Every year we host the following rides. Anyone is welcome to attend, although non-members can only attend 1 ride per year:
April Fool’s Ride, Every April: Don’t be a fool and miss opening day for rail trails! Join Bike to the Sea on their first ride of the season. We will take a bike tour of the new Belle Isle Marsh Ecology Park followed by a ride around Deer Island along its dedicated pathway.
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, Every May: As part of the Mystic River Watershed Association’s annual road and boat race, Bike to the Sea, in conjunction with the Somerville Bicycle Committee, has again been invited to lead a ride as part of the day’s festivities. The ride will take place along existing paths on both sides of the Mystic River through Somerville and Medford, in addition to the Park at River’s Edge along the Malden River. The ride will also feature the Wellington Greenway as well as the southern-most Bike to the Sea segment in Everett. Plan on a 90 minute ride. Steady rain cancels the event.
Bike to the Sea Day, Every June: The ride from Everett, through Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn to Nahant Beach is designed to bring attention and support efforts to complete the trail. Individual adult registrations cost $25. Family registrations (for two adults and two children) cost $35. Registration includes a free tee shirt and free lunch at the Dockside in Malden after the ride for all participants. Riders can choose a shorter 14-mile course or the full 20-mile route. Route includes both off-road and on-road riding. Police escorts are usually given to assist bicyclists at major intersections. Volunteers always needed.
Sand Sculpting Festival Ride, Every July: The 6 mile ride (round trip) from Malden to Revere Beach allows Boston area residents to skip the traffic and stressful parking and ride their bikes to the International Sand Sculpting Festival.
Fall Colors Ride, Every October: This is a chance to get in an “end of season” bike ride and to hear about the progress Bike to the Sea is making near the Everett section of the path. The route changes every year, but the length is usually around 10 miles.