Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Minuteman Bikeway: 1993-2018!

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway on Saturday, September 29, 2018, when Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford will host a tri-town celebration of the popular rail-trail. Completed and dedicated by the three towns during 1992-93, the Minuteman’s success has inspired countless rail-trail and pathway projects in New England and beyond. As we celebrate the past 25 years of Going Places on the Minuteman Bikeway, we look forward to an even better trail that is part of a robust regional bicycle transportation network.

Community celebrations will be held simultaneously along the bikeway in all three towns from 11 am to 3 pm on September 29th. Visit as many activities as you like in Arlington Center (Jefferson Cutter House), Lexington Center (Visitors’ Center lawn), Bedford (near the Bikeway Source), and all along the bikeway.

Local bicycle enthusiasts and bike shop staff will be on hand to demonstrate the wide range of bicycles available today, to help with bike maintenance, and to promote support for our growing bicycle community and regional network of bike trails. You will find special visual art, haiku, and musical interludes along the path. Refreshments will be available.

Of course, the best way to celebrate the bikeway's success is to get out and enjoy it by foot, bicycle, skates, or wheelchair! Antique, unusual, and just plain weird human-powered vehicles are encouraged. We look forward to celebrating Minuteman Bikeway Day“ with everyone on September 29th.

Throughout September, in collaboration with the Lexington Historical Society, an exhibit of historical photographs, Trains and Bicycles in Lexington, will appear in the CVS Pharmacy windows on Massachusetts Avenue. A historical presentation, Living History: The Lexington Branch, from Railway to Bikeway, is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5th, at the old Lexington depot building.

For up-to-date details, visit https://bikeway25.org. To learn more about the Minuteman Bikeway visit http://minutemanbikeway.org and view the 25th Anniversary video at http://youtube.com/watch?v=gBY81vjAD2E.

The Friends of Lexington Bikeways is
a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes and supports biking and the shared use of bicycle routes in and around Lexington, Massachusetts. We meet regularly with the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee on the second Thursday
of each month -- at 7 pm at the Lexington Community Center.  Meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome. 

The snow removal from the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington is paid for by the Friends of Lexington Bikeways through private donations.   

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.

We'd love to hear from you!  Contact Bob Hausslein, FoLB chair, <
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one 781-862-9102.

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