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First ‘Bike to the Sea Day’ ride since the pandemic set for June 5

The 30th annual “Bike to the Sea Day” ride will start in Everett at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. It is the first in-person “Bike to the Sea Day” group ride since 2019, the year before the pandemic shutdowns.

Much work has been done on the Northern Strand Community Trail since then, and so most of the ride – from Everett through Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn to the beach in Nahant and back – will be on the paved off-road rail trail. At the same time, there will also be a shorter ride along the Northern Strand. According to biketothesea.org, “The ride begins at the Madeline English School. There will be 2 route options for each participant to choose from. The regular ride going all the way to the beach and back will be ~19.1 miles round trip… The shorter ride will be ~7.4 miles, will be fully on the trail, and will turn around before the beach. Minimum age for riders is 8 years old, unless on a tag-along or bike seat.”

The Madeline English School is located at 105 Woodville St. in Everett. The return trip ends at the House of Smoke Barbeque Restaurant (229 Centre St., Malden [the former location of the Dockside Restaurant] just outside of Malden Square on Route 60). The ride is expected to end at approximately 1 p.m.

The registration fee includes free lunch as well as a 2022 Bike to the Sea Day tee shirt. If you register before May 29, the cost is $25 per person or $35 per family. After May 29, the registration fee is $35 per person or $50 per family. Bicycle helmets are required for all participants. The ride usually includes police escorts at road crossings.

This year’s sponsors include the following: the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation; Cycle Life Physical Therapy (Brendan O’Connor); Malden Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora; Malden Ward 6 Councillor Steve Winslow and Helen Weitz; and Preotle, Lane & Associates.

For more information, or to register, go to the “Bike to the Sea Day” ride registration page: https://www.bikereg.com/bike-to-the-sea-day

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