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Boston Bikes at Night Guide

Enjoy Boston's beautiful waterfront as the sun sets.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Enjoy Boston's beautiful waterfront as the sun sets. Look out at the harbor from Black Falcon Pier, take in the modern architecture of... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Urban AdvenTours: Boston Bicycle Tours & Rentals

The tour starts at our shop, across from the lovely Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. (Mr. Christopher Columbus did not discover the park). Our building was constructed in 1857 as a storage warehouse to support nearby Quincy Market. The building actually bordered the waterfront at that time, and is thus why it was named a wharf.

2. Dewey Square Plaza and South Station

At this spot, take a look back down the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Once the site of the elevated portion of I-93, which cut off downtown Boston from the North End and the waterfront, this corridor now houses a park. Dewey Square, across from the transportation hub of South Station, features a weekly farmer's market and the popular Clover food truck.... More

Opening in June 2004, the BCEC symbolizes the revitalization of the South Boston Waterfront following the completion of the Big Dig. With half a million square feet of exhibition space, this is the largest exposition center in the northeast United States. In some ways, the creation of the new convention center was spurred by the Apple Computer... More

4. Black Falcon Pier

Ride between the pier buildings and up the ramp to a beautiful view of Boston Harbor, East Boston, and back toward downtown. Black Falcon Pier is the port for cruise ships coming into Boston. Across the inner harbor sits East Boston and Logan Airport, one of the many parts of Boston built on artificial landfill.

Although this area is largely... More

Formerly located on Boylston St in Boston's Back Bay, the ICA relocated to the South Boston Waterfront in 2006 and opened its first permanent collection. The ICA is yet another example of the revitalization of this neighborhood in the past decade.

Designed by the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the ICA was the recipient of the 2007... More

The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse sits on Fan Pier and houses the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and the US District Court for Massachusetts. It was named after Joe Moakley, who served in Congressman representing Boston for 28 years, as well as many local positions.

Since leaving the ICA, the route has followed Boston's HarborWalk, a... More

7. Long Wharf and Aquarium

Built in 1710 the original wharf was a third of a mile long and reached the shore line in front of Faneuil Hall. Extending so far into the ocean, the wharf allowed for larger ships to dock, load and unload directly. In the 1860s Atlantic Avenue was constructed cutting through the Long Wharf and many others wharfs, changing the area and dynamics of... More

8. Harbor Walk and USS Constitution lookout

Back on the HarborWalk, this stop affords a chance to look out to the Charlestown Navy Yard, home of the USS Constitution. The Constitution, commissioned in 1797, is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It's still in active service, meaning it has a crew, it participates in one naval exercise every year (guarding Boston Harbor on... More

9. TD Bank Garden and the Zakim Bridge

This final stop before heading back to the shop highlights some of Boston's newest monuments. If you're wondering why it's so noisy here, take a look out at the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. This is where I-93 exits the Big Dig tunnel below Atlantic Ave.

In addition to having a very long name, the bridge is also the world’s... More