Neponset River Greenway Extension Opens!
Harvest River Bridge
   DCR opened the Neponset Greenway trail extension between Central Ave and Blue Hill Ave on May 19, 2017.  An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be scheduled for June.

New Bike Lanes Installed on Central Avenue!
   Thanks to the Milton DPW and their contractors for following our recommendation and adding bike lanes on the newly-re-surfaced Central Avenue in October!  We now have an additional 3/4 of a mile of bike lanes, connecting from Pierce Middle School, the Brook Road bike lanes, and the Reedsdale Road sharrows to the Neponset Greenway!

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:

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.

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!

Sunday, June 3
Bikes Not Bombs' Bike-A-Thon
The Bike-A-Thon fundraiser supports Bikes Not Bombs' programs to bring mobility to underserved people locally and in third-world nations.  One of the three rides traveled through Milton.
Facebook photo album

Saturday, June 2 - 9 AM
TrailWatch Mountain Bike Rides
Blue Hills Reservation
Beginner 4 – 6 miles
    Call (617) 698-1802 to register for rides and meeting place. Pedal with DCR TrailWatch Volunteers.  You must bring: a bike, helmet, and water. Eye protection, snacks, a spare tube, a pump and tools are also recommended.

Friday, June 1 - 9 AM
Blue Hills Mountain Bike Ride with SEMass NEMBA
Blue Hills 2hr intermediate mountain bike ride Friday 9AM. Meet across from State Police barracks on Hillside street. RSVP to Steve Cobble 781-254-8796

Sunday, May 20
Somerville Parks, Then & Now: History Bike Tour
   The Somerville Bicycle Committee and Somerville Historic Preservation Commission team up to lead a bicycle tour of Somerville Parks, and tell about the history behind them.
Link: Facebook photo album

May 19
Milton DPW Day & Used Bike Sale
   Each spring the DPW puts on their open house event, with free food and lots of cool trucks for the kids to climb on.  We were there, offering used bikes for sale at very reasonable prices.  
   We would like to thank our volunteers, all the local bike donors, the DPW and the Milton Police for their support!  Proceeds from the sale will make Milton a more bike-friendly community!
   Check out the town ride map, which shows how our new bike lanes take you to destinations you want to get to: ride route map on Bikely

May 18 - 7 AM
Boston Bike Fridays
Join the bike convoy and ride from Peabody Square (Ashmont) in Dorchester to downtown Boston, where you'll get to enjoy schwag, food, and more at the Boston Bike Fridays bike party!

May 17 - 7 PM
Quincy Bikes Meeting
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Squantum Street
Do you bike in Quincy, or have friends or family there?  This meeting may be of interest.

May 12 - 9 AM - 5 PM
MassBike Spins - National Train Day Ride
Start at South Station; Ride the commuter rail out, and bike back along the former Old Colony line, visiting historic train stations in Walpole, Sharon, Easton, Stoughton, and Canton.
Link DotBike

May 12 - 12:15 PM to about 3 PM

MassBike Spins - 
Circle The City Bike Ride
This casual, 26-mile ride around the city of Boston, includes a short stretch in Milton.  Enjoy great views of the city, parklands and the harbor, and learn about new bike lanes, trails and other bike-related projects in the works.
View our photos on Facebook: BikeMilton on Facebook

May 6 - Blue Hills Classic Bike Race
See our photos on our Facebook page.

May 5 - DCR Trailwatch Mountain Bike Ride in the Blue Hills

May 2 - Massachusetts Walk / Bike To School Day
Photos courtesy of the Milton Patch.

March 18 - End of Winter Neponset Greenway Bike Ride
Photos and ride details courtesy of ride leader Jessica Mink at

