Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning
2018 MAPC Summer
Greenway Ride and Walk Series
Join MAPC and some of our many partners to explore our growing greenway and trail network. This network is part of MAPCs LandLine vision to connect 1400 miles throughout the Boston Region.
The purpose of the ride and walk events is to show off new projects, and advocate for completing the missing gaps. The events will educate, entertain, and build the bond between users, designers, planners and advocates to work towards the goal of a connected active transportation network.
The ride and walk schedule below will be updated frequently so check back close to the event for further details.
Predicted heavy rain will reschedule the ride.
Friday, June 1
Beacon Street Bridle Path Restoration Walk
Saint Mary's Station (Green C line) 5pm
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. Co-Sponsored by the Livable Streets Alliance. More info here. Option to stop for post event drinks and food in Washington Square.
Jacob Meunier and Jules Milner-Brage
Friday, June 8
Bay Colony Trail Ride w Newbridge on Charles Paths, Needham/Dedham
Needham Junction Station at 3:45PM
Bike the completed section of the Bay Colony Trail, the 128 Underpass along the Charles River and paths along Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham. The trails are cinder with short sections of dirt. 32mm tires recommended. Dinner/drink option afterward TBD.
Monday, June 11
Back River, Bear Cove, and Worlds End Ride
Meet at Rowes Wharf at 5:00PM to catch the 5:20PM ferry to Hingham
The South Shore is well connected by MBTA ferries. This first of two rides to the South Shore will highlight the extensive trail system around the Back River, as well as some of the disconnects. We will head to Worlds End in time for sunset before returning to the Hingham Ferry
Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser
Friday, June 22
Connect Historic Boston Ride
South Station at 5:30PM
Connect Historic Boston is an initiative between the City of Boston and the National Park Service to link historic sites through downtown Boston. While construction on the full project continues, we'll be able to take folks on a ride of the substantially-complete bike trail. The ride will take approximately an hour, with a few stops to discuss the project. We will end near a Red Line T stop. This ride is being led by Boston Bikes. Please sign up directly with the organizers.
Tuesday, June 26
Tri Community Bikeway Ride
Wedgemere Station at 3:15 pm
The Tri Community Bikeway has been under construction for over a year now and close to completion. We will ride the full length of the trail through Winchester, Woburn, and Stoneham along with local advocates who have been involved to make the project happen.
Roger Wilson, Dolly Wilson, and Anthony Wilson
Thursday, June 28
Jamaica Pond, Casey Arborway, and Arboretum to Roslindale Path
Meeting point TBD
email@example.comThis ride highlights the Jamaica Pond region parkways and trails, including the close to completion Casey Arborway project.
Charlotte Fleetwood and Pete Sutton
Wednesday, July 11
Hull, Wompatuck State Park and Hingham
Meet at 5:15 at Long Wharf to take the 5:30 ferry to Hull
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.
Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser
Monday, July 16
Charlestown Rail Trail and Lower Mystic Connections
Meeting Point TBD
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
Tony Lechuga, Amber Christoffersen, and Alan Moore
Thursday, July 19
Minuteman to Bruce Freeman to Assabet Trail Connections
Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station - Time TBD
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.
David Loutzenheiser and Jeff Collins
Thursday July 26
Boston Greenbelt Trail Hike
Meeting Point TBD
The Boston Greenbelt Trail is a proposed 80 mile foot trail that circles Boston within RT 128 connecting our major regional parks. This hike will will explore a small segment of this proposed trail highlighting the opportunities to connect up our extensive open spaces in a relatively easily accessible trail to Boston.
Thursday, August 2
Cochituate Rail Trail and Aqueducts Loop
David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera
Thursday, August 9
Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland
Somerville Neighborways Walking Tour