Bike Rack Sighting : Market Basket, 70 Pleasant Valley Street Now I can’t swear that this bike rack was in this spot last year….but when I surveyed the city, I didn’t find one. And when I biked to this store I ended up chaining my bike to a pillar. So, kudos to Market Basket/Demoulas for…


We have good news! Last year Methuen Rail Trail requested CVS on Broadway install a bike rack. Last month, when they did the repairs from the flooding, they installed a bike rack, however they installed it sideways. There is not enough room on either side for a bike to park, not people to pass. I…


From NPR December 2, 2009 ‘Road Rage’ Case Highlights Cyclist Vs. Driver Tension by MANDALIT DEL BARCO Bicycling magazine called it “the road rage incident heard ’round the cycling world.” A driver in Los Angeles was recently convicted of using his car as a weapon against two cyclists. And the case is focusing attention on…


That’s it. In a nutshell. It is not that Methuen doesn’t care about people on bikes, as a community we don’t seem to WANT people on bikes. Obviously not on the roads, as any biker can tell you of close calls with scary cars and broken curbstones, but they don’t even want to just let…


Mud season is here in New England . . . that means spring can’t be far away! Time to roll out your bike, old new, expensive or cheap, if they can be ridden they should be ready to be ridden. Here are some tips to get your bike ready for another year of cycling. If…


Massachusetts Bicycle Transportation Plan Download or View the Final Report in PDF format(882 kb) September 2008. Download the Complete Printable PDF in Zip format(2,194 kb) The Massachusetts Bicycle Transportation Plan prepared by the Executive Office of Transportation, continues to advance bicycle transportation by: Providing a comprehensive inventory of existing on-road and off-road facilities (shared use…


In my quest to check out all the local rail-rail trails, I did pick up a few books on the subject. New England Biking (2005) by Melissa Kim is your general travel guide. It lists some bike rides in all the states that incorporate road biking and trail biking, but obviously doesn’t focus on rail…