This club was established as a way for parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church to get together on a Sunday afternoon for a pleasant bike ride. Local rail trails are a safe way to ride bikes at your own pace for any distance you choose. Kids, teenagers, parents, couples and individuals can enjoy this outdoor activity. It is a good way to get to know other parishioners, have fun, and fulfill some of your required weekly cardiovascular requirements. Contact Patricia Kent or John Ahern if you are interested in cycling with the group.
We usually start the season off with a night in the Parish Hall for bike tune-ups or an informational session. Parishioners Brian and Sally McInnis have been kind to offer their services and wealth of information. Brian takes time from his bike shop in Medford, JRA Cycles (Just Riding Along Cycles) to make sure the gears and tires are ready for our adventures.
Starting in April we’ll meet at 1:30 pm on a Sunday afternoon in a designated parking lot of one of the rail trails. Don’t forget to bring your helmets and a bike in good working condition. Inclement weather cancels the event. You and your family can ride at your own pace and for any distance you desire. Most of the trails are 10 miles one way. There is usually an ice cream shop along the trail or nearby so bring some change for a scoop or two.
Directions to parking lots and meeting place:
- Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford. From Concord take a right onto Loomis Street off Rt 62. Parking lots on the left. Meet behind the Freight House.
- Nashua River Rail Trail in Ayer. Take Rt 2A into Ayer Center. Take right onto Park Street at intersection of Mobil Station and Santander Bank. Take first right onto Groton Street, then right into parking lot.
- Bruce Freeman Trail in Westford. Off of Westford Road (Rt 225) take a right onto Acton Road. Take a left onto Pond Street (first left after Lakeside Ave where there is public parking for Hart Pond and the rail trail.
- Boston Harbor Walk. Take Mass Pike to Waterfront. Meet in the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) or Peer 4 parking lots off ot Seaport Blvd.
- Falmouth Shining Sea Trail. On the Cape, take Rt 28 South to Falmouth. Take a right on Depot Ave for public parking.
Link to MassBike … Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition