Governor Baker’s citation recognizing the 25th birthday of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway – Courtesy image

 

Submitted by Suzy Enos on behalf of Bikeway25.org

Governor Charlie Baker has issued a Governor’s Citation to the Town of Bedford on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. He recognized our ‘vision in planning, advocating, creating and maintaining the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway – a treasured resource providing healthy, clean transportation and recreation.”  It’s great to have the Minuteman top of mind for Governor Baker as Bedford waits for funding for the Minuteman extension to the Concord line.  Stop by the Friends of the Minuteman booth at the Anniversary Celebration to see drawings and status of the extension.

Bedford’s festivities begin at the Bikeway Source (across South Road from Depot Park) at 11 am on Saturday, September 29, with special events along the trail as it wends its way to Arlington.

Bedford visitors are invited to

  • Step inside the historic B&M rail car!

  • Enjoy a cup of Bedford Farms ice cream at the Bedford Chamber of Commerce table sponsored by AFC Urgent Care!

  • Enjoy a slice of pizza and other goodies from Express Pizza!

  • Get a FREE bike safety inspection for your bike!

  • Learn about the extension to Concord!

  • Grab a Bedford map listing businesses/resources close to the trail!

  • Visit with local community groups that support pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure!

    • Bedford Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway

    • Mothers Out Front

  • See ‘bikeway haiku’ from Bedford residents applied to the trail!

Click these links to learn more about the many and varied activities planned for September 29 along the trail, and in Lexington and in Arlington.

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