May 14 - 22, 2016
Bike Walk n Bus Week - Promoting healthy, sustainable, and safe transportation options. Every year in May the Town schedules a week of free events including historic walks, guided bike rides, free Lexpress rides, and more! This event is organized by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, Greenways Corridor Committee, and Safe Routes to School Committee, in conjunction with Town staff to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town.
Schedule of Events
Note: Rain will cancel outdoor events
Lexpress Bike & Ride Free
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Ride the REV shuttle for FREE to/from Alewife Station
Find Your Biking and Walking Way Around Lexington!
Look for special green and white signs in the Library, at the Depot Lexpress Bus Stop, and other popular spots around town that provide walking and biking and travel times or mileage. It may be easier to get there on foot or by bike than you think!
Free Bike Safety Checks
May 16 - 20
Bay State Bike Week
MassCommute Bicycle Challenge
Saturday, May 14
Bike Art Contest @ ArtsOffroad Celebrating the Arts and the Great Outdoors
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Find yourself an old bike, or some bike parts and get creative! Or get your current bike and spruce it up with some paint, needlework, or recycled materials and enter it in Lexington’s Bike Art Contest. Bikes should be delivered to the Lexington Visitors’ Center at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 14th. Judging will happen at 11:00AM, and prizes will be awarded at 3:00PM that afternoon in 3 categories: Child (up to age 10), Youth (11 - 17), and Adult (18 y.o.+). A bike corral will be provided, but don’t forget to bring a bike lock! ArtsOffroad has events all day with art installations, music, dance and a rock band at 3:00PM.
CLC Walk - Invasive Plant Identification
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Bike Maintenance Workshop
1:00PM – 4:00PM
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Estabrook Run of the Mill 5K
9:30AM - Noon
Depart: Arlington Center, behind the Jefferson Cutter House in the large municipal parking lot (northeast corner of Mass Ave and Mystic St)
Monday, May 16
Lexington Public Schools bus registration deadline
Best pricing and guaranteed seating for bus registrations received by the May 16th deadline. Call 781-861-2580 Ext. 2 for more info.
Katahdin Woods Walk
Noon – 1:00PM
Leaders: Eileen Entin & Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, May 17
Silver Sneaker Walk
Wednesday, May 18
Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Day
Celebrating Massachusetts Walk & Bike to School Day.
Free Rides on Lexpress
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Thursday, May 19
LPS School Bus Open House
1:30PM - 3:00PM
1:30PM - 3:00PM
National Bike to Work Day
National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
Annual Commuter Breakfast on the Bikeway
6:30AM - 9:30AM
Lexington Center Walking Tour
Saturday, May 21
Ladies' Ride Out: Building Biking Confidence
10:00AM - Noon
Pre-Register: by calling the Lexington Community Center at 781-698-4870
Lexington Bike Parade
ACROSS Lexington Route E Walk
1:30PM – 3:30PM
Did you know?...
- There are approximately ninety-four miles of sidewalk, five miles of bike and shared lane pavement markings as well as the nationally recognized Minuteman Bikeway currently serving the community.
- Lexington is also served by MBTA bus routes 62 & 76, along with various commuter shuttles run by the 128 Business Council, Lincoln Labs, and Avalon Bay Lexington Hills.
- The Town operated Lexpress bus service is one of the longest running community bus programs in the Northeast and provides approximately 86,000 rides per year!
Town staff work with various committee members to maintain, improve and expand these facilities, recognizing the importance of supporting these active forms of transport.
Find out more about the various transportation facilities and services serving your community.