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August Week 2 Ride: Nut Island via the Dike

August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

This is one of our favorite group rides.  Boardmember Jeanne suggested it for this week’s route and provided the photos. Feel free to buy some lobster if you have the carrying capacity or bring your gear and fish from the Nut Island Pier. You can start at Quincy Center, Broad Meadows School, or Wollaston Beach if you like. The featured photo is the view from Kilby Street.

Here is the map:

If you are new to Quincy you may not have discovered our sweet, unpaved path called the Dike.  It is an MWRA Berm built by Olmstead and Eliot back in 1903 and is apparently under consideration for potential improvements — learn more about that here.   During daylight hours and with a bike that has tires up to the rough, packed dirt terrain, it is a beautiful and quiet alternate to Sea Street.  This is the low-stress connector suggestion for this week.

Jeanne says, “If I’m riding a bike that can handle the terrain of the Dike I really enjoy that part of the ride. So peaceful and pretty!”

If your bike prefers the road, Sea Street is available.  Currently there are no bike accommodations, but an upcoming MassDOT redesign has bike lanes included.  At the last public meeting regarding this project (held back in the pre-pandemic days of December 2019), there was discussion of a curb level bikeway.  The Bike Commission hears that it is under consideration pending drainage concerns.

Enjoy the ride and please share your pictures with us on our Facebook page.

Those lobster!


The pier at Nut Island:


The View from the Rockland Street bridge:


August 10, 2020
August 16, 2020
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