Summer Greenway Ride and Walk Series

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2019 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 MAPC's 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.  

Please contact one of the ride leaders listed below for further questions (including potential rain dates) or David Loutzenheiser at MAPC.

Wednesday July 24

Ride

East Boston Greenway extensions to Winthrop and Revere

Maverick Station (rear entrance) at 6:15 PM

The East Boston Greenway was recently extend to Constitution Beach.  From this current terminus, there are opportunities to extend the greenway further into Winthrop as well as toward Suffolk Downs and Revere.  This ride will explore these opportunities and some spectacular beach views.

Leaders:

Michelle Moon

Sponsoring Organizations

East Boston Greenway Coalition

Tuesday, August 6

Ride

Coastline and Beaches - Hull to Scituate 

Long Wharf 4:15 pm (4:30 pm Hull Ferry)

At the peak of summer, enjoy a ride along the coast through Hull, Cohasset and Scituate.  We will enjoy several beaches along the way, and rocky coasts.  Return on the Greenbush Line.

Leaders:

Alice Brown (Boston Harbor Now)

Sponsoring Organizations

Boston Harbor Now

TBD

Ride

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Concord Commuter Rail Station at 2:30pm

The newest extension of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is soon to be open in Concord.  We will ride this section and learn about the Route 2 crossing coming soon.

Leaders:

Pete Sutton (MassDOT)

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Saturday, May 18

Ride and Walk

Envision Beacon Street - Pop Up Bridle Path Restoration

Beacon Street median, between Carlton and Kent Streets, Brookline

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Thursday, May 30

Ride

Urban Ring of Boston

Summer St at Dorchester Ave at 5:00 PM

Join us for a ride along the Urban Ring of Boston, where downtown meets the neighborhoods.  We will see the new protected bike lanes on Summer St, construction of the South Bay Harbor Trail, Roxbury to Fenway connector, future plans for Melnea Cass Blvd, Charlesgate connections, and more.  Download a ride map.

Sign up through Facebook for up to date ride information.

Leaders:

Tony Lechuga

Sponsoring Organizations

LivableStreets Alliance

Tuesday, June 4

Ride

The Arborway and Franklin Park to Malibu Beach

Southwest Corridor Path at Ruggles Station at 5:00PM

Ride the newly reconstructed Arborway Blvd at Forest Hills, followed by riding through Franklin Park, examining the City's new slow zones and a plan for a new path over the Red Line.  We will also make a stop at Malibu Beach (in Boston!).

Sign up through Facebook for up to date ride information.

Leaders:

Pete Sutton (MassDOT), Charlotte Fleetwood (City of Boston)

Sponsoring Organizations

MassDOT, City of Boston

Thursday, June 20

Walk

Essex Branch Rail Trail, Danvers

Peabody Library 9:00 AM

The Essex Rail Trail will eventually extend from Peabody to North Andover and beyond. Danvers is actively working to build out their portion of this trail.  Enjoy a 3 mile walk on a scenic section of this trail and learn about the opportunities and challenges going forward.

Leaders:

Sam Cleaves (MAPC)

Sponsoring Organizations

North Shore Task Force (MAPC subregion)

Friday, June 21

RIDE

Bare Cove and Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Rowes Wharf 4:45 pm (5:00 pm Hingham Ferry)

The South Shore is easily accessible by Ferry from Boston.  This ride will explore some of the longer trails in the region include Bare Cove, and the extensive paved trail system in Wompatuck State Park.  Finish off the ride with a spectacular view of Boston from a farm, before returning on the ferry at dusk on the solstice.

Leaders:

Alice Brown (Boston Harbor Now)

Sponsoring Organizations

Boston Harbor Now

Tuesday July 2

Ride

Tri Community Greenway

Alewife Station at 5pm or Wedgemere Station at 5:30pm

Join MAPC at Alewife Station (start of the Minuteman Trail) at 5pm (or Wedgemere Station at 5:30pm) to ride the Tri -Community Greenway that was completed in 2018 and connects Winchester, Woburn, and Stoneham. This ride will show off this new trail and focus on future opportunities to extend to the Middlesex Fells and beyond.  The ride will return through the Fells and end at Medford Square.

Leaders:

Roger Wilson

Tuesday, July 9

Ride

Bridge and Rivers - Along the Mystic and Malden

Paul Revere Park in Boston (by the locks) at 5:00 PM

The greenway network along the Mystic and Malden Rivers continues to expand.  This ride will explore new connections including the Woods Bridge, Craddock Bridge, and Encore Casino paths as well as learn about upcoming projects.  The ride will end at Night Shift Brewery.

Leaders:

Jay Monty (City of Everett), Amber Christoffersen (Mystic River Watershed Association)

Tuesday, July 16

Ride

Mass Central Rail Trail and Aqueduct Trails

Waltham Commuter Rail Station
2:30 PM

The Mass Central Rail Trail is now largely complete in Weston and much of Wayland. This ride will head west on a mix of Charles River trails and Aqueduct trails and local roads to Wayland where we will return on the MCRT.  Optional extension at the end of the ride, further on the MCRT toward Belmont ending at the Mighty Squirrel Tap Room.

This is a mixed terrain ride with dirt and grass sections, so appropriate tires are recommended.

The ride is timed to meet the outbound MBTA Commuter Rail train from North Station at 1:55pm.

Leaders:

Laurel Carpenter (Waltham Land Trust), David Loutzenheiser (MAPC)