The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path have two new programs to make Mattapoisett as safe and welcoming as possible for our resident and visitor bicyclists. First, the “Bike Friendly Mattapoisett Map” will be available at our Harbor Days booth. Sponsored by 29 local bike-friendly businesses, this map is waterproof and durable, detailing the best biking roads in the Tri-Town area as well as Fairhaven, and providing directions for five great rides from 8 to 35 miles. The map is yours for a minimum donation of five dollars. All proceeds go to the Bike Path project. After Harbor Days the map will be available at several Bike-Friendly Businesses in town.
Also available at Harbor Days is the Bike-Friendly Rewards Card. The Rewards Card program will fund bike racks around Town. When you donate $25.00 to help purchase and install bike racks, you’ll receive a card that entitles you to discounts at participating businesses around town. The total value of all the possible rewards well exceeds $25.00. So please come look for us at our Harbor Days booth.
In news about the Bike Path, 2014 has been a very productive year. We are on schedule and if all goes well, the bike path from Mattapoisett Neck to Depot Street should be under construction next fall. 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.