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Information about biking in and around Milton, Massachusetts from the Milton Bicycle Advisory Committee.


DCR Meeting - Schaffer Paper Park on the Neponset Greenway
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7 PM
Port Norfolk Yacht Club, 179 Walnut Street, Dorchester
   Port Norfolk Civic Association monthly meeting.  DCR to present news on the design and plans for permitting.  The presentation will be available online after the meeting at:

Quincy Bicycle Commission meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Quincy City Hall, Hancock Street, Quincy
   Featuring Nicole Freedman of Boston Bikes.

Boston Bike Party
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM
   According to ancient Bike Party legend, the 12 great Olympians gathered every month atop Mount Olympus to ride bicycles and drink nectar while discussing and deciding the fate of mere mortals. This month, the ancient Bike Party Olympians reunite!

Bowl of Death II
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8PM
Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville
   Mini velodrome of Doom: "The Bowl of Death was so sweet, we decided to put it up at least one more time."

Public Hearing for cycletracks on Atantic, Commercial, and Causeway
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Open House 6:00 PM
Meeting 6:30PM
One City Hall Square, Room 801
City Hall, Boston, MA 02201
   Hearing for the Connect Historic Boston project—which includes cycletracks on Atlantic, Commercial and Causeway streets.
   This project, if completed, will be a game changer in the city. Finally providing an example of the kind of ultra-safe bike facilities now commonplace in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
   A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Boston Public Works Department to discuss the proposed Connect Historic Boston project that is being funded through a Federal Highway Administration Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant.

Spring Neponset Bike Ride
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10 AM
   2014 is going to be a big year for the Neponset Greenway, with anticipated construction on multiple parts of the trail. Come see for yourself and welcome spring by riding the entire Neponset Greenway, end to end, exploring the present and future paths. Join us on a 25-mile fairly flat bike ride which will travel on roads and on paths, good for average and seasoned cyclists. Helmets are required. It's sponsored by the Boston Natural Areas Network.

B2C2 Spring Bike Swap and Gear Sale
Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6PM to 10PM
HQ Boston, 12 Channel Street, South Boston
   B2C2 is thrilled to be putting together our twice-annual Bike Swap and Gear Sale again this Spring, hosted by the fine folks at HQ Boston! Come get what you need for that new build, to spruce up your commuter, pick up some great racing gear, and more! We hope to see you there.
   General Admission is $2 per person and the event is open to the public from 6-10pm.

Blue Hills Classic Bike Race
Sunday, May 04, 2014
   7.2 mile rolling loop in the Blue Hills Reservation with hilltop finish and camera at the line.
   Race proceeds benefit the Conservation Trust & Milton Milton Parks & Recreation 
   Registration opens March 18.

5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6-10 PM
Regent Theatre, Arlington
   View short films from around the world, highlighting the joy of biking and the human spirit!

Best Buddies Challenge
Saturday, May 31, 2014
   Join us for our 15th anniversary event on Saturday, May 31, 2014, choose to ride 100, 50, or 20 miles with cycling legend, George Hincapie. Each route takes riders along scenic, country roads to Hyannis Port. All rides are fully supported, with rest stops along the way and support vehicles on the road.

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon
Sunday, June 8, 2014
   Join hundreds of other cyclists on June 8th, 2014, riding for social justice along one of our scenic routes through greater Boston. Your fundraising will go to support Bikes Not Bombs' Youth Programs and International Programs!
   Registration opens March 1.


Recurring Events

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.  (Resume in Spring)

Bike to Market
Thursday afternoons, 1-6 PM (Summer and Autumn)
   Bike 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.
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

More events to come!  Check back for more details, or send us an email

 


Visit the Calendar page for more details


Bikes of all sizes are available at the Bike Committee's used bike sale in May



A scene from the 2009 Blue Hills Classic bike race

Milton Bike Lane and Trail Snow Reports

Also see MassPaths.net for regional snow reports



Information:

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:
Phone: 617-898-4900
Pothole repair email: potholes (at) townofmilton.org

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