Needham Bikes

Needham is fortunate to have an active bicycling community working to enhance opportunities for both cyclists and walkers.

Biking resources

  • Needham Bikes aims to make bicycling a safer and more common mode of transport in town. The organization sponsors events, has an online forum, and is working on updating and implementing Needham’s bike plan, which was developed in 2000. They also support the Bay Colony Rail Trail project.
  • The Bay Colony Rail Trail project is working on creating a 7-mile long walking/biking path through beautiful conservation land and over the Charles River. In May, 2016 a 1.7 mile section of the path officially opened, extending from the Town Forest to Red Wing Bay. Both Needham Bikes and the Bay Colony Rail Trail project welcome volunteers and supporters.

Do you have a bike to give away or to trade in?

  • BIKES NOT BOMBS accepts all kinds of bicycles, even if they are not in working condition, as long as they are not extensively rusted from being outside for long periods. Also accepts bicycle parts, equipment such as helmets, and bicycle clothing. Their website specifies where and when donations may be dropped off, including bike drives and other drop-off points.  284 Amory St. Jamaica Plain, MA  02130;   (617) 522-0222
  • DEDHAM BIKE, 403 Washington St., Dedham, sells bikes and offers bike repair and maintenance. They offer trade-ins on a case by case basis  for “bike shop quality” bicycles. They also sell used bikes. See details.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  ROLL IT FORWARD , which was offered by the Boston Transportation Dept’s Boston Bikes program, has ended. From 2010 to 2017, the program collected, repaired, and distributed over 4,500 bikes to low-income Boston residents who might not otherwise have access to a bike.

Places to Ride

Dedham Bike has compiled resources on great places to ride locally and across the state.

See Best Bike Rides Near Dedham, MA – Dedham Bike

Need help? Have Questions?

Do you have questions about regular bikes or electric bikes?  Wondering how to  fit groceries or other loads?  Curious about transporting your children on a bike?  Then reach out to a Green Needham volunteer Energy Coach for help.

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  • February 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Some of the forest’s trails are marked with tiny birdhouses the roofs of which are colored green, red, yellow, blue or white to indicate which trail you’re on. There are also colored blazes on many trees that supplement the birdhouses. A map of the forest is located on the signboard at the parking area and copies are available at the Needham Town Hall.

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