Green Medford seeks to educate the Medford community to understand our environmental impact, and to empower members of our community to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Great Day for Biking (Medford and Beyond)

Join the Medford Historical Society and Green Medford for two great biking events on Saturday, September 24. Ride with us in the morning, the afternoon, or both!

We also need volunteers to help at the beginning of the ride to assist with organizing the forms that need to be signed, and to collect donations. And marshalls.....

Great Women of Medford Historic Bicycle Tour

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet at Whole Foods, 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford

Learn about Medford’s distinguished women from history and share an easy bike ride with old and new friends. Stops include information on Sarah Bradlee Fulton, Amelia Earhart, Fannie Merritt Farmer, Muriel (Earhart) Morrissey, Judge Shirley Jackson, Belinda Royall, and more.

Join us for snacks at Whole Foods at 10:00 am; tour begins at 10:30 am and will last about 2 hours. All cycling levels welcome. Donations to the Medford Historical Society are appreciated. To RVSP or for info, contact kynahamill@yahoo.com.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 25, same time, same place.

Moving Planet for Climate Action

1:00-5:00 pm

Meet at West Medford Commuter Rail Stop, 1:10 pm

Moving Planet is being called a day to remember—a worldwide day of action to get people moving beyond fossil fuels, for a better future for ourselves and our children. Groups from all over the Northeast will arrive in Boston using little or no fossil fuel—traveling by bike, public transit, or foot. Together we will stand with the earth, stand with other people around the world who are already feeling the effects of climate change, stand with our friends and neighbors and boldly be a witness for climate action. Be creative! Wear a costume, bring a banner, paint your face, beat a drum! Event happens no matter the weather.

To RVSP or for info, contact susan.altman@comcast.net


10:00 Meet at Whole Foods parking Lot

10:30 Bike Tour Begins

10:40: Stop at Royall House - Tom Lincoln on Belinda Royall

11:00 Stop at Swan Street - Dee Morris (?) to speak on Pauline Blackinton

11:15-11:20 stops at the Police Station and the Salem Street Burial Ground to talk about Sarah Bradlee Fulton (need speakers)

11:30-11:45 Fannie Farmer House marker at Salem and Paris Streets (need speaker)

11:50 Gillis Field - location of Amelia Earhart's flyover on July 10, 1928 (need speaker)

12:05 See Women's Society House on Governor's Avenue (Kyna)

12:15 Possible stop at the Oak Grove Cemetery - depending on time.

12:15: Brooks Street to see Amelia Earhart and Muriel Morrissey Houses (need speakers)

12:30-12:45 - Finish at West Medford Community Center. Members of the center will speak on Judge Shirley Jackson.

Light refreshments served there courtesy of Whole Foods.

1:10 - Option to continue on to Moving Planet bike event in Boston along with Green Medford (Susan Altman + Bruce Kulik) Meet at West Medford Commuter Rail Stop. We will leave for Boston at 1:30 sharp!

3:00 pm - Parade to Christopher Columbus Park, Boston.

3:50 pm - Rally to demand real solutions to the climate crisis and an end to fossil fuels.