Mission: Over 100 years ago, the Malden Bicycle Club made one of its first rides to Revere Beach. Now a century later local residents are again on a journey to “Bike to the Sea”. Founded in 1993, Bike to the Sea, Inc. promotes the development of a bike and pedestrian trail from the Malden area to the beaches in Lynn and Revere.Comprised of over 140 members, Bike to the Sea holds regular social and pleasure rides to destinations such as Revere Beach, Nahant and Marblehead. The largest ride of the year is “Bike to the Sea Day” held each June. Our families and friends join us for a ride to the beach assisted by local bike police.Bike to the Sea, Inc. is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that promotes bicycling and bicycle safety in Malden and surrounding communities. Bike to the Sea members regularly participate in local bicycle fairs held by schools and civic groups. Members also promote safer streets for bicyclists, better parking at MBTA stations and bike commuting. Bike to the Sea, Inc. works with the Saugus River Watershed Council, the MassBicycle Coalition, Rails to Trails and the East Coast Greenway.We’ve held eleven annual “Bike to the Sea” days with many more to come. B2C successfully advocated for a state feasibility study and participated in its development. The study concludes that a trail to the sea along the Saugus Branch rail line is feasible. The Cities of Malden, Everett, Revere and Lynn and the Town of Saugus voted to support the Trail. State Senators and Representatives have joined in that support. B2C volunteers contributed over $50,000 in professional services developing a conceptual design and cost estimate and raised an $100,000 with the support of the Mayors of Everett, Malden, Revere and Lynn for surveys and design. Congressman Markey secured $1.3 million to fund construction of the trail. B2C has already secured $77,500 in commitments for the design of the first 3 miles of the Trail in Everett and Malden and $35,000 for the Lynn Segment.
Bike to the Sea has been working for years to advance rail trails (old rail beds converted to walking/biking paths) and specifically the rail trail that leads from Revere, MA, and points prior to that town. to the Atlantic ocean. They work with very limited funds but limitless vigor and enthusiasm to accomplish this goal with virtually all volunteers. Regular meetings, social events, and fund raisers are held and grants are applied for to augment their work.
A great organization that can use any help and whose finances all go toward moving their project forward.