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


Saturday, August 16 - Boston by Bike at Night
   Saturday night and Sunday morning, explore historic Boston sites and architecture on the Boston By Bike At Night ride! - Boston by Bike at Night

Friday, August 29 - Bike to the Beach New England
   This benefit ride supports autism research, and travels through town on its way from Boston to Newport.  Join or support the cause!

Friday, August 29 - Boston Bike Friday
   Bikes! Free Food! Friends! Join Boston Bikes' Bike Friday commuter convoy Friday AM at Peabody Square (Ashmont) in Dorchester. RSVP here: http://www.bostonbikes.org/events/bike-fridays/fridays/

Saturday, September 13 – Neponset River Bike Ride
   Intermediate cyclists are invited to join a “Neponset River Ride”, a 12-18 mile ride along the Neponset River and neighboring roadways.  We will depart from The Ocean Club at Marina Bay (333 Victory Road, Quincy) at 7:30 AM and follow the Neponset River. Total ride is approximately 12-18 miles. For more information, contact Nancy Fyler at fyler (at) Neponset (dot) org.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Hub On Wheels
   Join us for the 10th annual Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride! Experiencing a car-free Storrow Drive, exploring historic neighborhoods, and taking in views of the Boston Harbor with thousands of other cyclists is an extra special experience not to be missed!
   The ride starts and finishes on City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, with three different routes to choose from: 10, 30 and 50 miles. Registration for 2014 will be available in Spring 2014, for what’s sure to be the best ride of the year. You haven’t seen the Hub until you’ve seen it on two wheels.  (Only the 50-mile route travels through Milton)


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)

Landry's Bicycles' Saturday Morning Bike Rides
   Landry's Bicycles hosts a road ride Saturdays at 7 AM from their new location at 44 Granite Street in Braintree.

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.

DCR's Free Family Flicks!
   Free family movie showings at Houghton's Pond (Saturdays), Martini Shell (Tuesdays) and Pope John Paul II Park (Thursdays) through the summer. Great events to bike to!

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 Firefighters Donate Bike After House Fire
   A very touching story about how local firefighters replaced a boy's bike after his was lost in a house fire:

Roadwork Notices:

Eliot Street Traffic Study - The Traffic Commission is planning a change in traffic patterns at Eliot Street and Blue Hills Parkway, in part to improve safety along the Neponset Greenway. Changes would go into effect in September. Read more about this at http://02186.mytownmatters.com/?p=38681

Granite Avenue - MassDOT recently resurfaced Granite Avenue from Squantum Street to the Boston line.  We asked them to increase the shoulder width and put in safer storm drain grates, and they did, finishing this project in July.

Central Avenue - The Milton DPW will resurface Central Avenue late this summer or in early autumn.  The repaved road will include sharrows.

Unquity Road - DCR resurfaced and re-striped most of Unquity Road along with a little of Chickatawbut RD and Hillside St in April and May.  Thanks to DCR for increasing the width of the shoulders, adding two miles of bike-friendly riding in the Blue Hills!  There are still some narrow sections on Hillside St (left side of photo) but the new shoulders (right side of photo) now make up the majority of Milton's Blue Hills routes.

Blue Hills Parkway - DCR resurfaced and re-striped the Parkway, northbound from Canton Ave to Brook Road (1.3 miles) and southbound from Brook Road to Blue Hills Terrace Street (0.5 mile) AND ADDED BIKE LANES!

Granite Avenue at Squantum Street - Repaving completed (April)

Senate Passes Final Transportation Bond Bill – Milton receives $24.2 million in authorizations - April 18, 2014
   Thanks to Senator Brian Joyce and Rep. Walter Timilty for including funding for local road improvements! Over the next five years, this funding will support projects to improve Granite Avenue, Blue Hills Parkway and Adams Street for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Milton Bike Lane and Trail Snow Reports
Also see MassPaths.net for regional snow reports




Bike wheel art on the Neponset River Greenway, courtesy of the Milton Art Center. Dust off your bike, go for a ride, and check it out!

- Mike B., May 6, 2014



Information:

The Town of Milton is preparing a Master Plan. For more information about the Bicycle Advisory Committee's master plan recommendations, click here.

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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