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“Great way to see the Battle Road and Concord” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Concord Bike Tours

Concord Bike Tours
Meet in Concord Center, Concord, MA
978-697-1897
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Concord
Type: Tours
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“Great way to see the Battle Road and Concord”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My husband and I did the revolutionary war bike tour last week. We originally were supposed to go on a Tuesday afternoon, but Mark was helpful in advising us to change to Wednesday morning since rain was forecasted. We did change to the morning trip and were glad we did--tuesday afternoon ended up being very rainy and it would have been much less enjoyable!
We met at the parking lot across from the North Bridge and the Old Manse. There were supposed to be an additional 6 or more in our group but they never showed--that was a bit frustrating as we waited for 30 minutes to see if they would show. We started with the North Bridge and then headed through concord past the Alcott house and other sites. Our guide was a young man who was about the age of our kids but he was very knowledgeable about the battle and we enjoyed him. We stopped intermittently for him to give us background and the signifcance of particular spots. The ride through the minute man historical site is very beautiful. They are attempting to restore the land to its state back in the 1770's with livestock, agriculture, etc. We rode to the Hartwell Tavern and were fortunate to be able to watch a demonstration of musket firing. We looked around the tavern building and spoke a bit with one of the rangers and then headed back towards Concord. The trip was about 21/2 hours--probably would have been longer if we had had a bigger group. The bikes were OK--not tip top condition and there was a bit of an issue finding an allen wrench to get seat adjusted, etc but in the end it was all good!
Definitely would recommend this as a great way to explore the sites especially for a family!

Visited June 2013
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“Great day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had such a great time with Concord Bike Tours. The weather was a little chilly, but we dressed in layers and went on a Revolutionary war tour with our guide, Mark, a local teacher. His passion for the history in the area and his own history in Concord made for a great morning. After learning about the events of April 18 and 19, he took us along the roads and trails out to the Hartwell tavern, stopping along the way to explain the running battle. On the way back, he pointed out some spots that were among his favorites, not revolutionary, but as he put it, really cool. The time flew by; I never would have guessed that we had been out for almost three hours. And when we got back, he had some hot cocoa waiting in the trailer! What a great trip!

Visited April 2013
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“Nice day for a bike tour through Concord, MA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The weather couldn't have been better - the air was crisp, the sky was blue, and fall was in full bloom. Sue did an excellent job of sharing Concord with us for this bike tour. We couldn't have seen and heard about the places we visited, had this been a walking tour.

The bike riding was mostly flat, and mixed between street and sidewalk. Motorists were very courteous - never heard a single honked horn.

Sue mixed the content of her regular tours, so we were able to hear a little about the Revolutionary War period, the Underground Railroad, and famous authors. She also offered bottled water and fresh apples.

Visited October 2012
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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“Underground Railroad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Thank you Sue for a wonderful time exploring Concord and sparking an interest in the underground railroad history. Great way to enjoy history and exercise at the same time!

Visited September 2012
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“Bike rental”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service. We called last minute and rented 3 bikes. Used them all day to travel around concord. Totally awesome

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