Shore Bike Routes
North Shore Bike Trails
North Shore Coastal Trails
North Shore Cyclists Cue Sheets
Northern Strand Community Trail – connecting Everett, Malden, Saugus, Revere & Lynn to the Sea and Boston
Old Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury
Old Stone Walls Ride from Ipswich
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island
Paul Dudley White Charles River Paths
Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Park
Piscataquog, Manchester, NH Trail
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA
Rockingham Recreational, NH Trail
Rowley/Salt Marshes Loop
Rubel Bike Maps
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Salisbury Point Ghost Trail
Salt marshes and Plum Island
Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich, MA
South Bay Harbor Trail
South Manchester, NH Trail
Squannacook River Rail Trail
Stony Brook Reservations Paths
Topsfield Rail Trail
Windham, NH Trail
Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill, MA