Information about biking in and around Milton, Massachusetts from the Milton Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Boston - Discover Roxbury Community Bike Rides
Thursday, July 25 at 6 PM
Discover Roxbury hosts several community bike rides. Next up:
Radical Roxbury - We’ll begin at Roxbury Crossing with the relatively well-known protests against the construction of I-95 along the Southwest Corridor. From there our attention will focus on mid-20th century revolutionary leaders Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X. After passing the former locations of the Black Panthers and SNCC, we’ll end with an overview of the 1967 and 1968 riots in Grove Hall and the police staging grounds in Franklin Park. Tie dyed t-shirt and and Afro pic are optional.
• Difficulty: Easy. Meets at Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station
Dedham - St. John of Damascus Bike Ride for One Fund Boston
Saturday, July 27
The St. John of Damascus Bike Ride for One Fund Boston will include both bicycle and motorcycle rides to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Milton - Houghton's Pond Cool Summer Fest
Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10 AM until 3 PM
Celebrate summer! Enjoy free wet and wild fun for the whole family!
The heat is on at Houghton’s Pond this summer but we will stay cool with wacky water games, music and family entertainment, inflatable obstacle course, make and take kids crafts, live wildlife from Trailside Museum, pond exploration, free fishing fun with Mass Wildlife & more! (Free equipment loans for fishing or bring your own rod and reel!) A guaranteed good time for all!
If you do bike to Houghton's Pond, note that only the south lot has bike racks. The entrance is off Blue Hill River Road near I-93.
Link: (Facebook Event)
MassBike Summer Century
Saturday, July 27 - 7 AM
Riders looking for a challenging ride can find it at the MassBike Summer Century.
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition is pleased to present the fourth annual Summer Century & Family Fun Fest. The day’s events will begin at 7am Saturday July 27th at NARA Park, in Acton, MA. This year’s event will include a Century, a Metric Century, and a 32 mile ride. All rides will journey through the rolling hills of the Concord and Assabet River valleys with stops along the way at Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Great Brook Farm and Verrill Farm. Verrill Farm will be conducting free farm tours and cooking demos starting at 9am! Then join us back at NARA Park for some post ride fun, including beach activities, paddle boat races, canoeing, chalk art, kids cycle race, and a free post-ride yoga class provided by Amory Fitness. Lunch will be provided by Redbones BBQ for all and beer provided by Samuel Adams (for our 21+ riders). Non-rider tickets are also available, so you can bring the whole family to partake in the food, drinks and activities!
Movies in the Parks
Bike down the Neponset Greenway to the Martini Shell to catch free family movies Tuesday evenings at sunset. Just remember to bring lights for the ride home!
Thursday Evenings starting in August
Bike along the Neponset Greenway to Pope John Paul II Park to catch free family movies Thursday evenings at sunset, courtesy of the DCR.
Ashmont Cycles' Wednesday Afternoon Bike Rides
Ashmont Cycles in Dorchester offers fast and no-drop local rides, which often include routes through Milton, departing from their shop at Peabody Square at 6 PM.
Bike to Market
Thursday afternoons, 1-6 PMBike to the Milton Farmers Market at Milton Village (with a helmet) and you'll get a $2 coupon good at any of the vendors.
Milton: Blue Hills Cycling Club Road Rides
Weekday and Saturday mornings. Different rides are available for riders of different levels. Link: http://www.bluehillscycling.com/rides/
Milton: Blue Hills Reservation Mountain Bike Rides
Weekly, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, as noted on the Southeastern Massachusetts NEMBA site or on their Facebook page.
Milton's Walk or Wheel Wednesdays / Safe Routes to Schools:
All of Milton's public elementary and middle schools participate in the Safe Routes program. As a result, the crosswalks at the intersection of Brook Road and Canton Ave are slated to be upgraded. Check with your school for more details.
More events to come! Check back for more details, or send us an email
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A scene from the 2009 Blue Hills Classic bike race
Milton Bike Day at the DPW Open House
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Used Bike Sale at the DPW Open House was a great success! More than 40 bicycles were recycled back into the community, and funds were raised to help promote bicycling events here in town.
Thanks to all who participated, and especially to the DPW, the Police Department, and Dave's Bike Infirmary for all your help!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Blue Hills Classic bike race
The Blue Hills Cycling Club kicked off bike month in style with their big annual event on Sunday! 249 cyclists participated in four categories, racing around a seven-mile circuit in the Blue Hills Reservation. Prizes were awarded to top finishers in each category, as well as to KOMs (kings of the mountain, or winners of the uphill climbs). The race was organized by the Blue Hills Cycling Club and another local team, 545 Velo, and proceeds benefit the Conservation Trust and the Milton Parks & Recreation Department. Many thanks to the Milton and Canton Police Departments, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, SRAM neutral support, and local volunteers from the BHCC and 545 Velo for all their hard work to make this event such a success!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day
Hundreds of local students participated in Massachusetts Walk or Bike to School day, along with Senator Brian Joyce on this lovely Wednesday morning. Many walked, a lot biked, and one even kayaked to school on the Pine Tree Brook!
Every Wednesday is Walk or Wheel Wednesday (WOW!), where we encourage families to walk, bike, skate or scooter to school. This encourages healthy behavior, saves money, reduces traffic and emissions, and allows friends to spend time together. For more information about WOW, contact your PTO, or check out http://www.commute.com/schools online.
Saturday, March 20, 2013
Spring Neponset Bike Ride
The Boston Natural Areas Network and Masspaths partnered to bring us this bike ride along the Neponset River, exploring existing and future routes of the trail, and learning about local history, flora and fauna along the way. For more information: MassPaths Spring Neponset Bike Ride
Click here for information about Milton's Safe Routes to School program.
Click here to learn more about our campaign to make the intersection of Neponset Valley Parkway / Brush Hill Road / Milton Street safer.
Click here to visit the BikeMilton page about the Neponset River Greenway extension between Central Avenue and Mattapan Square.
Potholes? Report them to the Town Department of Public Works: