Group Ride HonkFest 2022

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

A group ride to attend the opening day of Honk Fest 2022 in Davis Sq. Somerville.  We'll spend an hour in Davis Square (or as long as the group would like to) and check out the opening ceremonies at noon, get a bite to eat, see some HonkFest bands, then cycle home.   Meet in front of the Star Market on Austin St. in Newtonville, and we’ll leave at 11:00 AM.   This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   15.5 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check [...]

Group Ride: Needham, Dover and South Natick

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

Join us for a nice harvest-time ride past the farms and fields of Needham, Dover and South Natick.  Starting at the Newton Main Library in Newton Center, we’ll make a loop that winds through several scenic back roads and trails, and along parts of the Charles River, with a few stops here and there to check out the view. Meet in front of the Newton Library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave at 1:00 PM.   This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required. [...]

Group Ride: Lexington and Belmont

Star Market 33 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA, United States

Join us for a nice fall ride through the countryside and back roads of Lexington and Belmont.  We'll hit parts of the Minuteman trail in Lexington and some of the Charles River trail, with a few stops here and there to check out the view. Meet in front of the Star Market on Austin St. in Newtonville, and we’ll leave at 10:00 AM.   This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   19 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. Approximate route here. [...]

Group Ride – Chestnut Hill Reservior

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

This is not a long ride, but you'll get some good exercise going up and down those hills on Commonwealth Ave. and Beacon St.,  as we ride from the Library on Homer St., around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir at Cleveland Circle, then back to Newton Center before heading to the Library. Meet in front of the Newton Main library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave promptly at 1:00pm.   This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   7.5 miles roundtrip.   Be sure to [...]

BN-Ride-Millennium-Park

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

A nice ride from Newton Center through south Newton, Brookline and West Roxbury to Millennium Park, by the Charles River.    Meet at the Newton Free Library on Homer St. in Newton Center, and we’ll leave at 1:00 PM.   The group can decide how much exploring around the park they'd like to do once we get there.  This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Bike helmets are required.   13 miles roundtrip.  Be sure to check bikenewton.org for last-minute changes. Approximate Route:   https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7667038

Walk, Ride, Roll or Take the Bus Day

Walk, Bike, Roll, or Take the Bus on February 1 (and Every Day) Show your New England spirit by walking, biking, rolling, or taking the bus in the winter! Join students across Massachusetts in celebrating Winter Walk, Ride & Roll Day on February 1. Newton families, please do your part by keeping your sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Learn more on the Newton Safe Routes to School Facebook page.

Group Ride: The Noodle Ride – Now Sunday at 1PM

Newton Library 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA , MA, United States

Join us for our first group ride of the year!  And this is a special ride we are calling the “Noodle Ride”.  We’re going to tie swimming noodles (or similar) to our bikes to help make drivers aware of the new Pedestrian and Biking Safety Law that was passed by the Mass. Legislature in January 2023, and goes into effect on April 2nd!  Follow the link above for details of the new law, however one major stipulation in the law is that all vehicles must give at least a four-foot clearance when passing bikes, pedestrians, wheel chairs or any other non-motorized traveler in the [...]

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