10:15 AM Thursday, July 6: Take an easy bike ride, about 12 miles among bicycle-related historic sites along the Charles in Waltham, Weston and Newton 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 own former bicycle racetrack. Ride start is at the Duck Feeding Area on Norumbega Road in Weston. The ride finishes around 1 PM; Lunch afterward at Bruegger’s Bagels in Auburndale.
Avoid driving to the fireworks at Leary Field! Parking there would be a nightmare. So, ride in, take the T, or park in an empty downtown parking lot to meet at 8 PM behind City Hall. We’ll go to Leary Field, mostly on lightly-traveled streets for the oldies concert underway there and park bicycles against the fence at the Putnam School: bring a lock. Bicycle lights will be available in return for a refundable deposit. Social hour after the fireworks at Tap and Table.
Sorry, the History Ride, has been cancelled due to the forecast of bad weather. It will be run at a future date — more info here – https://www.meetup.com/Waltham-Jumpstart-your-bicycling-Meetup/events/239052953/
Monday May 15th at 6 pm Nemba Beginners/Novice Mountain bike ride http://www.nemba.org/rides/gbnemba-beginnernovice-ride
Wednesday May 17th. 5:30 pm Waltham Bicycle Update – Catherine Cagle’s Bicycle Waltham Update – http://www.baystatebikeweek.org/ccagle/city_of_waltham_4th_annual_bicycle_update
Thursday May 18th, at 8pm Social Night Ride; join us for a easy, fun, night ride around Waltham – https://www.meetup.com/Waltham-Jumpstart-your-bicycling-Meetup/events/239052982/
Friday & Saturday, May 19th and 20th, Cycling Savvy Bicycle Education – learn mindful cycling with this three part course – https://register.cyclingsavvy.org/groups/southern-new-england
Sunday May 21st, Watch City Bike Lab, open lab- http://www.baystatebikeweek.org/jmelot/watch_city_bike_lab_open_lab
The Waltham Bicycle Committee will meet at 7 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the Trustees’ Room on the top floor of the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham. Interested? You are welcome to attend.
The Waltham Bicycle committee will meet at 7 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016 in the Trustees’ Room on the top floor of the Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham. Interested? You are welcome to attend.
The City of Waltham has issued a Request for Proposal for design of the Mass Central Rail Trail segment in Waltham. The proposal may be viewed online.
Thanks to Bill Whalen for interviewing Larry Finison and me.