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LEXINGTON BIKE WALK 'N BUS WEEK:  MAY 8 - 17 2015



Friday, May 8:  Friday Night Bike
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Ride through Lexington, Lincoln, Concord. Stop for beverages afterward at Vine Brook Tavern, Lexington Center. Moderate Pace (15-18 mph). Helmets required.
Depart: Ride Studio Café, 1720 Mass Ave
Leader: Aaron Ladd


Saturday, May 9:  Ladies' Ride Out: Building Biking Confidence
10:00AM - Noon
Cary Library Small Meeting Room
Ladies, join us at Ladies Ride Out: Building Biking Confidence on Saturday, May 9 at 10AM. With the help of instructor Nicole Waxmonsky, we will build confidence on a bicycle, whether riding for transportation, sport or fun.  In the 45 minute classroom discussion portion, we will share tips on negotiating intersections, navigating lane position, and provide tips on proper bike fit, including saddle comfort.  During the second half of the morning, participants will learn some basic bike maintenance by working on their own bicycles (or helping others) to fix a flat tire, lube a chain, learn to replace brake pads, and test bike and saddle fit.   Co-sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Bikeways and Cary Memorial Library.
Register for this program by signing up on the Cary Library events calendar (http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=gxp&lmx=681950&v=3) or by calling the reference desk at 781-862-6288 ext 250.

Sunday, May 10:  Loop Around Lexington Bike Ride
1:30PM
A casual ride mostly through the rolling backroads of Lexington, including a short section of single track. Suitable for casual riders 13 years and older. 11 miles (8–10 mph). Helmets required. Rain cancels.
Depart: Behind Lexington Visitor Center next to the Bikeway
Leader: Bob Dangel

Thursday, May 14:  2nd Annual BIKE SMART for 5th Graders
1:30PM - 3:00PM
The Recreation Department, in partnership with the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Friends of Lexington Bikeways and the Lexington Police Department is offering a Bike Smart program for all 5th graders in Lexington. Bike Smart classes build rider confidence, whether riding for fun or transportation. Students will learn how to evaluate if their bicycle is safe to ride, proper helmet fit, bicycle handling techniques, signaling, and additional biking skills. The class will be led by an experienced and certified instructor, who, along with local volunteers, will be on hand to teach kids basic bike safety tips and then provide a chance to practice street skills that will make them better, safer riders when they’re ready to ride on the road. 
Location: Bridge School Playground
Registration: Call the Recreation Department at 781-698-4800, or register online at lexingtonma.gov/recreationdepartment.cfm
Fee:  $5 to cover costs of materials
Details:  Helmet and rideable bike required.


Friday, May 15:  2nd Annual Commuter Breakfast on the Bikeway
6:30AM - 9:30AM
Walking, biking, or taking transit to work? Stop by for a free breakfast, coffee and giveaways at the Depot building in Town Center.  It doesn't matter how short or far your commute is - come by foot, bike, or bus and enjoy some tasty fare before you head off to work or school. Representatives from some healthy and sustainable organizations in Lexington will be on hand to greet you and hand out freebies.  At 8AM MassBike Executive Director Richard Fries will lead a bike convoy to Boston and City Hall Plaza!
Location: Lexington Depot on the Minuteman Bikeway I
Information:
781-861-1210

Friday, May 15
Bike to Boston Commuter Convoy

8:00AM
Depart: Leave from the Commuter Breakfast at the Lexington Depot and bike to Boston City Hall to the Bike Week festival
Leader: Richard Fries, Executive Director of MassBike

Friday, May 15
Fitness Friday Ride:  GET TO KNOW THE BIKEWAY
10 AM

Depart:  Ride Studio Cafe, 1720 Mass Ave, Lexington Center
Details:  Explore the Minuteman Bikeway from Lexington Center to Alewife Station and everything in between.  Ride past some of Lexington and Arlington’s beautiful conservation lands, learn to navigate the crossing at Arlington Center, discover great connecting trails that leave from the Bikeway.  A leisurely-paced 2-hour bike ride (with stops) for those want to discover all the Bikeway has to offer.
Leader:  Patria Lanfranchi
Info:  339-970-0187

Friday, May 15
Bike Maintenance Workshop
6 - 7:30 PM
Location:  Lexington Depot on the Minuteman Bikeway
A 60 minute instructional session with Galen Mook of Landry’s Bicycles.  Learn the simple “know how” of the bicycle with topics that address preventing mechanical failure including changing a flat tire, tightening brakes and keeping the chain and drivetrain clean and functional.  Attendees will come away with both tools and knowledge to maintain their bicycle.    (Doors open @6PM, workshop begins 6:30PM; refreshments!)



THE FRIENDS OF LEXINGTON BIKEWAYS

We're
a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes and supports biking and the shared use of bicycle routes in and around Lexington, Massachusetts.
 
FoLB works closely with the  Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee to preserve and enhance the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway and other shared use paths.  The Bikeway in particular is an all-season home to cyclists, walkers, runners, skaters, and X-C skiiers.
 
FoLB serves as the focal point for the social, educational, and stewardship activities of both groups. 

All Supporters are members of Friends of Lexington Bikeways. 

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Thanks for Helping to Keep the Bikeway Plowed in Lexington
During this Incredible 2014-2015 Winter!

 
The cost of plowing the Bikeway in Lexington is paid for entirely by private donations, both large and small.   This winter's storms have considerably depleted our snow plowing fund.   Tax deductible donations may be made by PayPal (see below), or by check payable to: 

Friends of Lexington Bikeways 
c/o Bob Hausslein
20 Slocum Road
Lexington MA 02421
 
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Friends of Lexington Bikeways is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

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