Minuteman Bicycling in Lexington, Massachusetts

Minuteman riding bicycle Even the Minuteman enjoys riding on the bikeway named for him. The first shots of the American Revolution were fired on the Lexington Battle Green. See the Minuteman Statue, the The Revolutionary War Monument, the Parker Boulder, the Buckman Tavern, and the Belfry.

Come and see the Minutemen, dressed in tricorn hat, work cloak, trousers, and boots. That first battle is reenacted each Patriot's Day, April 19 or thereabouts on the Lexington Battle Green. Paul Revere and William Dawes ride their horses from Boston arriving about midnight in Lexington to warn that "the British are coming." The Minutemen gather about midnight, are given orders, and told to form on the green when the bell in the Old Bellfry tolls. It does about 5 a.m. to call the Lexington Minuteman Company. They gather on the Green. Soon the British Redcoats arrive. Shots are fired. Minutemen are hit. The British continue to Concord.

Paul Revere had to use a horse and rode along Massachusetts Avenue. Today he could have used a bicycle and the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway.