Mar. 7 – Next Committee Meeting

The next Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee will be March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm.  The meetings are held  in the Mayor’s Conference Room, the 2nd floor of City Hall.

Standing Agenda:

Welcome
City Liaison
Special Guests & Topics
Priorities Updates:
* Planning & Policy
* Infrastructure
* Events
* Outreach
Committee Business

Past meeting minutes

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May 12 – Healthy Melrose Fair

Healthy Melrose

This year’s 2018 Healthy Melrose Fair is May 12 from 10am – 1:30pm at the Melrose Athletic Complex, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose.

The Ped & Bike Committee will be there as part of Sustainable Melrose.  Stay tuned for what we’ll be planning for the fair this year!

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June 3 – Bike to the Sea

The Bike to the Sea Day ride is on Sunday, June 3

The Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee is planning to be part of this event – stay tuned for more details on how you can join up with the Melrose contingent.

The ride starts at 9 a.m. Registration will be available online (includes lunch) or participants can register the day of the ride starting at 8:30 a.m.

Some of the trail is unpaved so wider tires are recommended.

Helmets required. Riders 8 and up allowed.  Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is a lot of fun and supports a great cause – to support completion of the community path from Everett through Malden to Nahant Beach.

Go to www.biketothesea.com for cost and registration info.  Bike to the Sea also has a map of the route on their website.

Questions? Contact us at MelrosePedBike@gmail.com

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Sept 9 – 2018 Victorian Fair

Melrose’s 2018 Victorian Fair will be on Sunday, September 9th.

The Pedestrian & Bicycle Committee will again have FREE bike parking.  Ride your bike to the fair and avoid all the car traffic and parking issues.

We will be joined by The Bike to the Sea group at our table.

Stay tuned for more conveniences provided to walkers and bikers for the day of the fair.

 

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Aug. 24 – Free Bike Repairs

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee will be at the Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market on August 24th from 4-7pm.

Ride your bike to the market and we will check out your bike and be able to make minor repairs on it.  Sign up for a time slot here!

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June 11 – 25th annual Bike to the Sea Day

The 25th annual Bike to the Sea Day ride is on Sunday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m.

The Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee invites Melrosians to meet at 7:50 a.m. (leave promptly at 8:00) at the corner of Main and East Foster for an informal bike convoy to the ride’s start at the Madeline English School, 105 Woodville St. in Everett. There’s a 14-mile roundtrip family ride and a 20-mile ride to Lynn/Nahant beach followed by lunch at the Dockside Restaurant on Centre Street in Malden. Comfortable pace, very family-friendly. There are police escorts for the portions of the ride that are on the road.  Starting the ride in Melrose will add 3 miles to the ride on each end.

The ride starts at 9 a.m. Registration is available online (includes lunch) or participants can register the day of the ride starting at 8:30 a.m.

Some of the trail is unpaved so wider tires are recommended.

Helmets required. Riders 8 and up allowed.  Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is a lot of fun and supports a great cause – to support completion of the community path from Everett through Malden to Nahant Beach.

Go to www.biketothesea.com for cost and registration info.  Bike to the Sea also has a map of the route on their website.

Questions? Contact us at MelrosePedBike@gmail.com

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May 19 – Melrose Bike Convoy

We will be coordinating a bicycle commuter convoy from Melrose to Boston on the morning of Friday, May 19th, 2017.

These rides are well suited for all levels of experience, including anybody who has considered riding their bike to work in Boston in the morning but is concerned about the route or traffic and would like to try it as part of a group first.

This occasion will be part of Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival.

We’ll leave at 7:00am from the corner of Foster St and Main St in Melrose (by the YMCA), picking up more people at 7:15am at the intersection of Main St and the Northern Strand Trail in Malden, and more at 7:30 at the McDonald’s on Route 99 at Beacham St in Everett. Finally, we’ll arrive in City Hall Plaza, Boston at around 7:45, joining an end-of-ride festival.

  • To find out more, see the City of Boston page here: boston.gov/bike-to-work-day
  • If you are willing to help lead the ride, please do two things:
  1. Let me (Steve Leibman) know, so that we can coordinate the morning of the event
  2. Let the Boston Bikes folks know, by signing up here: leader sign-up

 

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