Saturday, October 5th

Make a difference! Count Bikes!
Bike Newton is conducting a bicycle census on Saturday 10/5 from 12 PM to 1 pm and on Thursday 10/10 from 4pm to 5pm to establish how many people use bicycles on weekends and during the work week for transportation and fun. These counts will happen annually as a way to measure the cycling population of our streets and to evaluate how bike friendly the City is. Please sign up NOW to take part
www.bikenewton.org

Take a real hike in Newton! Discover the Newton Aqueducts 
START: Newton Centre Playground, Centre Street & Tyler Terrace
This popular 5.7 mile hike follows Newton sections of the Cochituate and Sudbury aqueducts. It is a mostly flat route on trails through woods and parks with about 1 mile of connecting roads. The hike starts and finishes at Newton Centre Playground at the intersection of Centre Street and Tyler Terrace. It passes through Waban at about 2.4 miles and through Eliot MBTA at 3.9 miles for those who want to shorten the route with a streetcar ride back to Newton Centre. This is a steady but not fast hike. Participants should be in sufficiently good shape to keep up with the group. Rain does not cancel. Lightning cancels. Trip leader is Henry Finch. 2pm to 5pm.

 

Sunday, October 6th

Tour de Newton
A citywide bike tour is being organized that will have groups starting in a village of their choice and proceeding on a one way circuit connecting all of Newton's villages.  Ride groups will be small and led by an experienced cyclist and in the rear will be an experienced "sweep", to ensure a safe and leisurely "no rider left behind" experience.  Riders will be greeted in each village by a community leader and hopefully a fun event and entertainment at each stop. :   REGISTER AT:  www.bikenewton.org  Ride starts at 9:30 am.    

Newton Girl Scouts lead hike in Hemlock Gorge

Calling all girls in grades K-12, current Girl Scouts members and non-members alike. Families welcome. Come enjoy a fall walk in the lovely Hemlock Gorge in Newton Upper Falls. Meet at Echo Bridge Mall on corner of Chestnut & Elliot Streets, Newton Upper Falls at 2:00. Rain or shine, dress for the outdoors. Learn about local trees, animal habitats, helpful & harmful bugs, and more. Information about joining Girl Scouts will also be available.


Wednesday, October 9th

International Walk to School Day 
 Safe Routes to School encourages students in the 21 Public Schools to walk (or bike) to school! Join millions of children from communities in more than 40 countries in walking or biking to get fit, build community and build school spirit!   Individual schools hosting events.

Thursday, October 10th

Commuter convoy to Longwood  Medical Area
Join an experienced bicycle commuter in a ride from Newton to LMA!  The Newton Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force is sponsoring a ride to the Longwood Medical Area, the corner of Francis St. and Brookline Ave..  No gas, no fare, and no parking expenses!

We begin assembling this Thursday morning October 10th at 6:45am at the Whole Foods on Beacon Street for a guided ride via the Beacon Street bike lanes.  You can also join the ride at 6:55am in Newton Center in front of the First Baptist Church.  To see a map of the route, go to: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/204789750

Bring your helmet and bike in good working order.  We ride rain or shine!

Make a difference! Count Bikes!
Bike Newton is conducting a bicycle census on Saturday 10/5 from 12 PM to 1 pm and on Thursday 10/10 from 4pm to 5pm to establish how many people use bicycles on weekends and during the work week for transportation and fun. These counts will happen annually as a way to measure the cycling population of our streets and to evaluate how bike friendly the City is. Please sign up NOW to take part
www.bikenewton.org

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Let Newton Know
It is easier than ever to report issues to the city.   Go online to the city website
www.newtonma.gov and look for the 311 hot link, dial 3-1-1 from a land line or call 617-796-1000 from any phone and let know know what needs to be fixed, especially as it relates to pedestrian and biking hazards.  What do they need to know?  Faded crosswalks, missing pedestrian crossing signs, broken sidewalks, pot holes, shrubs that have overgrown the sidewalks, broken pedestrian lights  just to name a few.  All you need is the address of the issue and a few minutes of your time.