Bike to the Sea (B2C) connects communities with shared-use trails, and promotes their safe & happy use for all!
February Newsletter

A message from our Executive Director, Jonah Chiarenza –

Our work is getting noticed! In the last quarter we raised $140,000 in multi-year commitments from our foundation supporters.

So... why do we still want your membership contributions of $25, $50, $75, or $100? 

It’s simple! Our funders want to see an engaged and committed membership, who give what they can to support our advocacy, trail expansion, and DEI engagement with under-resourced communities.

Give today to show your support and get us to our goal of $12,000 and 300 members!
I'd like to become a B2C Member!

Northern Strand Trail Lighting Completed in Everett

A big thank you to the City of Everett staff, MassDOT and National Grid who coordinated and helped to complete the lighting installation underneath the Route 16 overpass! The lights are so bright and helpful to see any obstructions along the trail especially at night. The entire Everett section of the Northern Strand Trail is now officially with lighting!

Upcoming B2C Events 

Join us on Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm on Zoom for a screening of "Understory”, a locally-produced film about Malden that examines the relationship between nature, community, and identity, and features the Northern Strand Trail.

There will be a panel discussion with the creators after the film.
Register here to receive the zoom meeting link! 

Some of our recent events in January & February

Winter Walking Tour at Lynn Woods Reservation

Ice Skating Party at LoConte Rink in Medford

NST Past Year Trail Use Statistics

Did you know there's a trail counter on the Northern Strand in Malden? We had the most use in August 2023 with close to 40,000 people walking, biking, and rolling. Last month, the trail saw around 12,000 users. When was the last time you used the trail and why? Let us know by writing to us at We'd love to hear from you!

Other Upcoming B2C Events

  • Thurs. Feb. 15, 5pm - 6pm, Malden Public Library 36 Salem St. Malden, 
  • Learn how to properly use different types of bicycle locks.
Streetwise Talk Series
  • Wednesday, February 21, 6pm - 7pm, Aeronaut Brewing Co. 14 Tyler St. Somerville
  • Hang out with us and hear our Executive Director, Jonah Chiarenza discuss work Volpe is doing to help the U.S. understand context-based roadway design in his “Top Down and Bottom Up: Strategies for Better Transportation” presentation.
Leap Day Cleanup & Geocaching
  • Thurs. Feb. 29, 3pm-5pm, B2C Bike Kitchen 158 Canal St. Malden
  • Learn the activity of Geocaching with our first ever Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) event

Bike/Walk/Roll-able Trail News & Events

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Support Bike to the Sea

Since 1993 Bike to the Sea (B2C) is proud to have helped advocate for the current community trail from Everett to Saugus, and secure the funding and design for paving the last stretches in between Saugus, Lynn, and Nahant. Soon anyone will be able to go from Somerville all the way to the Nahant beach on a car-free path! Our focus moving forward will be to continually improve safety, accessibility, ecology, and commerce along the path, increase its use and enjoyment, and help add new car-free connections along the way. 
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Thanks for reading,

Agnes Recato
Program Manager
Bike to the Sea, Inc.
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