Bike Tour of Cambridge
One of the best things about living at Chroma is its centralized location in Cambridgeport, which offers tons of great things to do without having to travel too far. It’s the perfect neighborhood to explore on a set of two wheels. At Chroma, we’re all about the bike life, and lots of resources are available to residents who want to get biking in a jiff. When you feel like dusting off those bike wheels you’ve been storing in our underground bicycle park, take it to our Cycle Clinic for a tune up and hit the road. Don’t have a bike of your own? No worries. We also offer loaner bicycles that will have you out and about in no time. Before you head out, here are a few spots that you can stop at on your bike tour of Cambridge.
Magazine Beach Park
The historic park known as Magazine Beach is just minutes from Chroma by bike and is sprawling with greenery. Sitting on the Charles River, it offers a serene view of the city as you breeze through on two wheels. If you feel like switching it up with a swim or a walk, head to the park’s pool or walking trails. The park also hosts lots of events like concerts, performances and parties for days that you want a little more action.
In just a 10-minute bike ride, you’ll be in the center of historic downtown Cambridge with access to a wide variety of Central Square’s shops, galleries, lounges and more. This unique area is rich in culture, and there’s always an eclectic assortment of things to discover. Music spots like Cantab Lounge offer live bands in a laid-back atmosphere, and you can fill your bike’s basket with delicious organic produce at Harvest Co-Op.
Chroma is also just a short ride from Kendall Square, another community staple for shops, restaurants and entertainment. Located around the corner from MIT, it offers a more modern vibe than Central Square. One of our favorite stops is the Farmers’ Market, which runs every Thursday through October. If you’re yearning for some time on the water, park your bike and head over to Charles River Canoe & Kayak for some more summer fun. – Shammara Woods