Take an easy ride, about 14 miles among bicycle-related historical sites with Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed book Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900. Visit and learn where bicycles were built, where bicyclists by the hundreds hung out and picnicked by the Charles River, and about Waltham’s former bicycle racetrack. We will ride in a group — nobody will be left behind. Sunday, September 9, 2 PM, Duck Feeding Area, Norumbega Road, Weston. More info here: https://www.crw.org/content/revisit-charles-where-bicyclists-played-1895-2
The Waltham Traffic Traffic Commission meeting date has been changed to September 27 — same time, same place– notice received after yesterday’s posting. And, to all who showed up for last night’s Conservation Commission meeting!
Show your support for the Rail Trail! it is on the agenda at:
* Conservation Commission tonight, September 6, 2018: Government Center building (119 School Street). Meeting room is in the basement, left front corner of the building. There is a bicycle rack at that side of the building, and car parking in front of and behind the building. The agenda for the meeting is here.
* Traffic Commission meeting: Thursday, September 27, 10 AM., City Hall, Henry Hoover meeting room, second floor, right rear corner of the building. The Traffic Commission page is here. The meeting agenda is posted on that page a couple of days before the meeting.
5th Annual Bicycle Update
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM,
Government Center Auditorium, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Learn what’s new for bicycling and how the City of Waltham seeks to encourage bicycling.
Government Center is easily accessible by walking, bicycling transit or car. Secure bicycle parking on north and west sides of the building. If you have any questions, please contact the Waltham Planning Department, 781 314-3370.
In a talk which he gave at the Back Pages bookstore (now closed) in the summer of 2014, historian Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed book Boston’s Cycling Craze 1880-1900, reviews the history of Waltham as an important location for recreational bicycling, bicycle racing and bicycle manufacture during that period.
7 PM — Meet on the Common next to City Hall for a short, fun ride (about 10 miles) on paths and lesser-traveled streets. We’ll ride along the Charles River and loop back on quiet streets south of the Charles. If you show up early, we’ll be happy to check over your bicycle.
This course is described in detail on the CyclingSavvy Web site (http://cyclingsavvy.org/event/boston-may-18-19-cyclingsavvy-course/). You may take only the Friday evening classroom session, and you don’t need your bicycle for this. Saturday there are parking lot and on-street sessions. There is a charge for this course, handled through the CyclingSavvy Web site.
Meet behind City Hall in Waltham for a short, fun ride (about 10 miles) on paths and lesser-traveled streets. We’ll ride along the Charles River and loop back on quiet streets. If you show up early, we’ll be happy to check over your bicycle. Part of this ride will be after dark. If you do not have lights for your bike we’ll provide them in return for a refundable $5 deposit. Helmet required. Just show up, or you may sign in at https://www.meetup.com/Waltham-Jumpstart-your-bicycling-Meetup/events/239052982/
The Watch City Bike Lab will be open Sunday May 13 and Sunday, May 20, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.
Location: on the Charles River Greenway at the Museum of Science and Industry in Waltham.
The Bike Lab can perform minor repairs and adjustments on your bicycle and give advice on more complicated repairs. Service is free of charge!
Labor Day, 2 PM — Meet on the Common next to City Hall for a short, fun ride (about 10 miles) on paths and lesser-traveled streets. We’ll ride along the Charles River and loop back on quiet streets south of the Charles. If you show up early, we’ll be happy to check over your bicycle.