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    Any good and EASY (as in no hills... flat) trails near Boston?

    I'm just getting back into the sport after 6 or so years (also relocated to Boston) and I am woefully out of shape. Any fun trails with little to no hills to start out on?

    Thanks guys.
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    Cutler Park.

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    Landlocked Forest in Burlington, MA. I think it's also called Private Reserve.

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    check out rock meadow in belmont. nice little trail network and nothing too heavy. 10 minutes outside the city

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    Or get a ride to Highland on a weekend and get a lesson/day pass and have a blast...
    a lot of guys from Boston ride there who I'm sure wouldn't mind give you a lift to the park.

    Just careful, Highland could cause addiction...
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    Are you in Boston proper?

    I rip around Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield and Saugus. Not lots of miles but lots of different terrain to practice on.

    Want to just stay on pavement for starters? Bike around the Charles River on the Charles River bike path. There's also the Minuteman Bike path that runs from Alewife Station to Bedford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona_CT
    Are you in Boston proper?

    I rip around Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield and Saugus. Not lots of miles but lots of different terrain to practice on.

    Want to just stay on pavement for starters? Bike around the Charles River on the Charles River bike path. There's also the Minuteman Bike path that runs from Alewife Station to Bedford.
    I'm in Somerville so i'm pretty close to the city. I have a car though so I can go pretty much anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtmk
    I'm in Somerville so i'm pretty close to the city. I have a car though so I can go pretty much anywhere.
    You could hop onto the Minuteman extension and take that to the Minuteman path. The path is 11 miles from Alewife to Bedford, not sure how long the extension is.

    Also, you can bike most parts of the Harborwalk. I say "most" because some parts (like by Rowes Wharf) are just too congested with people.

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    Also if you want to get a nice workout and get some nice views of the city, you can ride the hills of Charlestown. Take a break and enjoy the views of the city from the hills like by the Bunker Hill Monument.

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    West to South West

    Cutler Park , Needham
    Blue Hills - Milton
    Naonet woodlands / Hale Reservation - Dover /Westwood
    Calahan - Framminham
    Weston Woods - Weston
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    I should clarify. When I say "easy" I meant without hills as my physical level just isn't there yet. I'm working on it.

    I'm confident in my skill level and can handle some technical trails I just don't want to deal with any uphills at this point.

    Thanks to all for the recommendations though. I'm definitely gonna check out Cutler Park. Seems to be just what i'm looking for.

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    The Charles River Bike path goes from The Museum of Science to Waltham. Paved and pretty flat. A nice ride.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Ripmo now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet Julio
    The Charles River Bike path goes from The Museum of Science to Waltham. Paved and pretty flat. A nice ride.
    Thanks but I don't want to ride on paved paths.

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    Go past the Bedford end of the Minuteman on the Bay Circuit Trail...buff and great for getting back into shape. Not technical just flat and fast.

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    Hills are what make you stronger
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    If you are in Somerville I would recommend the Fells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtmk
    I should clarify. When I say "easy" I meant without hills as my physical level just isn't there yet. I'm working on it.

    I'm confident in my skill level and can handle some technical trails I just don't want to deal with any uphills at this point.

    Thanks to all for the recommendations though. I'm definitely gonna check out Cutler Park. Seems to be just what i'm looking for.
    Its going to to be difficult to not ride up any hills. Just hit the Fells, there's like 2 hills higher then 50'. Walk them if you can't make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circusjunk
    Hills are what make you stronger

    Yup.....It's time to climb

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    There's always gonna be hills dude, the good part is you get to go down them. I recommend a trip to the lovely Fells, just watch out for dog poop.

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    Either that or go to Highland and let the lift take you up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circusjunk
    Either that or go to Highland and let the lift take you up
    Is Highland doable on a hardtail? Looks to be more catered towards DH/AM.

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