Night Shift Brewing To Participate in This Year’s Fall Colors Ride on Sunday Oct. 23

A glass of beer.

Refreshments will be available after the ride at Night Shift Brewing Company in Everett.


Night Shift Brewing is partnering with Bike to the Sea this year for the annual Fall Colors Ride.

Bike riders should meet at 11 a.m on Sunday, Oct. 23 outside of the brewery at 87 Santilli Highway, in Everett, Mass.

The ride is set to leave from there at 11:15 a.m. and should return about 90 minutes later for beer and food, supplied by Better Bagels. The ride, which is about 15 miles, will go along the Northern Strand Trail in Everett and Malden, as well as along bike paths on both sides of the Mystic and Malden rivers through Somerville and Medford. The terrain is mostly flat and children, 8 and older, are welcome.

In the case of steady rain, the event will be canceled, so keep an eye out for weather updates.

Bike to the Sea Rum and Gin Tasting Party, Sept. 21

The bar at Short Path.

The tasting room at Short Path Distillery serves snacks and cocktails.

Bike to the Sea, Inc. is holding a rum and gin tasting party at Short Path Distillery in Everett on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Tours of the artisanal distillery in Everett’s burgeoning “fermentation” district will also be available, as well as free samples of gin and rum. 

The event is designed to allow cyclists and bike trail supporters to meet each other and get an update on new developments along the Northern Strand Community TrailUpdates include how the Wynn Casino project will impact the trail in Everett and some good news about Lynn joining the trail building effort. 

Cocktails Available

A limited list of cocktails will be available to purchase at the bar and free snacks.  You may want to consider biking to the event with a friend as the distillery is located only a few residential blocks from the end of the Northern Strand Community Trail in Everett.

Bike to the Sea Inc. is looking for new members to help develop this important regional alternative transportation corridor. Volunteers are also needed for upcoming trail projects.

Since 1993 Bike to the Sea has been working to create the Northern Strand Trail: a trail free of cars from the Malden/Everett area of Massachusetts to the beaches in Revere, Lynn and Nahant. The trail is now built from Everett, through Malden, Revere, and Saugus to the Lynn city line.

Music, Food, Prizes, and Art at Community Day Bash in Lynn

There will be music, food, prizes, and art at the first annual Community Day Bash in Lynn on Saturday, September, 10, 2016.

All are welcome to come celebrate and learn about the Community Path of Lynn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the path in the Neptune Street Court area. Efforts are underway to create an off-road path, along an abandoned railway, that can be used by pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, dog walkers, neighborhood groups and others.

The abandoned railway line is the same one that ran along the Northern Strand Trail through Everett, Malden, Revere, and Saugus. The abandoned rails in those towns have already been removed to create the 7.5-mile stretch of the Northern Strand Trail. Work still needs to be done to create the Community Path, including the removal of the rail lines. Neighborhood groups, most notably One Community, One Voice, have held several cleanups along the trail.

A major highlight of the day will be the unveiling of a large mural, designed and painted by teens at Raw Art Works in Lynn. Blank art walls next to the mural will be available for participants to paint. The first community garden along the path will also be ready for planting during the festivities.

The first annual Community Day Bash is sponsored by the Community Path of Lynn Coalition and the Lynn Cultural Council.

Saugus Honors Veterans at Purple Heart Trail Dedication

Flags and people flanked a podium on the Saugus portion of the trail.

A trail dedication to Purple Heart recipients was held in Saugus. (Clay Larsen Photo)

Saugus honored Purple Heart recipients by dedicating a portion of the trail to them on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Veterans and others attended the ceremony. Read the full story in the Lynn Daily Item.

Sunny Skies Greet Annual Bike to the Sea Day Riders

Stephen Winslow poses with two granddaughters on the beach.

Bike to the Sea Co-founder Stephen Winslow takes a break with his granddaughters, Hannah and Teagan, after riding about 10 miles to Nahant Beach.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s prevailed yesterday during the annual Bike to the Sea Day ride from Everett to Nahant.

This was the first year that most of the 10-mile ride to Nahant was held on the newly-built, off-road path, called the Northern Strand Trail. The trail is complete from Everett, through Malden, Revere and Saugus but stops at the Lynn line. From there, bicyclists were given a police escort on roadways, courtesy of the Lynn police, to finish the ride to Nahant Beach.

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson (center, wearing dark suit) told the group before the ride that the construction of the bike path through Malden is the most important development to occur during his administration.

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson (center, wearing dark suit) told the group before the ride that the construction of the bike path through Malden is the most important development to occur during his administration.

The ride started at about 9:15 a.m. at the  Madeline English School, 105 Woodville Street in Everett, Mass., arriving at Nahant Beach at about 11 a.m. It ended with a free pizza lunch at the Dockside Restaurant on Centre Street, in Malden at about 12:30 p.m.

Malden resident holds up three fingers by the beach.

Malden resident Paul Sullivan signals that this is the third year he made the annual bike trip.

Riders took a short break near the Saugus River for water and bananas before continuing on to the beach, where they rested for about 20 minutes more before riding back. Some took advantage of the warm weather to take a quick dip in the ocean.

Three people walk out of the water at Nahant Beach.

A few riders took a dip in the ocean at Nahant Beach.

A mother on a bike with a trailer for her young son.

A mother and son from West Medford enjoyed the annual ride.

The 20-mile annual ride from Everett, through Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn to Nahant Beach is designed to bring attention and support to efforts to complete the Northern Strand Trail which began in 1993.

Portions of the trail in Everett, Malden, Revere, and Saugus were opened over the past three years and bicyclists, walkers, joggers, roller skaters, dog walkers, cross-country skiers and others have been enjoying it.

Bike to the Sea officials continue to talk to officials in Lynn who have not yet approved plans for the trail there.

Bicycle riders pose for a photo near the beach.

Some of the riders posed for a photo at the beach before heading back to Malden.

(All photos by Mark Micheli)