We make high quality recreation and bicycle maps of Massachusetts and
the New England region.
Our regional maps also contain mountain biking features and
guides to bed & breakfast inns that welcome cyclists.
We also publish
Car-Free in Boston and
Bicycling Street Smarts.
See below for titles and purchasing options.
Books published by Rubel BikeMaps
- Car-Free® in Boston:
The area’s ultimate transit guide since 1977,
by the Association for Public Transportation —
the classic guide book for locals and visitors to hundreds of places to
visit and how to get there. Thoroughly covers Eastern Massachusetts with
additional coverage of New England and beyond.
- Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding
Confidently, Legally and Safely, by John Allen —
Increase your safety and confidence on any road.
Regional Bicycle Maps & Recreation Maps
by Rubel BikeMaps
- Western Massachusetts Bicycle Map —
NY state border eastward to include Quabbin.
- Central Massachusetts Bicycle Map —
Quabbin Reservoir to I-495.
- Eastern Massachusetts Bicycle Map —
All MA east of I-495 except Cape Cod.
- Cape Cod & North Shore Bicycle Map —
Cape Cod, Islands, Cape Ann, North Shore.
- Massachusetts Bicycle Map Set —
Includes above 4 maps (great gift!).
- Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island Recreation Map —
Both islands plus town details.
Urban Bicycle Maps by Rubel BikeMaps
- Boston’s Bikemap —
Greater Boston detail map
by Rosemary Jason (eastern Mass.)
- Beyond the Minuteman Bikeway, Bedford 1-5 —
five rides, 19-58 miles, start in Bedford, MA
(aka West of Boston 1-5).
- Beyond the Minuteman Bikeway, Bedford 6-10 —
five rides, 12-35 miles, start in Bedford, MA
(aka West of Boston 6-10).
- Beyond the Minuteman Bikeway, Arlington —
five rides, 16-70 miles, start in Arlington, MA
(aka Northwest of Boston).
- North Shore Massachusetts —
five rides, 24-46 miles, start at various North Shore commuter
rail stations. (The Bikes on the T program
makes it easy to take your bike on the train.)
- Starting at the B.U. Bridge —
five rides, 9-50 miles SW of Boston, start at B.U. Bridge in Boston.
- South Shore Massachusetts —
five rides, 22-83 miles, start at various South Shore commuter
rail stations or ferry landings. (The Bikes on
the T program makes it easy to take your bike on the train.)
- Swimming Hole Rides —
five rides, 12-27 miles. Four rides start at commuter rail stations west or
north of Boston (see Bikes on the T); one starts
at Bedford end of Minuteman Bikeway.
- Farm Tours —
five rides, 17-39 miles. Four rides start at commuter rail stations west of
Boston (see Bikes on the T); one starts at
Bedford end of Minuteman Bikeway.
- Beach Rides —
five rides, 16-37 miles. Start and end at commuter rail stations
north or south of Boston (see Bikes on the T).
- Lighthouse Rides —
five rides, 18-48 miles. Four rides start at commuter rail stations north
or south of Boston (see Bikes on the T); one
starts at Hingham Ferry Landing.
Pocket Rides by Laurie
Breitner (western Mass.)
- Beyond the Norwottuck Rail Trail —
five rides, 13-63 miles, start from the Norwottuck Rail Trail.
- Beyond the Northampton Bike Path —
five rides, 23-47 miles, start from the Northampton Bike Path.
Hungry Nomad Maps & Guides
by Rosemary Jason
- West of Boston 1 —
Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle et al; 5 bike rides, 8-20 miles; 2 walking
tours & nature trails; lots of farms.
- South Coast, Massachusetts & Rhode Island —
3 bike rides, 11-17 miles, 1 walking tour & nature trails; 3 vineyards;
lots of farms.
New Titles Coming Soon!
- We are still working on our regional bicycle maps of
Connecticut. Click here for
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when each new title is available. We do not sell, rent, or share our mailing
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How to Purchase Books and Maps
Books and maps can be purchased in stores, by US mail, or via
the internet. Click here to find a store
To purchase by US mail,
click here for mail-order form
to print on your printer.
maps via the web from East View Map Link
(except bulk orders click
Retail prices and ISBN numbers appear on the
mail-order form, which you can examine without making a purchase.
Retail stores and other trade buyers please email to
for more information.
How to Contact Rubel BikeMaps
Please tell us what map features you like or dislike or would like to
see. We welcome your corrections, questions, praise, suggestions, etc.
email: [email protected],
- US mail:
P.O. Box 401035
Cambridge, MA 02140
Selected Bicycling, Transit, and Travel Links
— now called Mass Red Ribbon Ride,
annual August ride benefits AIDS organizations.
American Lung Assoc. of the Northeast.
— Cape Cod, seacoast, & Maine X-state rides
benefit clean air & healthy lungs.
— works for improved public transportation;
author of Car-Free in Boston.
— national bike route system; maps, tours, info,
Bike and the Like
— Bike tours of popular New England locations;
Profits to bicycle advocacy groups.
— Andrew Fischer –lawyer, cyclist, & bicycle
advocate– represents cyclists in legal cases.
— (Steve Spindler Cartography) map design,
extensive bikes-on-transit info.
— take your bike on the MBTA commuter-rail and Boston subway.
Boston Bike Film Festival
— Annual October film festival benefits MassBike
and Hub on Wheels. 2012 date Oct 12.
— Cape Cod
bikepaths & trails, bike shops, trailheads, and directions.
— Adventure travel tours: Italy & New England;
transforming lives through active travel.
Charles River Wheelmen
— premier recreational touring club in eastern Massachusetts.
Cycle for Shelter
— annual July ride in northeastern MA
benefits homeless housing/transitional services.
— introduces children to the joys of cycling via
International Police Mountain Bike Assoc.
— training + resources for police and EMS on
League of American Bicyclists
— recreational rallies; legislative/educational
MADSEN Cargo Bikes
— long wheelbase, cargo or kids, up to 600 pounds!
— August ride across MA
benefits AIDS organizations, raises funds and awareness.
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
— annual tour; info; promotes improved cycling
— annual July ride Brattleboro (VT) to Boston;
proceeds 100% for Alzheimers research.
Pan Mass Challenge
— annual fundraiser ride for the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
— Select rides via location, length, difficulty, scenery — get cue sheets and local resources.
Sonoma County (California) Bicycle Coalition
— Advocacy organization, has county bicycle map.
— July Boston/NYC ride benefits
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Therapy Development Foundation.
— the best of Boston by bicycle;
these tours show you hidden gems and exciting views.
Last update: 2017 April 20