The next Bike to the Sea Day ride will be held on June 2, 2013. It starts at the Madeline English School, 105 Woodville St., in Everett at 9 a.m.
Participants won’t have to worry as much about cars this year because most of the ride will follow newly built portions of the trail. The annual ride to the beach in Nahant will follow portions of the trail that are complete in Everett, Malden, and sections of Saugus. Bicyclists will still have to share the roadways with cars on the Revere and Lynn portion of the ride because work on the trail hasn’t begun yet in those two cities. Work is expected to begin in Revere this summer. There is no schedule to build out the Lynn portion of the trail as city officials in Lynn have not yet approved plans.
The annual Bike to the Sea Day Ride is a great way to help promote the construction of the Northern Community Strand Trail. Usually two groups of riders take the ride, one at a faster clip and one for families and others who prefer to ride more slowly. The entire trip lasts about three hours.
Police usually escort riders through intersections, clearing traffic. There is also a van that follows the group in case someone gets a flat, or needs help. Information about how to register for the ride will be announced soon.