This Weekend: Mystic River Rambling

by Lauren Russo on October 13, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 16

Tour de Somerville

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This Saturday will mark the 18th annual Tour de Somerville bicycle ride hosted by the Somerville Bicycle Committee.  The theme of this year’s ride is “Paths, Present and Future: A Mystic River Ramble”, and the route, which will pass by both the Alewife Brook and the Mystic River, reflects this theme.  Participants are asked to gather at 10 a.m. at the Seven Hills Park behind the Holland Street entrance to the Davis Square MBTA stop.  Somerville PD will be escorting the ride; Red Bones will be providing refreshments at a rest stop.  The anticipated departure time is 10:15 a.m., and the ride is expected to last approximately two and half hours.  The current route is about ten miles long. Rain date: Sunday, October 17.

Blueback Herring River Route Community Walk & Groundwork Somerville Learning Garden Planting at Foss Park

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If your preferred mode of transportation is two feet over two wheels, then consider joining Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Ward 4 Alderman Walter Pero and Groundwork Somerville for a walk from Foss Park to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River via the Blueback Herring River Route.  Once at the Boathouse, Groundwork Somerville will lead those interested in planting the Learning Garden.

Potluck in the Park at Perry Park

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This Saturday will be the last of Mayor Curtatone’s “Potluck in the Park” series.  Attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.

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