Over the past months, Mattapoisett Bike Path Committee, Friends of the Bike Path and the Town have been hard at work moving the Bike Path project along. There are many upcoming opportunities to support the project, to learn about what’s happening, and to meet with other people who support the bike path. On March 27, there will be a wide-ranging presentation called “Building the South Coast Bikeway” sponsored by the South Coast Bikeway Alliance. This will be a fun and informative evening featuring inspirational author, photographer and radio host Willy Weir, who has ridden 60,000 miles across the globe. Representative Bill Straus will speak at the event about recent developments at the State House, and East Coast Greenway Alliance will unveil a new regional touring route. The presentation is at Fort Tabor Community Center in New Bedford. Reception is at 5:00 pm with presentations to follow from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Go to Southcoastbikeway.com to reserve your seat.
April 12 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm is “Bike Night” at How on Earth where we will learn about the building, rebuilding and ultimate demise of Mattapoisett’s iconic wooden bridge in Eel Pond. The most recent updates in Mattapoisett Bike Path Planning and our plans for a Tri-Town Bike Riding Map will be discussed. Also in April, at a time and place to be announced, we will start-up the Tri-Town Bike Riding Club again. Last fall, riders met Sunday mornings for casual riding and broke into groups according to abilities and distances of 10, 15 and 20-plus miles. You can join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.