2014 Spring State of the Greenway Weekend: Boston- April 25th & 26th


Topsfield-Boston Ride, ECG Reception, & Summit, April 25th & 26th

Join us for our upcoming Topsfield to Boston bike ride and reception on Friday, April 25th, followed by our Spring State of the Greenway Summit in Boston on Saturday, April 26th (details below). Our State of the Greenway weekend is generously made possible  by Tom’s of Maine, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB), Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Alta Planning + DesignDana Farber Cancer Institute, John Hancock, Bike to the Sea, Danvers Rail
Urban AdvenTours & Border to Boston Trail.

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Friday, April 25th –  Topsfield to Boston Ride at Noon (shuttle bus leaving from Paul Revere Park at 10:30 am) – SOLD OUT

Join the ECG staff, board, members, & volunteers for a 39-mile ride from Topsfield to Boston on the East Coast Greenway. The ride starts at noon with the option of a 10:30 am bus shuttle to Topsfield from Boston’s Paul Revere ParkRegister here. The ride is sold out. Shuttle bus tickets are still available if needed: get your tickets today! Don’t forget to join the Topsfield to Boston Ride Facebook event  page for ride updates and to see who is going!

Detailed Ride Schedule:

10:30 am – Meet at Paul Revere Park’s North Bank Bridge (east side) for sign-in + shuttle/ box truck storage for bikes (bus seats are limited so get your tickets today!).  Please note that there is no public parking at Paul Revere Park.

11am-11:30 am – Shuttle from Paul Revere Park to Topsfield

11:30 am – Noon – sign-in at Topsfield start location (Topsfield Village on Main Street in front of the “Bicycle Shop” parking lot – SEE MAP)

**If you are planning on driving to Topsfield please note that there will be NO return bus shuttle service from Boston to Topsfield. This is a one way trip. Parking in Topsfield is available at Topsfield Village in front of the “Bicycle Shop” or across the street in the parking lot on Park Street.**

Noon-4:30 pm – Ride from Topsfield to Boston (Map and Cue Sheets can be found here)

4:30 pm – End ride at Paul Revere Park & North Bank Bridge. Stay for photos!

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm– Join the ECG for a reception at the John Hancock building located at 601 Congress Street, 4th floor, in Boston’s historic Seaport District. All bike ride participants will automatically be registered for the reception.

Just interested in attending the reception? Registration is free for members and $20 for non-members (which goes towards an annual ECG membership). Registration is required so please visit the registration site and select the “reception only” option if you are not joining the bike ride. 

Parking is available all around the building but not affiliated with the John Hancock. All parking requires payment and only accepts credit cards.

Saturday, April 26th – State of the Greenway Summit and Trail Council Meeting 9am-5pm
 Dana Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Ave, Boston MA 02215  (Room: Dana 1620).

Please attend our bi-annual State of the Greenway Summit for regional updates on route development and an opportunity to hear guest speakers, Nicole Freedman (Boston Bikes), David Watson (MassBike), and Wendy Landman (Walk Boston) . Learn about some of the exciting initiatives Boston and the State of Massachusetts have developed  to encourage more active lifestyles.

RSVP to debbie@greenway.org if you wish to attend the Saturday, April 26th State of the Greenway Summit.  Lunch will be provided by Dana Farber Catering.  Please note if you wish to purchase lunch ($10 per person + payment can be made the day of the meeting).  We look forward to seeing you in Boston! 


Keep in mind that April is a busy month in Boston. Availability will be limited & rates will increase as we get closer to these dates. Make your reservations as soon as you can!

John Jeffries @ 14 David G Mugar Way  (walking distance to subway station &  < 1 mile to North Station)

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street  (walking distance to subway station &  < 1 mile to North Station)

Holiday Inn Express Brookline, 280 Friend Street (15 minute walk to Dana Farber & 1 block from downtown subway station).

Friends Street Hostel, 234 Friend Street (1 block from North Station)

Hosteling International – Boston Chinatown19 Stuart St., Boston, MA (2 blocks to subway station & 11 minute walk to South Station)