May 13 - 21, 2017
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
May 15 - 19
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!
Bay State Bike Week
MassCommute Bicycle Challenge
May 13 - 21
Help promote cycling as a healthy, inexpensive, and eco-friendly form of transportation. Join the Challenge! It’s fun, easy and FREE for anyone who lives or works in Massachusetts. Log all of the miles you ride during Bay State Bike Week and enjoy some friendly competition between local businesses, universities and communities. Join in this year for prizes, raffles, and the legendary “Bike Bash” celebration held on 5/31.
Saturday, May 13
Bike Maintenance Workshop
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Join Galen Mook of Landry's Bicycles as he leads an instructional handson session on the simple "know how" of bike maintenance. Topics address mechanical failure, including: changing a flat tire; tightening brakes; keeping your chain and drivetrail clean and functional. Attendees will come away with both tools and knowledge to maintain their bike. Time for one-on-one consultations will be available. Participants should bring their own bikes.
Location: Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road
Bike Smart Program
2:00PM – 4:00PM
ACROSS Lexington Bicycle Ride - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Monday, May 15
Lexington Lunchtime Walk: Katahdin Woods
Noon – 1:00PM
Leaders: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lexington Bike Forum: "There Oughtta be a Law! Making Streets Safer for All"
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Tuesday, May 16
Senior Sneaker Walk
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Join us on this leisurely walk as we explore the historic and scenic byways of Hayden Woods. During our travels we will walk one of the oldest colonial roads in the Commonwealth, take a side trip a short distance off trail to marvel at an unusual example of colonial stone masonry, and visit one of the most perfectly sited stone benches in town. Walking will be on well-graded woods trails with one short steep section and the usual occasional rocks and roots under foot. Sneakers are fine. Don’t forget your walking sticks if you rely on them for balance.
Developing a Walkable Community - What Lexington Can Learn from Japan
7:00PM - 8:45PM
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.
Wednesday, May 17
Free Rides on Lexpress
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Middle School Learn Lexpress Day
3:00PM – 5:00PM
Lexington Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesday
Today's theme celebrates everything Massachusetts! Connect with your local PTA for more information.
Thursday, May 18
LPS School Bus Open House
1:00PM - 2:00PM
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Annual Commuter Breakfast on the Bikeway
6:30AM - 9:30AM
A Walk Through Lexington's Railroad History
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.
Saturday, May 20
Extended ACROSS Lexington Walk
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Bike Arlington Tour
9:30AM - 11:30AM
A family-friendly bike tour organized by the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee will pass on both the Minuteman Bikeway and local roadways, featuring informational stops along the way.
This year’s community bike tour will meet in Arlington Heights and travel first into East Lexington with brief stops at Arlington’s Great Meadows, Rindge Park (overlooking the Arlington Reservoir), Lexington Community Farm, and the nearby Goat Yard (with both adult and baby goats). The tour will then continue through Arlington with stops at McClennen Park, Cooke’s Hollow, Mill Brook, and Meadowbrook Park. The tour will end at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington Heights with light refreshments. The Mill will be open to visitors with special events and exhibits including "Outtakes: The Photographs of Mark Ostow." ($5 donation is requested to visit and support the Old Schwamb Mill.)
Note: Bicycle helmets are required, and all participants will be responsible for their own safety. Bring something to drink. Steady rain will cancel.
Depart: Hurd Field parking lot (off Drake Road, behind Trader Joe’s)
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.