On this second South Shore ride, we will take the ferry to Hull, and ride past Nantasket Beach as well as see the opportunity for a new rail trail in the area. We will pass through Wompatuck State Park of which has many miles of rideable trails. Returning via the Hingham ferry.
Meet at 4:15 at Long Wharf to take the 4:30 ferry to Hull
Leaders Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser
Meeting at Paul Revere Park (just north of the locks) in Charlestown at 5:30pm
The Grand Junction, Community Path, Mystic River, Charlestown greenways, and Border to Boston Trails all end in this general area, but they currently do not converge. This bike tour will explore the urban connectivity puzzle and opportunities between all of these trails
Leaders – Tony Lechuga, Amber Christoffersen, and Alan Moore
This bike ride highlights the new, improved, and proposed Jamaica Pond region parkways and trails. The ride will include the new Casey Arborway project, Franklin Park, Forest Hills Cemetery, and the Roslindale Gateway Path. Representatives from the City of Boston, MassDOT, and DCR will be providing updates on the ride.
Ride departs at 5:30pm from the Jamaica Pond Boat House.
Leader – Charlotte Fleetwood
Leaders – David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera
Leader – David Loutzenheiser
Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station at 3pm
The Minuteman, Bruce Freeman, and Assabet Trails are close to being built out in this area. They come close together but do not connect. This ride will scope out potential routes of future trails that can connect these. The ride will be a loop taking in a newly completed section of the Bruce Freeman and well as Assabet Rail Trails. There is about a mile of wide packed dirt trail, so 32mm+ tires recommended.
Leaders – David Loutzenheiser and Jeff Collins
RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 1 Beacon Street in Brookline has inconsistent bicycle accommodation and many parking spaces in the median that are unused. Join us for a walk along Beacon St to listen to advocates describe a proposal to restore the median reservation next to the Green Line for a bicycle and pedestrian use. Parking would be reconfigured.
Leaders – Jacob Meunier and Jules Milner-Brage
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/672104636496554/
Join us for the grand finale in our summer series! This walking tour will start in Porter Sq and end at Assembly Row. In between we will see and talk about neighborways, innovative bicycle treatments, status of the Green Line Extension, and Assembly Row development. After the walk, join us for dinner and drinks at Assembly Row.
Leader – Mark Chase
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593529494395898/
How do monuments and memorials shape our understanding of place—and what we choose to forget? And how might we reframe public memory to address the harmful legacy of colonialism in our region? This artist panel will consider how remembering and forgetting of Indigenous peoples and colonial history shaped the landscape and collective consciousness of Greater Boston—and the necessary role of Indigenous artists in shaping more just public spaces.
Reclaim? Recontextualize? Relocate? Remove? What should we do with monuments that no longer reflect our shared history and collective values (or never did to begin with)? This conversation among artists, designers, and educators will explore how creative commemoration can help us see the past and present in a new light—and chart a path toward more just futures.