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, July 24, 2012

Join Medford’s Walk/Ride Day on last Friday of the Month

Go car-free and celebrate Medford’s independent businesses!

Medford has many “hidden gems.” Here are some ideas to help you explore them on Friday, July 27th and every last Friday.  All you need to do is walk, ride a bike, or take a bus to any of the Walk/Ride Day partners, and ask for your special reward.

Feel and look your best:

Start your day the serene way, with a free  6 am “slow-flow” yoga class, at Awakened Warrior Yoga (Riverside Ave).  And while you’re there, enter the raffle for a month of free lessons from Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center.

Get 10 percent off a trim, a new cut, or maybe even a color treatment at Hair’s Karen Salon, or get 20 percent off all products you choose.

Treat yourself to a free fitness evaluation and a free training session at Fitness Together on Salem Street.

Recenter yourself with a massage from Medford Muscular Therapy Centre, and add a free 15-minute treatment of your choice.

Get 10 percent off all services at Nancy’s Family Salon on Salem Street.

Improve your life going forward: make an appointment with Lions Share Coaching (online/phone only) and get entered into a six-week life and/or career coaching program, or get 15 percent off any coaching package. Email marie[at]lionssharecoaching.com  or call 617–803–1508 to sign up.

Food and drink:

Visit Mystic Coffee Roaster on Riverside Ave and order your free cup of fresh-roasted coffee. Don’t forget to get one of Janabee’s amazing cinnamon rolls or other pastry to go with your beverage.

Enjoy a free cup of amazing clam chowder (and treat yourself to some other yummy bites) at Depot Square Grill.

Get a yummy dinner or snack at Colleen’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop and sign the raffle entry for a gift card.

Stop in at Paul Revere Restaurant and get a free soda when you buy a club sandwich.


Start smack in the middle of Medford Square at Century Bank by opening a personal checking account, and get a free $50.00!

Just a few doors down Salem Street at Aggie’s Attic (women’s clothing and accessories): dress yourself up and get 10 percent off whatever you buy.

Squinting? Cross back over the major intersection and stop in at Medford Optical on High Street, for $100 off any complete pair of prescription eyewear.

Just a few doors away, at D’Errico-McGlynn Flowers, select $20 worth of flowers and get 10 percent off your purchase.

Need a gift? Or want to reward yourself? Ward’s Gifts has a huge selection, and you’ll get 15 percent off your purchase.


Go online and get 10 off a good book (or several) from Bestsellers Café: http://shop.bestsellers-cafe.com. The new store will be open soon!

If you commute car-free, check-in at http://greenstreets.mapc.org/ to be entered into a raffle.

Visit www.GoGreenStreets.org to find all the participating businesses and other partners in Walk/Ride Days.

More about Walk/Ride Days in Medford

Walk/Ride Days is looking for new retailers and schools to join the project. To participate, a business chooses an incentive that will help bring more customers to the business without driving. Then, on the last Friday of each month, the businesses reward the people who visited because of the program. Schools in the Walk/Ride project can participate in many ways, from Walking School Bus events to a Special Walk/Ride day for the whole community.

Walk/Ride Days is a project of the Green Streets Initiative, an international grassroots organization based in Cambridge, MA, that celebrates and promotes the use of sustainable and active transportation. Green Streets’ mission is to create safer, healthier, and quieter streets and more vibrant communities. More information at: http://www.gogreenstreets.org/.

Green Medford and the Medford partners of Mass in Motion are coordinating participation in Walk/Ride Days. To sign up or ask questions, call Susan at 781-526-4714, or email greenmedford[at]gmail.com.

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. More information at: www.greenmedford.org and at our Facebook page (search for Green Medford).


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