Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings From the Bike Path


Santa and his helpers were spotted recently on the Northern Strand Trail in Malden.

Bike to the Sea President Honored At State House

Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza poses with others at the State House.

From left to right are Sandy Tozza, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, and Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza.

Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza was honored at the State House last week for his dedication to building the Northern Strand Trail (also known as the Bike to the Sea Trail).

Bike to the Sea members gather around State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and Jim Tozza.

Also in attendance were Bike to the Sea members Sharon Santillo (far left) and Henri Soucy (third from left).

Tozza received a proclamation from State Rep. RoseLee Vincent which said: “The Massachusetts House of Representatives offers its sincerest congratulations to Mr. James Tozza, in recognition of your commitment to the people of Saugus, Revere and beyond through your work with Bike to the Sea. The entire membership extends its very best wishes and expresses the hope for future good fortune and continued success in all endeavors.” The proclamation was dated Dec. 3, 2015 and signed by Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House.

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.