James (Jim) Broughton

Jim Broughton was an avid cyclist who included bicycling each day that he could, not only for recreation, but also for commuting to work, errands, etc.  He logged well over 110,000 miles in the period from 1982-December 31, 2017.  He toured with friends and participated in many organized rides throughout the northeast and southeast.  A member of Rails-to-Trails, Jim was passionate about the development and expansion of new rail trails and he rode on many rail trails locally as well as those in other states. 

Jim grew up in Acton and rode on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail several times.  He ardently followed the progress of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail development.  For many years he was a member of and active with the Charles River Wheelers and served on its Board of Directors.

Always active and athletic, Jim recently enjoyed Disc Golf in addition to cycling.

We lost Jim to cancer on April 4, 2018.

Donations for the Jim Broughton Memorial Fund can be made securely using the online donation form

or mail donations to:

Jim Broughton Memorial Fund
c/o Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
P.O. Box 1192
Concord, MA 01742

(make check payable to: Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.  Note Jim Broughton Memorial Fund in the For section of your check)

Please note if you wish to become a member of the Friends please use our membership sign up form.  If you are already a member and want to renew you can do so using our membership renewal form.