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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.

 

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 Set For Sunday, June 1

Bike riders pose for the camera during last year's Bike to the Sea Day Ride.

About 50 cyclists participated in the Bike to the Sea Day ride last year, taking a break along the route in Saugus.

The 22d annual Bike to the Sea Day ride is scheduled for Sunday, June 1 at 9 a.m. Registration is available online or participants can register the day of the ride starting at 8:30 a.m.

The ride starts at the Madeline English School, 105 Woodville St. in Everett. There is a 14-mile family ride to the Saugus River and back and a 20-mile ride to Nahant Beach and back. Both rides end at the Dockside Restaurant on Centre Street in Malden and include lunch. The routes include traveling  on newly paved sections of the trail in Everett and Malden but also include some on-street bike riding. Police escorts control traffic at major intersections. Some of the trail is unpaved so wider tires are recommended.

Costs for the rides are as follows:

  • Individuals: $15 ($20 day of the ride), includes lunch and a T-shirt.
  • Families: $25 ($30 day of the ride), includes lunch for four and two T-shirts.
  • Additional Family Members: $10, includes T-shirts.

A $50 optional donation to Bike to the Sea includes a commemorative bicycle bell. And optional $5 donations to the MassBike Coalition are encouraged.  Checks should be made payable to Bike to the Sea Inc. and can also be sent by mail to 57 Hammersmith Drive, Saugus, Mass. 01906.

 

 

April Fool’s Ride Postponed until Sunday, April 13

The April Fool’s Day ride scheduled for March 30 has been postponed until Sunday, April 13.

The 15-mile ride starts at 10 a.m. in the rear parking lot of the Dockside Restaurant, 229 Centre St., in Malden and continues south along the Northern Strand Community Trail before heading into Everett, Medford, Somerville and Arlington.

Donate Now Through March 17 and Get So Much More

Aerial view of Rumney Marsh in Revere

The trail will run along this tranquil oasis known as Rumney Marsh.

Bike to the Sea launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise matching funds for a $116,000 grant it received to build the Revere portion of the Northern Strand Trail.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation awarded the grant with the condition that Bike to the Sea matches at least 20 percent with outside funds. That means that for every dollar you donate, Bike to the Sea is allowed to claim an additional $5 of grant money. So if you donate $20, you’re actually allowing Bike to the Sea to collect an additional $100. But wait, there’s more.

If you donate as part of Bike to the Sea’s Indiegogo campaign on this page, you’ll get the following gifts:

  • A $15 donation will get you a glossy Bike to the Sea sticker that you can put on your bike, your car, or any other surface to show your support.
  • A $20 donation will get you an annual membership (a $25 value), plus the glossy sticker mentioned above.
  • A $50 donation will get you at special commemorative T-shirt that celebrates the addition of the Revere portion of the trail; plus an annual membership; and the glossy sticker mentioned above.
  • A $1000 donation will get you something to permanently recognize your contribution. Bike to the Sea will work with you to find a way to make your contribution permanently and publicly known. There will be kiosks, benches, and trail signs that will provide opportunities for this.

Much Progress Made in 2013

This past year was a productive one for Bike to the Sea. The Everett and Malden sections of the trail were completed and paved and the Saugus section officially opened. Work began in Revere in the fall and with this funding will be completed this spring, creating a continuous 7.5 mile stretch of trail.

While the City of Lynn has yet to approve plans for the trail, there were productive meetings with Senator Thomas McGee and other local public officials.

Revere Portion of Trail is Tranquil

The Revere portion of the trail will be built along the Rumney Marsh. The views and tranquility of this section may surprise you, given its proximity to densely settled cities. Previously this area was inaccessible and you might only have been able to get a brief glimpse of it through the windows of a car speeding down Route 1. The creation of the trail may give you a new favorite destination.

Trail Will Help Link Maine to Florida

This will also become an integral part of the East Coast Greenway, which is a growing network of off-road paths leading all the way from Maine to Florida.

Imagine being able to go for a walk with your friends and family on a trail that passes through both convenient urban areas and the open and beautiful Rumney Marsh, and being able to say, “I built this!”

This is your chance.