This friendly Minuteman enjoys riding on the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway.
Many people in Lexington and the surrounding towns use their bicycles on designated paths. Care for these paths is provided by members of the Friends of the Bikeway.
The Friends of the Bikeway Letter from the 1996-1998 chair, Jerry Van Hook, addresses the mission of this organization.
Stewards help keep the Minuteman Bikeway clean and inviting. Please do your part. Contact Jim Wichmann if you are willing to help.
Ongoing maintenance includes trash pickup, invasive plant removal, and keeping the paths and their edges safe and free of overgrowth.
The Lexington portion of the Minuteman Bikeway has five stewards, each in charge of their secion, and schedules work among those in their neighborhood who do that ongoing work.
The Charter for the Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway provides the expectations for this organization. The charter is being updated.
For contrast, compare with the Charter for the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee (LBAC).
See the membership application, and follow instructions thereon. Note that contributions to the Friends is tax-deductible, as it is managed as a special Lexington fund.
Many people are active in both the Friends and the LBAC.
The Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway meet jointly with the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee on the second Thursday of every month. at 7:30 p.m. usually in Lexington Town Hall. Visitors are welcome. Several members represent bicycle interests in surrounding towns.