Showing posts with label ride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ride. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2022

MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - May 4

"MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is only ONE week away! Schools: “Gear” up for this event on Wednesday, May 4th (which also happens to be Star Wars Day) by registering here" 
MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - May 4
MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - May 4

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

"After initial plans to wheel back to an in-person event, the 15th annual PMC Franklin Kids Ride has backpedaled to being a fully virtual undertaking due to concerns about the latest COVID-19 surge.

"Sadly, due to delta (variant) and the increase in cases, PMC corporate decided to make all rides virtual and ride re-imagined," said one of the Franklin ride's organizers, Nancy Brogan, via email on Monday. "We want to keep them safe and healthy."

This event will still go off on the same day, just in a different direction."
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To sign up, or contribute to this fund raising effort visit ->

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

Monday, April 26, 2021

FISH Of Franklin Is Resuming Services!

Good News Franklin! 

The Steering Committee and volunteers of FISH of Franklin are pleased to announce that, after more than a year of suspended services due to COVID-19, our volunteer service of providing rides to medical appointments for Franklin residents will begin again in May.

There will be some new requirements in order to keep our volunteers and clients safe:
  • all clients must be fully vaccinated and finished with the two-week waiting period following vaccination in order to receive a ride
  • all drivers will also need to be fully vaccinated and finished with the two-week waiting period
  • drivers and clients will be required to wear masks
  • clients must be able to walk and to enter and exit vehicles and doctors' offices without assistance
Any Franklin resident who wishes to access this service should call the FISH line to request a ride, and leave a message with name, phone number, date and time of the appointment, and location of the appointment. The client will receive a call back from a volunteer. FISH is not an emergency service, and anyone with a medical emergency should dial 911.

FISH phone number: (508) 528-2121

FISH of Franklin is a service provided by volunteers age 21 or over, and more are always welcome! Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact Chris at 508-553-3023.

We have missed you and look forward to resuming our services!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Carnival setting up for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is rapidly approaching but the carnival rides have already appeared on the Town Common. Some old favorites will be there for your enjoyment on the holiday weekend.

The slide!

The spinning apple!

The train ride!

And if you haven't lost your lunch yet, Twister!

The rides and food booths will open at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 1

The full schedule of events can be found here:


Franklin, MA

Monday, August 3, 2009

PMC - Nutting quoted

Franklin Town Administrator Jeff Nutting was amongst the thousands who participated in the PMC Challenge this year. Jeff rode as part of the Phils Phriends Team. He finished in Wellesley and was part of the Team NECN recap of the event. You can view the video here

Photos from the activity on Saturday morning at the PMC Franklin water stop can be found here

Saturday, August 1, 2009

PMC - Franklin Water Stop

The Pan Mass Challenge had a water stop this morning at the Remington/Jefferson School on Washington St. It was quite a colorful and festive affair. One rider after pulling over to catch her breath, asked what town she was in. When my wife and I answered, Franklin. She responded; "Oh Franklin, yes, you're a great water stop!"

Here are some pictures of the riders and greeters today:

May the road be kind to all the riders today, and may the wind be at your back!

If you would like to contribute to a rider, you can search for a rider by name here.

For some of the many Franklin PMC riders, there donations pages can be found here:

To donate to Ethan Pearl's ride, logon to,

for Michele Pearl, ,

for Jeff Roy,

for Jeff Nutting,

for Sue Rohrbach,

Friday, July 31, 2009

PanMass Challenge rides through on Saturday

Be aware that along the following routes and approximate times, the PanMass Challenge will ride through Franklin.

  • Between 7:10 and 10:10 a.m., riders will pass through North Street in Bellingham and continue toward Prospect Street in Franklin.

  • Between 7:20 and 10:45 a.m., riders will pass through Prospect Street in Franklin and continue toward Otis Street in Wrentham.

For more information about the Pan-Mass Challenge, including the routes, events and history, and how to make a donation, go to

A few of Franklin's riders were highlighted earlier this week here

If you know of other Franklin riders, please let me know so I can share their info here as well.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Franklin Blogger: Martinator's Bicycling Blog

The Hitchhiker Team found Martinator's blog in January. Martin lives here in Franklin and writes of himself:
I am a Web Designer. Actually, I am more on the interface coding side of web design. I like to bike and ski, though I haven't skied in quite a while. I am also a gadget freak and I try to incorporate technology into everything I do.
If you are interested in bike riding, this is one site to check out regularly.