Minuteman Commuter Bikeway Celebrates 25 Years

The Jazz Cycle – Deborah Henson-Conant, a passenger on Dave Enos’s touring cycle – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

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Entering Bedford – the view from the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Scores of cyclists traversed the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway on Saturday, September 29 to mark the historic rail trail’s 25th birthday.

The Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway set up a bicycle repair station and free ice cream donated by Bedford Farms was distributed by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Dave Enos and his touring bicycle ferried jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant (along with her electric harp and its speaker) along the Bikeway, providing music to passersby.

The day in pictures:

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Haiku were painted on the Bikeway, to be read along the route. This one was painted in front of the Bikeway Source, at the center of the Bedford celebration  – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

The original stencils were on display – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

And they were available for sale! – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Bedford cyclist Terry Gleason, sporting an anniversary t-shirt with a map of the Bikeway on its sleeve – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Approaching the Bedford trailhead – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Cyclists, arriving in Bedford – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

 

Officers Waite and Weisenborn, Bedford’s Bicycle police – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Bike check – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Tucker, Bedford’s Bike Dog with his Saturday pal – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Tucker with new friends (note the spiffy, matching Dad and Daughter cycling shirts!) – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

ICE CREAM, thanks to Bedford Farms and volunteers from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

A day out with Dad: two generations of Bedford cyclists – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Best helmet award – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Bedford’s trail was one of the first in Massachusetts – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Deborah Henson-Conant and Dave Enos, headed east, through Lexington to the terminus of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway in Arlington – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

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