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.



National Grid Works Continues

Electrical upgrades will continue to be made along the trail in Malden and Revere through next month.

For the week ending Sept. 25, work will continue in Malden off Blodgett Street. Drilling in Revere will also continue.

The Northern Strand Trail is expected to remain open during this time, but may close for only a few minutes when equipment needs to be moved.

National Grid Work Begins Along the Trail in Malden

National Grid will be upgrading its electrical lines this fall along the Northern Strand Trail, possibly closing the trail for a few minutes at a time if necessary.

Work this week will be done in Malden at a substation off Broadway, near the CVS and Playful Paws dog daycare center. Next week work will be done from Broadway to Clapp Street in Malden. National Grid employees and signs will alert those using the trail to ensure public safety.

The trail is expected to remain open during this time but may need to close for short periods when equipment is moved.

Revere Section is Officially Open

Officials stand before a ribbon on the bike holding signs which state "Bike Trail Open."

Another milestone was met this week when the Revere portion of the trail was officially opened, creating 7.5 miles of trail from Everett to the Lynn border.

Despite threatening thunderstorms, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday night to officially open the Revere portion of the Northern Strand Community Trail.

Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo, along with other municipal officials, joined members of Bike to the Sea on Salem Street near the Franklin Street intersection. The Revere segment of the trail runs along the Rumney Marsh and connects four miles of paved trail in Malden and Everett with 2.5 miles of trail in Saugus. Now that it’s complete, 7.5 miles of trail runs from Everett, through Malden, Revere, and Saugus to the border of Lynn.

Lynn officials are still considering whether the city will build its segment of the trail and Bike to the Sea, Inc. is working with Lynn grassroots groups in hopes of making that happen.

The Revere section of the Northern Strand Community Trail was covered with a compacted, soil, recycled asphalt material in July. The City of Revere then installed a crosswalk on Salem Street so that the trail could be officially open for the public. Bike to the Sea, Inc. worked with the City of Revere, using funds from the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), to hire contractors to build the trail.

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.