DCR’s Walter Baker Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon - Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 1:30 PM
   The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to attend the Walter Baker Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
DCR’s Walter Baker Bridge, behind 1243 Adams Street in Dorchester
For more information, please call (617) 626-4973.  On street parking is available on Adams Street and Eliot Streets (but we recommend biking instead!)
Blue Hills Toy Drive & Mountain Bike Ride (or Hike)
Sunday, December 4
Toy Drop & Refreshments 10 am – 1 pm
Mountain Bike Ride 10 am
Houghton’s Pond Hike 1 pm
Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.
Join the DCR Park Rangers and volunteers from Blue Hills TrailWatch and NEMBA for our annual holiday toy drive collection. Bring a new unwrapped toy, then go on a guided or self-guided ride or hike. All toys will be donated to Interfaith Social Services which help deserving families during the holidays. Gifts for children ages 11-16 are most needed and appreciated.
Call 617-698-1802, ext. 212 for more information.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Celebrate Milton! at Milton High School
   Bike Milton and many other community organizations attended Celebrate Milton.  We provided free bike maps, safety tips and more information about local biking and events.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Tour de Coops
   This walking / bike tour of Milton showcased local residents who maintain chicken coops and raise chickens.
   Visit the Brookwood Community Farm site for more information or visit their Facebook page.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Hub On Wheels - Bike Tour / Races / Festival
City Hall Plaza, Boston
   The 7th annual Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride left City Hall Plaza on Sunday, September 25th. The ride offered three different routes, 10, 30 or 50 miles, which allowed riders to experience a car-free Storrow Drive, and explore hidden pathways and historic neighborhoods, and take in grand views of the Harbor.  (The 50-mile route travels through Milton along the Neponset River Greenway)
   Post-ride, the event featured a festival with food, music and vendors, and then a professional criterium race.  If you haven't checked out the event, try and do so next year.  It is a lot of fun.
Tuesday, August 30
DCR presented their plans for the Neponset River Greenway
   Foley Senior Center, 249 River Street, Mattapan
   The DCR presented their updated trail design.  It will include a gateway visitors center in Mattapan Square, pass behind the Mattapan Station, travel over the trolley line on a bridge, follow the river to Ryan Playground, cross the river to Milton, and follow the train tracks to Central Avenue.  The project is ambitious, and will also include a segment in Hyde Park and another in Dorchester, essentially connecting the Harborwalk to the Blue Hills Reservation.
   For more information, please see the DCR's presentation at the state website.

   Additional comments can be found in the articles by the local media:

   We encourage all trail users to send their comments to the DCR.  Here is their contact information for this project:

Phone: 617‐626‐4974
Mail: Department of Conservation and Recreation
Office of Public Outreach
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
    For more information, visit our project page.
Friday, August 26 at 6:45 AM
Boston Bike Fridays   Peabody Square (Ashmont Station), Dorchester
   Join the bike convoy from Dorchester to downtown on the third Friday of each month, and enjoy a free breakfast, courtesy of Boston Bikes and Boloco.  At City Hall you can check out the Bike Expo and get a free bike tune-up.
Photos on our Facebook page
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Bikes Not Bombs - Bike-A-Thon tour and festival
Jamaica Plain, Boston
   The 24th Annual Bike-A-Thon was held on Sunday, June 26th. The Bike-A-Thon & Green Roots Festival is BNB's biggest and most fun event of the year, bringing out hundreds of fundraising riders for rides of 15, 25, or 65 mile, topped off with a festival with music, food and more.
   BNB's 25 mile ride traveled through Milton, taking advantage of our bike lanes on Blue Hill Avenue and Pleasant Street.  Visit our photo gallery to see a few of the dozens of riders!
Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 7:30 - 9 PM
Milton Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
Milton Public Library - Conference Room
   Latest updates, planning for upcoming events.  All are welcome to public meetings.  Agenda:
- New committee member introductions
- News & Updates
   - Bike Sale Summary
   - Neponset Greenway status update
   - New England Bike Expo summary
   - Somerville History Tour summary
- Event Planning
   - Celebrate Milton
- Local ride planning
   - Celebrate Milton town ride
   - Food, History, Green Milton
- Town Bike Map updates
- Bicycle Friendly Communities application
Friday, June 17, 2011 - Dorchester Reporter
MBTA GM: Greenway trail will include Mattapan
   Officials from the MBTA, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the State House met yesterday in an attempt to move forward with a planned expansion of the Neponset Greenway.  ...The MBTA had safety concerns about having an at-grade crossing at the Mattapan Square MBTA station as part of the planned trail extension.  ...The general manager of the MBTA, Rich Davey, said Thursday night his agency and DCR are in discussions to “work through the issues” and talking about alternatives such as a bridge.