|American Revolution started along the historic corridor where Minuteman Bikeway passes today.
|Railroad built, providing both passenger and freight service.
|Concept first proposed to convert the rail corridor to a commuter bicycle path.
|Regular passenger rail service ended.
|ail service discontinued
|Final plan for rail-trail conversion approved, and construction started on Minuteman Commuter Bikeway.
|Minuteman Bikeway officially dedicated and named the 500th rail-trail in USA (by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy).
|Bikeway construction completed between Bedford Depot and Varnum St., East Arlington.
|Bikeway honored for Urban Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects.
|Bikeway extended from East Arlington to Alewife Station in Cambridge.
|Minuteman Bikeway recognized as a Millennium Trail by the White House and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. (The Millennium Trails program recognizes, promotes, and supports trails as a means to preserve open space, interpret history and culture, and enhance community recreation and tourism.)
|Minuteman Bikeway website launched. Bikeway entirely repaved in Arlington.
|Minuteman Bikeway named "Trail of the Month" by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) in April. Bikeway tour hosted for attendees of RTC's national conference in June.
|Bedford Depot Park enhancement project completed at the west terminus of the Minuteman Bikeway.
|More than 1,350 rail-trails now developed across USA, with even more coming soon!
|Minuteman Bikeway inducted into the national Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
|Arlington, Lexington and Bedford receive a grant from the DCR to improve Bikeway user information. New Bikeway Brochure published.