Bike Tours in and around Boston

Combine exercise with Boston sightseeing when you join a group tour led by avid cyclists who’ll share details about the city’s history and culture as you ride.

You’ll be amazed by how much territory you cover on these guided bike tours of Boston – the Italian North End, Fenway Park, theEsplanade along the Charles River, Beacon Hill, the Greenway, Copley Square, and everything in between!


Tours accommodate all skill levels and most are for kids as well as adults.  One of the most popular summer activities in Boston!

What really makes these tours memorable is learning about the city from a professional bike tour guide who knows it inside and out.

You’ll stop at all the main attractions along the bike tour route, and your guide will tell you all about the site and surrounding neighborhood.   It’s the best way to get introduced to the unique charms of each part of Boston.

Signing up for a tour is easy.  You can book online, and when you arrive for the tour, you’ll be fitted for abike and helmet.  Your guide will even give you a water bottle for the trip.

Find out more about Guided Bike Tours

Historic Freedom Trail Run – Boston

Outdoors and active, how about the Boston Freedom Trail Run?
Its a Top attraction for people visiting Boston as well as the natives.


Its an unique running tour that will show you the main Boston historic sites in a detailed way that’s not like any other running tour.

You start on the Boston Common and complete a 5K running course that passes some of America’s most important historical landmarks. But don’t worry you won’t just run and don’t see the sites, no you stop and explore them, one at a time.


Some of the place you will visit:

  • three burying grounds
  • the Boston Massacre site
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • USS Constitution

Every weekend you can participate as this is a  guided 2 hour running tour, which you return via a boat, and you get the memorial T-shirt.
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Of course I was wondering if you can do it on my LongboardsUsa – drop down longboard🙂

Zip-lining in Boston

Normally you would go to Costa Rica or other Latin America countries if you want to zip-line through the jungle. However did you know you can go to the Pike and zip around?

It’s called Rablewild, the premier tree to tree adventure park located in Lanesborough.


The park was built in a  sustainable fashion, according Feronia Forests, who’s forests span across the state line and into the Berkshires. They created a 900-acre park with eight different tree to tree trails. Each trail varies in difficulty and has about over 15 elements.

“We took the time to source the right building of the park and do it sustainably. Our mission is to reconnect people to the forest, and have a great time doing it. Very few trees were actually touched in the construction of Ramblewild. And you don’t have to be up in the trees; you can go on a meditative walk as well. People can be in the forest on different levels. It’s a physical and spiritual adventure being outside with nature.”

The park has no electricity and no cover, which is intentionally.  There’s nothing over you except the tree canopy and nothing under you except forest.

“When you’re in our park, you experience what we call a ‘forest immersion experience,’” says CEO Tim Gallagher.

“The forest is all around you and you are a part of it. This helps people disconnect with media and the rush of the day-to-day tasks and enjoy the quiet calm of being a part of the forest. Families find time to reconnect in a natural environment while enjoying watching and challenging each other in a healthy, outdoor activity. At no cost, family members can walk the trails beneath the park and watch their family members experience the thrill of moving through the trees.”

Aerial parks are a new outdoor activity in and amongst the trees that offer excitement, challenge, and personal growth for families and adventurists of all kinds.

There are several interesting features: a suspended kayak about 90 feet in the air when you zip across the ravine; a saddle that swings you to the west side of the park; a snowboard and skateboard experience; and spider web features. “We have [more than] 135 unique ways of getting from one tree to another. We have a custom built 200-foot-long suspension bridge that is over our 90-foot ravine,” Gallagher says. “The bridge is designed for pedestrian traffic and allows participants and non-participants the freedom to travel to both sides of the park. The installation was something that the crew has never seen anywhere and is unique to our park. When guests see the bridge, they are overwhelmed with how something like this can be installed in such a remote location. It’s beautiful.”

At Rablewild, the focal point is a central wooden platform about ten feet above ground from which eight aerial obstacle courses originate, meandering from tree to tree at various heights through the forest. Each course consists of 15-17 elements (high wires, zip lines, balancing logs, rope ladders, cargo nets, suspended bridges, etc.) that meander through a pristine hemlock forest. The tree-to-tree challenge courses are designed to have a profound impact on visitors’ self-confidence and happiness.

One More Startling Pintail Longboard story

I know I’m going on and on about pintails, I just can’t stop, but here is an other good reason to get one.

Was playing Yahtzee from Hasbro and we started to discuss is there would be a pin tail longboard with Dice on it. You know how that goes, everybody challenges each other and there are long and hefty debates – mostly about nothing.

Couldn’t get more happier when I found a pintail longboard which is pink and has 2 beautiful dice on it.



Pintail Longboard with Dice
dice pintail longboard from punked


Its 40 inches long pintail longboard from Punked Longboard (Yocaher), and excellent to get around and relax. And it’s just around $100. Made of Canadian Mapple with 78A grade wheels.

