Annual Meeting Set For Nov. 10

Bike to the Sea’s annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. It will be held at DeMaino’s Restaurant, 14 Malden St., Revere, Mass. starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

Dinner will be served and the guest speaker is Bike to the Sea board member Peter Sutton who works as the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator at the Mass. Department of Transportation. He will talk about his recent trip to the Minneapolis/St. Paul bike trail network.



Trail Will Close in Revere Periodically on Nov. 6, 7, 8

The Northern Strand Trail in Revere will shutdown periodically during the first full weekend in November so that National Grid can update power lines.

The trail is expected to close, from Lynn Street to Salem Street, in Revere, during the following times:

  • Friday, Nov. 6 starting at 10 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 7 at noon.
  • Saturday, Nov. 7 starting at 10 p.m. until Sunday, Nov. 8 at noon.

Signs and police officers will redirect the public during those times. National Grid also announced that the trail may have to be closed at other various locations for a few minutes at a time as follows:

  • During the week ending Oct. 24: In Malden, off Broadway, near CVS and Playful Paws.
  • During the week of Oct. 25-Oct 31: In Malden, from Broadway to Clapp Street.

These shutdowns are expected to last only a few minutes while equipment is moved and set up.

Bike to the Sea, Inc. Earns ‘Pioneer in Partnership Award’

Officials stand in a row displaying a partnership award for Bike to the Sea, Inc.

Bike to the Sea, Inc. founding members, Steve and Helen Winslow (center with black T-shirts) attended the award ceremony as did Bike to the Sea Project Manager Clay Larsen (standing to the left of Steve Winslow) and Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza (standing to the right of Helen Winslow).

Bike to the Sea, Inc. was awarded a “Pioneer in Partnership Award” from the Essex National Heritage Commission.

The award was given Oct. 15, 2015 to recognize the group’s leadership in developing regional trails. In presenting the award, Essex Heritage officials noted that Bike to the Sea “for more than two decades had overcome all manner of hurdles in its pursuit of a 10-mile trail linking the urban communities of Everett, Malden, Saugus, Revere, and Lynn.”

The citation went on to note: “With this past summer’s dedication of the Revere section, the Northern Strand Trail is now open from Everett to the Lynn line, providing residents with a car-free pathway to businesses, schools, parks, rivers, and the magnificent Rumney Marsh. Under the leadership of founding president Steve Winslow, Bike to the Sea has been instrumental in overcoming some of the most significant hurdles faced by advocates seeking to convert abandoned rail corridors to trails in Massachusetts.”

Attending the award ceremony were Bike to the Sea founding members Steve and Helen Winslow as well as Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza and Bike to the Sea Project Manager Clay Larsen.

Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA.

Ride the Trail on the Oct. 18th Fall Colors Ride

Bicyclists pose for a photo amid colorful leaves in fall.

Bicyclists pose for a photo on a previous Fall Colors Ride.

Come take a peek at the fall foliage along the Northern Strand Trail on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Bicyclists will meet at Linden Square in Malden, at the intersection of the trail and Beach Street, at 11 a.m. and then ride on the unpaved portions of the trail in Revere and Saugus. They will then return to Linden Square at about noon and ride on the paved sections of the trail in Malden and Everett before returning back to Linden Square at about 1 p.m.

The entire trip is expected to be on the off-road Northern Strand Trail.



Dine at the Dockside and Donate to Bike to the Sea

Eat at the Dockside Restaurant at 229 Centre Street in Malden on Thursday night and the restaurant will donate 25 percent of your bill to Bike to the Sea, Inc.

All you need to do is use the coupon posted here, or pick one up at the Bike to the Sea table at the Dockside, to make the donation.

The fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Dockside on the corner of Centre Street and Ferry Street in Malden.

Click on the image above and then print the coupon.