Welcome to the Bedford Friends (new) website. Our mission is to promote safe biking for all groups of all ages: recreational, on-road, off-road, commuters, families, seniors, children, fast and slow riders alike.
The Minuteman Bikeway, now over 20 years old, is only 1 part of our vision to make safe biking in Bedford viable for all who wish for a healthy, fun, and environmentally friendly mode of recreation and transportation. Many of our staff are also members of the Bicycle Advisory, Transportation, and Trails Committees. Our goal for Bedford is to knit together our paths, trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes so that all neighborhoods have viable access to schools, library, shopping, sports and recreation areas, and Town Center.
As a co-sponsor we are especially excited about the "Safe Routes To School" program initiated at Job Lane, Spring, 2009. The State has twice cited Bedford for its bicycle and walking programs at Job Lane Elementary. Principal Ackerman has been a big part of the success at Job Lane. In 2015 the State funded a 'safe route' from Great Rd thru the school campus to Railroad Ave. The project will include bike lanes and a signalized crossing at Great Rd, and an off-street path connection to the schools.
Here you will find our newsletters with important event announcements, and local and regional bike news.
Bedford Day, (Sep every year) the Friends host a 'bike corral' for easy parking and an information booth. Come visit us. Ride your bike and enjoy free valet parking!
We welcome your comments. Email us at BedfordBike@gmail.com
Fall 2016 Update
Fall 2015 Update
Fall 2013 Update
Summer 2013 News Update