Take a Bike Tour of Watertown’s YardArt This Weekend

Get ready for the YardArt Watertown Bike Tour on Sunday, March 27! Organizers sent out the following details:

The ride leaves at 1 p.m. from the Wells Avenue municipal parking lot (behind the CVS in Coolidge Square). View a Google map of the tour: https://bit.ly/3N2ojKe. Printable street-by-street directions: https://bit.ly/3CU9CVi. Rain date is April 3.

Community Bike Celebration to be Held on Little Greenough, Activities for “Kids of All Ages”

A Community Bike Celebration will be held in Watertown on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Little Greenough Boulevard. The event is hosted by Commonwheels Bicycle Collective and will include a kids bike rodeo, a fix-it station, free helmets and chalk for sidewalk art and more. “From 1-4 p.m. Commonwheels Bicycle Collective will be host a fix-it station and there will be activities for kids. We hope to see you there!”

Watertown Library Now Offering Place to do Bicycle Maintenance

Need a place to fix a flat or do some repairs on your bicycle – the Watertown Free Public Library is the place to go! The Watertown Free Public Library announced this week that a bicycle repair station has been installed outside the front of the library, near the bicycle rack. The bright yellow station has all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. There are hanger arms to allow the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. The installation of the repair stations comes as the library has seen an increase in cyclists traveling to the library, and through Watertown Square.

Arsenal Project Providing Spots for People to Park Car, Bike to Work

Watertown’s Arsenal Project will make space available for people who want to park their car and then bicycle into work. 

On July 31, a new multi-modal commuting system called Park&Pedal debuted in Boston, the first program of its kind in the United States, and the Arsenal Project is one of the participating sites, according to the program announcement. The free program is designed to encourage bike commuting by providing a network of parking hub conveniently located cycling distance from centers of employment. Commuters can park their car for free and ride their bike the remaining distance to work, thereby avoiding traffic congestion and parking in the city. There are four spaces at the Arsenal Project reserved for this innovative program. David Montague of Montague Bikes, the creator of the program, said, “We are excited to be working with the Arsenal Project as a retail partner in the inaugural launch of Park&Pedal.