Newton Walk-Bike Week
Come celebrate Newton’s first annual Walk Bike Week, Friday, Sept. 28- Wednesday, Oct. 3,
and discover all the ways that Newton can be walked or biked, and see how we can improve our
shared spaces, making Newton even more livable.
The week, starting with a rewarding commute to work on Friday for all who walk, bike or ride
the T, and ending with International Walk to School Day involves dozens of community groups,
many of Newton’s most walkable neighborhoods, and hundreds of volunteer hours.
There are charity events, street openings, scenic walks, and even a bicycle repair workshop. All
are free and open to all.
Details below and updated regularly on the city calendar at: newtonma.gov/gov/executive/
Raise funds for Safer Streets
Honor Newton resident Bob Zeeb and bicycle for Livable Streets (www.livablestreets.info/) as
you get fit with the Bike4Life ride—options include 4 or 6 mile kids’ rides, as well as 20 and 40
mile rides for adults, followed by a celebratory barbeque. Starts at Auburndale Park (entrance
at Melrose and West Pine streets), and benefits Livable Streets, which works to make our roads
safe for all, ages 8-80. Check in from 8:45 to 10 am, details at http://bike4lifeboston.org/
Waban Ave opening for non-motorized vehicles
This beautiful street runs along a park/walking trail/aqueduct through one of Newton’s prettier
neighborhoods. From 1:00 – 4:00 Sunday afternoon, it will be open for cycling and walking
(roller-skates and skateboards also) without the threat of speeding trucks and cars. Enjoy the
fresh air; meet the neighbors with the Waban Improvement Society.
Fix Your Bike
Learn the basics of bicycle repair with the mechanics at International Bicycle, 71 Needham St.
From 10 am-noon, the repair shop will be open and new cyclists introduced to their derailleurs,
wheels, brakes and other moving parts. FREE.
Cycle with the whole family
For a short, safe, simple ride with the kids, join Bike Newton for a ride near Newton City Hall.
Kicking off about 11 am from in front of the Newton Free Library, the tour will take in as many
bicycle improvements as we can reach, and allow everyone a relaxed exploration of cycling.