One If By Land, Two (Wheels) If By Sea

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 12

Seems that Winthrop now has a boat that will take you from East Boston to Downtown. Got this in the email.

I have to share my exciting commute. For years I’ve been trying to find a land route from East Boston to downtown that doesn’t go over the cavernous craters of Chelsea or travel with the hell-fired cars that speed down Route 99. Up to now, I’ve relegated myself to locking up my bike at Orient Heights and taking the T downtown. This is all because the T doesn’t allow bicycles on board during standard commuting hours.

As of last week, I now have a land sea route! Winthrop now has a ferry! And I just have to say it’s been awesome. They welcome bikes and I can grab a beer on the ride home if I want. I met the project manager for Boston Harbor Cruises. He may consider getting some bike hooks or stands for the bikes to use while en-route. Check out the schedule: here

While this seams like a pricey option if you were going to do it daily, for the occasional jaunt out that way its not bad.

Thanks Marcie for the heads up.


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5 Responses to “One If By Land, Two (Wheels) If By Sea”

  1. By mtalinm on Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    link has “bostonbiker.org” at the beginning by mistake

  2. By Boston Biker on Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    thanks fixed that.

  3. By Kollins on Aug 15, 2010 | Reply

    On the website it doesnt say anything about stoping in East Boston but the first line of this post suggests that it will. Any clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.

  4. By geekybikedad on Aug 16, 2010 | Reply

    This sounds great — would love to hear some recommendations for rides in/around Winthrop that one could take this ferry in order to do…

  5. By yurij on Jul 14, 2014 | Reply

    that link is dead…does that ferry still exist?

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