Date: Sunday June 20, 2010
Time: 10am to 1pm (ready to ride, so arrive early)
Where: Minute Man National Historic Park Visitor’s Center, 250 North Great Rd. (2A), Lincoln MA (meet at the top of the parking lot.)
Note: A bicycle in good working order and a helmet is required for everyone. Rain will cancel the event (call 800-576-3622 if the weather is questionable).
Parents and their kids are invited to recreate Paul Revere’s famous ride from Lexington to Concord along the historic Battle Road by bicycle. Come experience the Minute Man National Park, learn some of unique American history, and enjoy a gentle bike ride with your kids along the scenic and rural dirt path that meanders through Lexington, Lincoln and Concord. The ride will be appropriate for any child who can ride on two-wheels without assistance for an hour. The younger riders will ride for 3 miles with frequent stops at various historic sites, including the Hartwell Tavern where they will have snacks and water as well as re-enactors in 18th c. costume describing the events and life at the time of the American Revolution. The older kids will stop at the Tavern and continue on to the end of the Battle Road at Meriam’s Corner, riding a total of 8 miles. Complimentary water, snacks and souvenirs will be provided to the kids.
This ride is organized by the New England Mountain Bike Association (www.nemba.org) and co-sponsored by the Friends of Minute Man National Park. There is no charge for this event. While not mandatory, please register you and your family via this link or call 800-57-NEMBA. This gives us an idea of how many ride leaders we’ll need for a fun and safe ride. At least one parent or guardian must accompany their kids. A mountain bike is not necessary; however, the ride will be on a dirt path and having slightly fat tires is recommended. Helmets are required for every rider, young and old.
From I-95: Take exit 30B. You will be on Route 2A west. The park is 1-mile west off of the ramp.
From Mass Pike: Take I-95 Exit (exit 14) and follow above directions.
From Route 2: Follow Route 2 to I-95 North and follow directions above.
For more info, call NEMBA at 800-57-NEMBA or visit www.nemba.org
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