Bike Walk 'n Bus Week

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May 12 - 20, 2018

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

Week Long

Ride the REV shuttle for FREE to/from Alewife Station

May 14 - 18
The 128 Business Council REV shuttle is providing free service during Bike Walk n Bus Week. Hop on at Depot Square at 7:15AM or 8:30AM. Return from Alewife Station at 4:57PM or 6:27PM.


Bay State Bike Week

May 12-20
Bay State Bike Week is an annual celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation.


Find Your Biking and Walking Way Around Lexington!

All week long!

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!


Parcourse Exploration

Open all year round!
Discover Lexington's "hidden gem" stroller and child friendly parcourse! This self-guided walk includes boardwalks and paths intermingled with outdoor exercise-stations that weave around the Lincoln Fields beginning at Worthen Rd opposite LHS and end at Middleby Rd near the Bridge School.
Location: Worthen Rd opposite LHS, Lincoln Fields parking area, and the Bridge School.


Saturday, May 12

Whipple Hill Photography Walk


Explore the opportunities for capturing the magic of spring at Whillpe Hill in pixels with an experienced local photographer. Sunder Neelakantan will be your guide in how to best capture features of the property in memorable photographs. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the signed entrance to the property at the top of Winchester Drive opposite Berkishire Drive. 

Leader: Sunder Neelakantan (781-424-7558,

Bike Maintenance Workshop

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Join Jeff Palter from Cycle Loft as he leads an instructional hands-on 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. No registration needed!

Location: Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road


Bike Smart Program

2:00PM – 4:00PM
In partnership with the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Friends of Lexington Bikeways, and the Lexington Police Department, the 5th annual Bike Smart program will be offered this year. This program is a part of Bike Walk ‘n Bus Week in Lexington and is designed for children in 4th and 5th grade. Bike Smart classes build rider confidence, whether riding for fun or transportation. Students will learn how to evaluate if their bicycle is safe to ride, proper helmet fit, bicycle handling techniques, signaling, and other biking skills.
Location: Lexington Community Center
Pre-Registration: Call the Recreation and Community Programs Department at 781-698-4800, or register online
Fee:  $10 to cover costs of materials
Details:  Helmet and rideable bike required


May 13

Warbler Walk in Lower Vine Brook


Join Citizens for Lexington Conservation on a birding walk! Warblers are small, beautiful tropical birds that fly north to breed. Over 15 different species of warbler stop off in this sheltered area during their spring migration to the forests in northern New England and Canada. Depending on the weather and the foliage, you may see a dozen species in a morning. Children with adults are welcome. Wear boots if it's wet, and bring binoculars and a bird book. No dogs. More than light rain or lightning will cancel the event. If the weather is uncertain, call the leader. Meet at teh entrance to the Lower Vine Brook conservation area opposite 121 Vine Street. 

Leader: Harry West (671-461-9500,

ACROSS Lexington Bicycle Ride 

2:00PM – 4:00PM 
Explore ACROSS Lexington trails by bike! This easy-to-moderate 2-hour ride will take us through a number of Lexington’s most scenic open spaces including Upper and Lower Vinebrook, Cotton Farm and Dunback Meadow, the Old Res, and Lincoln Park. We will travel via town streets, paved bike paths and unpaved walking trails. Be prepared for somewhat rough trail conditions; a bike with sturdy tires for trail riding and helmets are required. Bring water and a snack. 
Depart: Town employee parking lot adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway crossing at Fletcher Avenue. Bonus points for those who ride their bicycles to this event!
Leaders: Peggy Enders (617-308-8185,, Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,


Mother's Day Family-Friendly Community Walk

2-4 PM

After partaking in your Mother's Day brunch, come join this stroller-friendly family fun walk, which includes boardwalks, forested paths, and sidewalks intermingled with schools, conservation land, and a favorite swimming hole. Meet at the Town Pool Parking Lot, 80 Worthen Road, across from Hastings Park and next to Town tennis courts and track facilities.

Leader: Judy Crocker (


Monday, May 14

Lexington Lunchtime Walk: Ledgemont - 128 Spring Street

Noon – 1:00PM
Join us for this first in a series of Noontime walks during Bike Walk N' Bus week! Each walk will explore a different one of Lexington's 27 Conservation properties. The walking surfaces will be single track woodland trails. Sneakers or ordinary walking shoes will suffice. All walks will be no more than one hour in length. Walks will be led by members of Lexington's volunteer Conservation Stewards. 
Depart: Ledgemont Technology Center, 128 Spring Street - Meet at the unmarked trailhead opposite Level 3 of the lower parking garage. Be sure to pass by levels 1-4 of the upper level parking garage an then make a sharp left turn at the next STOP sign after passing the upper level garage entrances. 

Leaders: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,


Tuesday, May 15

Senior Sneaker Walk @ Arlington's Great Meadows

10:00AM - Noon

Join us on this leisurely 2 mile walk around Arlington's Great Meadows. The route will traverse a portion of the Minuteman Bikeway, town streets, and woodland paths. There will be short up hill portions to teh trail with rocky footing along the way. Don't forget your water bottle and walking sticks if you rely on them for balance. . 
Depart: Meet at the trail entrance at the end of the rear parking lot behind the former Excel Living Center at the end of Emerson Gardens Road. Lexpress Bus Route #4 stops on Maple St at Emerson Gardens Road. Seniors Ride FREE from 9AM-1:59PM every day!
Leader: Eileen Entin
Contact: 781-862-6418,


Wednesday, May 16

Lexington Lunchtime Walk: Shire - 125 Spring Street

Noon – 1:00PM
Join us for the second in a series of Noontime walks during Bike Walk N' Bus week! Each walk will explore a different one of Lexington's 27 Conservation properties. The walking surfaces will be single track woodland trails. Sneakers or ordinary walking shoes will suffice. All walks will be no more than one hour in length. Walks will be led by members of Lexington's volunteer Conservation Stewards. 
Depart: Shire, 125 Spring Street - Meet at the far end of the parking lot at the marked trail entrance on Spring Street at the end of this lot. 