So we settled it and now know there is also a dice longboard, let roll the dice/wheels and go play.



To Pintail or Not to Pintail that’s the Longboard Question?

Using a pintail longboard is a longboard shape that’s quite appropriate for beginners. The pintail name is put on boards that sweeps toward one ‘pin point’ at the tail. It’s teardrop shape is a classic form that has been around since the start of longboarding.

Are there advantages of a pintail Longboard?


The form is fashionable and very interesting to beginners for simple reasons like: stability and price.

They are long, and so tremendous stable. When you want to learn longboarding they are the way to go to make it easy to push and cruise, a pintail board is perfect. Its potential for individuals who solely want a board to commute is staggering, it’s a solid and appropriate shape.

Pin-tails are less expensive shapes to make as a result of their simplicity and general available molds. They wood is pressed flat so the waste is lower too.

They can be provided in a cost-effectiveness manner. A pintail doesn’t contain any kind of bells or whistles like drop downs or double drops, and is makes them straightforward to form.

Other advantage is the immunity to wheel-bite. Any starter can get skating with a pintail longboard, because the slender form prevents the wheels from hitting the board in pretty much any setup combination

Are there downsides to pintail Longboard?


Due to the longer wheelbase (distance between the 2 trucks) a pintail can lead to less maneuverability, it takes a bit longer to make a curve, so tricks are quick slalom are much harder. In general Pintails don’t have a kicktail, so to flip or lift the board is a bit harder too.

Pintail longboards are not bi-directional. So any sort of one hundred eighty degree maneuver will have you ride the board backwards.

Is a Pintail Longboard for you?

A pintail is for cruising and commuting around, so if you want fancy footwork and tricks this is not for you. For beginners and people who want to enjoy cruising this will be perfect if you are short or tall, light or heavy a pintail can handle it.


Pintails are brilliant for beginners and people who want to leisurely get around on a longboard

They are affordable and stable, so you will have great pleasure from the get-go. With they unique designs you can get a very pretty board which will be yours for a longtime.


My Magical Pintail Longboard

There is nothing that beats the magic on stepping out for fun on a warm sunny afternoon and going out there just to swim or bask in the warm summer sun here in Boston.


it turns out there is.

My pintail longboard allows to explore the outdoors on a scale never seen before.

This magical piece of leisure equipment that also doubles up as a sports gear does not know weather or time. One simply jumps on it and I can rides it like a pony. Over the years, many skateboards have been developed and refined, each time a new board having a smoother ride than the one that came before it. This was done to improve the performance of these unsung heroes of transportation.

Longboards have increasingly become popular especially among the youth. Its simplicity beats the hustle that comes with any other short distance transport means, enabling one to navigate and maneuver through city streets like nobody’s business. They provide a fanciness that is unlike anything in this world. Skateboards are a preferred means of transport because of their mobility and their ability to maneuver through places that other means such as cars cannot.

A longboard can glide through a recreational park, a sidewalk or alley with much ease and speed and with so little effort. One does not need to break a sweat. One only needs to step out, launch the board, and you are on your way. You don’t spend all your energy ridding, sweating and panting. The cool breeze wafts through you cooling and refreshing you and giving you the drive to push the longboard even further. It enables the rider to step out in style making rider a social and fashion event that he or she is always eager to get to. Got my pintail longboard from longboards USA.

Made from a staggering 5 to 7 layers of sometimes very firm exotic woods such as koa or bamboo, most time they are made from Canadian hard maple, the board boasts of a tough handsome look. Foam cores, fiberglass and carbon fiber are also often used to reinforce it making it sturdy and durable. These materials prepare it for a long life of toughness with which it welcomes with open arms. With an indefinite lifetime, the board is very durable and sustainable. It requires no diesel, gas or engine oil. It is therefore the most inexpensive way to have fun and keep fit, not to forget, moving around.

It also comes in numerous designs; the most preferred being the pintail. This 40-42 inches of pure pleasure, comes in a sleek design and colors that make it an obvious choice among its peers. I’m using the Stella Longboards Aqua Blue Pintail. The pin tail longboards have their kingpins reversed to face outwards. This gives the board a higher clearance and an astonishingly tighter turning radius. This without doubt makes it a cut above the rest and an undisputed king of the sidewalk.


 My magical pintail board

Another unique feature on the pintail longboard is the 180 mm axle. This provides the skater with a wider and more stable base, enabling him or her to ride and corner at higher speeds, making the pintail longboard a force to reckon with in the skating business. Its wheels profess an impressive 78a durometer rating giving it a firmer grip of the road as well as absorbing much of the shock it encounters. The pintail longboard is therefore a must have.


Till next time, Brandon