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Working the Night Shift, Annual Meeting November 10

Bike to the Sea, Inc.’s annual meeting will take place on Monday November 10th at 6 p.m. at Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, in Everett. We’ll give an update on the state of the trail and enjoy some local brew from Everett. $10 per person includes a line of seasonal beer samples.

Please call Helen at 781-397-6893 if you would like to bring an entrée or dessert.

 

Volunteers Needed Oct. 25 For Revere Portion of the Trail

Volunteers are needed to help work on the Revere portion of the Northern Strand Trail on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Work includes clearing brush, picking up trash, and installing recycled railroad ties to create an entrance to the trail at the intersection of Salem Street and Franklin Street in Revere. This is the only section of the trail in Revere that crosses a roadway and the Bike to the Sea organization plans on building a park-like entrance to keep vehicles off the trail.

The City of Malden plans to start construction on the Linden Square crossing into Revere this month. The grand opening of the Revere portion of the trail is expected in the spring of 2015.

Once both projects are complete, the Northern Strand Trail will have seven miles of continuous trail, from Everett, through Malden, Revere, and Saugus. The city of Lynn has not yet approved plans to continue the trail to the seashore at Nahant Beach.

For more information about volunteering contact Clay Larsen at clarsen@groundworklawrence.org.

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser at the Dockside Restaurant Aug. 14

A “dueling piano, all request, sing along, comedy show” will help raise money for Bike to the Sea on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Dockside Restaurant on Route 60 in Malden.

Ten percent of sales at the restaurant that night will go to Bike to the Sea. Chris Keenan and Ricky Lauria will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Dockside Restaurant is located at 229 Centre Street (Route 60) in Malden, Mass. 

Annual Bike to the Sea Day Ride Attracts Large Group of Riders

About 120 people participated in the annual Bike to the Sea Day ride on Sunday, June 1 making it one of the largest groups in the event’s 22-year history.

Participation was high this year because more people are finding out about the trail and using it, according to Bike to the Sea President Jim Tozza.

When completed, the trail, called the Northern Strand Trail, will run about 10 miles from Everett, through Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn, to Nahant Beach. Portions of the trail in Everett, Malden and Saugus were opened over the past two 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.

The annual ride uses portions of the trail that are open but still has to traverse through city traffic where it is not. Police from Everett, Malden, and Lynn escorted bicyclists along the route, stopping traffic when necessary at busy intersections. The ride promotes awareness of the trail and the 22-year effort to get it built.

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson addressed the large group at the beginning of the ride at the Madeline English School in Everett telling them they’re one of the reasons this region has a bright future.

Sunny Skies For 22nd Annual Bike to the Sea Ride

Bicyclists pose for a group photo.

The 22nd annual Bike to the Sea Ride took off from the Madeline English School in Everett under sunny skies on Sunday, June 1.

The official number isn’t in yet but some Bike to the Sea officials speculated it may have been the largest group yet for the annual ride that raises awareness about the trail. More photos and information on the June 1st ride will be posted soon.