Leaders: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,

Middle School Learn Lexpress Day

3:00PM – 5:00PM
Town staff will bring Clarke & Diamond middle school students to the Community Center afterschool via Lexpress. A great opportunity to learn more about Lexpress, Lexington’s community bus service! Fun activities related to traveling on Lexpress will be included, along with games, prizes, pizza, dessert, and time to explore the Community Center. 
Pre-Registration Required by May 9th: Call the Recreation and Community Programs Department at 781-698-4800, or register online. Space limited.If program is full, please add your name to wait list to be contacted for future offerings.
Information: 781-861-1210 or


Lexington Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesday

Today's theme celebrates everything Massachusetts! Connect with your local PTA for more information.


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.


Thursday, May 17

Free Rides on Lexpress All Day!

6:30AM - 6:30PM
If you have yet to ride Lexpress, Lexington’s own community bus service, try it today for FREE. If you are one of our regulars, thanks for riding with us - your fare is on us today!
Information: or 781-861-1210 or Live GPS bus tracker:

LPS School Bus Open House & Lexpress Open House

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hop aboard and explore today's school bus! A school bus will be parked on Worthen Road so you can discover why it is the safest mode of school transportation. The best price for subsidized registration and guaranteed seating ends on Wednesday, May 16th. See why so many of Lexington's students ride the bus!


Parked next to the school bus will be a Lexpress bus. Lexpress is Lexington's own community bus service, used by people of all ages. A Flexpass for after-school transportation, for students who are mature enough to ride independently, is offered through the school bus registration for a $50 annual fee allowing ransportation starting at 3:10 PM on Lexpress. Come step inside, meet with Lexpress staff, and find out how to get Around Town on Lexpress!

Location: Worthen Road, along parcourse route


May 18

Annual Commuter Breakfast on the Bikeway

6:30AM - 9:30AM
Walking, biking, or taking transit to work? Stop by for a free breakfast, coffee and giveaways at the Depot building in Town Center. It doesn't matter how short or far your commute is - come by foot, bike, or bus and enjoy some tasty fare before you head off to work or school. Representatives from some healthy and sustainable organizations in Lexington will be on hand to greet you and hand out freebies. A bike maintenance technician will also be present to perform quick safety checks and answer questions.
Location: Historic Lexington Depot on the Minuteman Bikeway
Information: (781) 861-1210


Lexington Lunchtime Walk: 110 Hartwell Ave.

Noon – 1:00PM
Join us for the last in a series of Noontime walks during Bike Walk N' Bus week! Each walk will explore a different one of Lexington's 27 Conservation properties. The walking surfaces will be single track woodland trails. Sneakers or ordinary walking shoes will suffice. All walks will be no more than one hour in length. Walks will be led by members of Lexington's volunteer Conservation Stewards. 
Depart: 110 Hartwell Avenue - Meet at the far end of the parking lot at the grated trail entrance. 

Leaders: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,

Lexpress Bike & Ride Free

6:30AM - 6:30PM
Did you know that all Lexpress buses have bike racks? Try them out! Bring your bike on Lexpress today and ride for FREE.
Information: or 781-861-1210

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 19

Enjoy a great day of walking and biking around Lexington! 


May 20

Estabrook School PTO - Run of the Mill 5K Run/Walk

The Estabrook PTO is proud to sponsor its 10th annual Run of the Mill! On Sunday, May 20, 2018, all families and friends of Estabrook School are invited to join in this healthy, fun, and exciting community event. To kick off the day, we will begin with the Jim Banks Kids Fun Run, followed by the main event the 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10AM. The Kids Fun Run does not require registration.

Starting at Estabrook, the winding, hilly 5K course takes runners and walkers through the beautiful Turning Mill neighborhood, finishing back at the school. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Estabrook Elementary School. This USATF sanctioned event will be chip-timed by RaceWire. After the race, participants and spectators are invited to join in the post-race party.


Kids’ Fun Run: 9:30 AM

5K Run & Walk: 10AM

Post Race Party: Immediately following the race


Pre-race entry fee (before race day): $25

Race Day entry fee: $30

Kids’ Fun Run: Free

First 200 entries include a Run of the Mill T-shirt. Register online thru RaceWire by April 10th to guarantee your T-shirt size!

Extended ACROSS Lexington Walk

2:00PM – 5:00PM
In celebration of Bike Walk Bus Week we are offering the longer distance hiker an extended traverse of ACROSS Lexington routes C&D. This 5+ mile hike passes through two of Lexington’s largest parcels of open space, Whipple Hill Conservation area and Arlington’s Great Meadow, owned by the Town of Arlington but wholly within Lexington; in addition to passing the Arlington Reservoir and the Busa Farm Fields now managed by LexFarm along the way. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water.
Depart: Waldorf School parking lot on Massachusetts Avenue.
Leader: Bob Hausslein, (781-862-9102,


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 services serving your community.