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The Minuteman Bikeway runs from Cambridge, Mass into Arlington Center, Arlington Heights, on into Lexington Center then over Route I-95 (or Rte 128) and ends in Bedford, Mass. It is the most traveled bikeway in the US. Lots of great shops in Arlington, Lexington, Bedford. There is hiking in The Great Meadows between Arlington and Lexington. The bikeway slopes upwards as you head towards Bedford. Then as you head back towards Lexington, Arlington and Cambridge, it is mainly sloping downhill and a nice easy ride back.
Traveling on the "T", you can pick the Bikeway up at Alewife Station in Cambridge. In East Arlington you can stop at the new children's playground on Spy Pond. The bikeway travels along the shoreline of the pond. At Mill Street in Arlington you can take a short ride up Mill St. to Massachusetts Avenue. There the Jason Russell House is located. It is the site of the feircest fighting on the first day of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1776 the retreating British stormed the house, killed Jason Russell and 10 others. There are bullet holes in the walls from that battle.
Several miles ahead you will enter the old train depot in Lexington Center. You can go into many of the shops and restaurants in Lexington Center. There also is the Lexington Green where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought and the famous Minuteman Statute is located. Many historical markers in the center.
A number of miles later is the end of the biketrail in Bedford, Mass. There is a great little bakery located at the end of the trail. Delicious desserts to prepare you for the downhill ride back to Cambridge!