The Arlington, Massachusetts Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in 1996 to advise the Town on local bicycling conditions. The all-volunteer committee promotes all forms of safe bicycling on town roadways and the Minuteman Bikeway — from recreational riding to using the bicycle for transportation and errands. For bikeway snow plowing info see the Bikeway page.

ABAC works with the town on legislation and hosts cycling events. For meeting information see our page on the Town's website

Arlington is a Bicycle Friendly Community as defined by the League of American Bicyclists

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COVID-19 Alerts

COVID-19: Minuteman Bikeway Social Distancing Guidelines

  1. Practice social distancing -- keep 6' from others and do not congregate on the path
  2. Wear a cloth facemask when using the Bikeway
  3. Walk or ride single file (to more easily be socially distant and pass others)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation meetings will be held virtually. For details see the Town website

A video by Glenn C. Koenig, The Minuteman Trail, America's 500th Rail Trail is now available online!

The story of the Minuteman Trail, from conception through to completion. The trail runs along an abandoned railroad right of way, through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford, Massachusetts. This video, originally produced by Open Eyes Video in 1993, was digitized from the original master edit tape in 2019.

Revival: The Story of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway - a video by Kim Downey