Please come to the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path Harbor Days booth July 19 and 20. This year we have the “Bike-Friendly Mattapoisett Map” and the Bike-Friendly Rewards Card. Both are sponsored by local businesses that know that biking is good for our health and the local economy.
The map, available for a $5 minimum donation, is waterproof and durable, detailing the best biking roads in the Tri-Town area as well as Fairhaven. It provides directions for five great rides from 8 to 35 miles. Proceeds will go to bike path improvements that are not funded by the state.
The Rewards Card, available for a minimum donation $25, entitles you to discounts at participating businesses and will help fund bike racks in our business district. Knowing the good roads and having a place to park your bike will make going by bike a great option not just for recreation, but for running errands and meeting up with friends around town. The more bikers that are out there, the safer biking is for every one because motorists learn to look out for you.
In news about the Bike Path, 2014 has been a very productive year. We are on schedule and if state funding goes as planned, the bike path from Mattapoisett Neck to Depot Street should be under construction in fall 2015. Plans are under state and federal environmental review right now, as well as in review with Massachusetts Department of Transportation. We expect there will be a public hearing in September.