In association with Green Streets Initiative and Bike to the Sea, we present

Family Bike Ride River Ride

Saturday June 8th, 2024 @ 11:00AM

(rain date: June 9th)

Healey School Somerville  

Join us for the Family Bike Ride River Ride!   A ride celebrating glorious bicycle friendly infrastructure along the Mystic and Malden Rivers and a small part of the Northern Strand.   

This is our first bonus ride outside of our main seasonal rides.  Bonus rides stretch our standard event formula but are still designed to appeal to most of our family attendees.   This ride will be about twice as long as our average ride at 4.5-6 miles each way.   It may not appeal to emerging self propelled children that don't have the option to hop on and off of a cargo bike that can tow kids bikes.   Unlike our typical rides, for this event we will have a group return ride back to the start point.   Like our typical rides, this rides is curated for safety, with minimal auto crossings.

Our destination will be the amazing Rivergreen Park in Everett at the time of the Green Streets Initiative Transportation Fair, which will feature food trucks, bike decorating, crafts, a kids bike ride and for the adults lots of tables to learn about what various org are doing in the area of transportation innovation.   We will not be bringing our own play equipment for this event.   

Parents must accompany children at all times.    

Registration (one registration per family): click here.  

There is no fee to register, event is open to public, donations are encouraged to support Family Bike Ride operations.   We are a parent organized group.  We receive some support from sponsors but rely on participant financial support as well.


Schedule:

11:00AM Gather at the Healey School.    There is a portable restroom at this location.

11:15AM-11:45AM Ride   The ride features minimal auto crossings.     

Please ride slow, yield to pedestrians, stay to the right, give space to other riders, pass on the left.    Parents please coach your kids in these rules.    

As part of the transportation fair there will be a speaker from MASSDOT discussing the soon to be built bike-ped bridge on the Everett side near Encore.   If you wish to attend this, you can leave group and when it is done organizers and participants of the transportation fair will bike as a group to Rivergreen Park. 

11:45AM-1:45AM  Play at Rivergreen park and playground, enjoy the arts and craft and bike decorating organized by Green Street Initiative.   Have lunch at event food trucks or at nearby restaurants on Main St Everett.  There will be a portable restroom.  

1:45PM-2:15PM Return ride to Healey School.

Thank you to our 2024 primary sponsors:

And additional sponsorship support from:

Maps of the routes to and from:

Some brief quiet residential street riding at the beginning, then only 2 auto crossing which are signalized.

We will ride on the sidewalk on Alford St.

A few photos of the route: