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Monkey Warfare Film

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 28

monkey warfareGot this little gem today. Looks like a good time.

We all know that bikes, trash picking and Canada go hand in hand in, well, hand. And, since we here at The Brattle are committed to bringing our audience the latest and greatest in cinematic debauchery, we are presenting, for a limited time only, MONKEY WARFARE.

Now, a bit about the film:

Friday, April 4th – Monday, April 7th
Monkey Warfare
(2006) dir Reginald Harkema w/Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Nadia Litz
[75 min]

Since receiving grand acclaim at last year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston, MONKEY WARFARE has failed to find a U.S. distributor, not one to be stopped by such a fact, we have gone ahead and negotiated with the filmmaker to offer this premiere run of one of the most endearing of revolutionary films.

Dan (McKellar) and Linda (Wright) are a couple of forty-something ex-radicals who ride their bikes everywhere, live off the grid and maintain their pot and vinyl record habits by picking trash and selling their finds on eBay. When their usual pot dealer is busted, Dan runs across a new one, Susan (Litz) – who happens to be pretty, young, and impressionable. A sort-of love triangle develops between the three but, when Susan uncovers the secret revolutionary past of her new clients, she becomes inspired and heads down a path that has the potential to upset everyone’s lives more than any romantic entanglement could. An excellent film with three great performances, a truly outstanding soundtrack and a witty, playful script that stands above most of the quirky, perky indie films that play every year in film festivals. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at The Independent Film Festival of Boston 2007! A complete listing of the show-times can be found at www.brattlefilm.org


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MultiSport World Expo

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 27

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Got this tip from the Joneswares blog. Looks like a lot of gear makers will be there, you also have the chance to win a custom carbon bicycle…which would be you know a lot of money. So if your a gear head check it out.

Multisport World Conference and Expo… where you’ll find everything you need to gear up, study up and plan out a new multisport season!

Join us March 30, 2008 at the Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA for Multisport World Conference and Expo 2008 (formerly, New England Multisport Expo). Event hours: 10:30AM-6:00PM.

Developed in partnership with the Northeast region of USAT, Multisport World is the LARGEST multisport conference and expo on the east coast featuring seminars, training clinics, competitive events and an an expo floor filled with 75+ sponsors.  Exhibiting sponsors include certified coaches, race directors, retailers and manufacturers of bikes, gear, apparel, training products and more.

Admission to the seminars and expo floor is FREE. Plus, the first 500 registered attendees through the door receive a free goodie bag filled with great stuff including a Spinervals training DVD (a $30 value), an issue of Triathlete magazine, a water bottle courtesy of USAT Northeast and more.  Only registered attendees are eligible to receive a goodie bag and win valuable prizes including the grand prize giveaway, a handmade carbon bike frame from AEGIS Bicycles.  CLICK HERE to register now. NOTE: You must register online by 12:00AM Saturday, March 29, 2008. There will be no onsite registration on Sunday, March 30th.

get more info here.


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An Introduction To Riding And Racing For Women With Nicole Freedman

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 24

nicole freedman rocks!The Boston Road Club and Wheelworks Presents

An Introduction to Riding and Racing for Women

By Nicole Freedman,Olympian and Two-time National Champion

Saturday, April 19 3:00-5:30 pm Belmont Wheelworks 480 Trapelo Road 617-489-3577

(Bikes not required but recommended)
Former professional cyclist, Nicole Freedman,will lead the clinic and start with an indoor session at Belmont Wheelworks, which will cover:

• Training Philosophy
• Race Strategy
• Clothing
• Bicycle fit
• Bicycle Maintenance and Repairs

Sunday, April 20 12:15-4:45 pm Wells Ave. Newton, MA
(Bikes required)

Nicole takes the clinic outdoors to the BRC’s well-known and long time practice race course at Wells Ave. to teach and practice on-the-road skills drills including:
• Individual Bike Handling
• Group Bike Handling
• Pace-lining
• Cornering
• Sprinting

Join them for a fun and laid back clinic providing an introduction to riding and racing! The clinic is designed to provide an introduction for women who would like to learn the basics of riding and racing. An interest in racing is helpful but not required, the clinic will also provide plenty of useful information for those interested in generally improving their riding skills.

Requirements Fee
The fee for the clinic is $10. They request that you bring the fee with you on the day of the clinic.

Pre-registration
They request that you pre-register for the clinic in person at Wheelworks, by phone to Wheelworks at 617-489-3577, or via e-mail at [email protected]

Bikes
They request that you bring your bike both days. On the first day, bikes are not required although they are recommended for the bicycle fit, maintenance and repairs portion of the clinic. On the second day, bikes are required since the day consists of on-the-bike drills.

Questions
If you have any further questions, please direct them to Kelly Chang, Clinic Director, at [email protected] or to Wheelworks at 617-489-3577.

Nicole Freedman is a really nice person and very cool, any ladies out there that want to lean to be awesome couldn’t find a better teacher.


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BaileyWorks Art Project

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 24

BaileyWorks Art Project: April 1-30, 2008
BaileyWorks of Portsmouth, NH (a MassBike supporter) donated 13 of their large messenger bags for local artists to re-interpret: paint on, deconstruct, re-use, whatever.

Check it out at ellO Gallery, 110 State Street, Portsmouth, www.ellogallery.com. Opening reception, April 4, 2008, 6-9pm. Modified your own Bailey bag? Bring it to the opening and show it off!


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Cycle For Shelter

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 24

Cycle for Shelter: July 27, 2008
The 20th annual Cycle for Shelter will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. The ride benefits Emmaus Inc., a non-profit that has been providing shelter, services and affordable housing to homeless men, women and children since 1985. Cycle for Shelter has been ranked one of the top rides in the United States by Bicycling Magazine. Century, Metric Century and Weekend Warrior (26 mile) scenic routes.

Registration fees: $20 early bird by 3/31/08; $40 by 7/20/08; $60 on the day if available.

The ride is limited to 300 riders. $125.00 minimum fundraising. There are awards for fundraising and prizes for participants. A delicious barbeque, complimentary massages, foot treatments and shower facilities await cyclists at the finish on the scenic Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College. For more information and registration go to www.emmausinc.org/cycle.htm or e-mail [email protected] This ride donates $1/rider to MassBike to support bicycling advocacy.


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Postive Spin For ALS

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 24

Positive Spin for ALS: June, 22, 2008
The 14th Annual Positive Spin for ALS will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at The Longfellow Club in Wayland, Massachusetts. This is a wonderful day full of scenic bike routes, music, food, entertainment, children’s activities and more! Riders can choose between a children’s ride, 10 mile, 25 mile, 50 mile, and 75 mile routes. The money raised from the Spin will be used to benefit over 200 patients in Massachusetts and research worldwide. Every dollar counts and makes a huge difference in the lives of patients and their families. Sign up today at www.positivespinforals.org or call 1-888-CURE-ALS and be a part of an amazing day, and help us Strike Out ALS! This ride donates $1/rider to MassBike to support bicycling advocacy.


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Bicycle Repair School

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 24

MassBike has teamed up with the bike repair experts at Broadway Bicycle School in Cambridge to offer an introductory bike repair class. This two-hour class session covers fixing a flat, how to do a safety inspection of your bike, lubrication, and general maintenance. Classes are limited to 8 participants, and pre-registration is required.

What: Intro Bike Repair Class
When: March 30, 2008
Cost: $35.

Questions?
Contact David Wilcox at Broadway Bicycle School, 617-868-3392.

Click here to register:Sunday, March 30

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MassBike’s Bike Night

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 21

I have it on good account that MassBike is going to have a big ass Bike Night this year.

Monday, March 31, 2008
6-9pm
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge
ADVANCE TICKETS RECOMMENDED: Tickets may not be available at the door!
$30 members/$45 non-members

I am not going to lie, its kind of pricey to get in the door but the silent auction this year promises to kick some serious ass. They have over 6000 dollars in schwag right now, with more rolling in every day. Everything from a $900 Pedros tool kit, to a bunch of messenger bags, gift certificates, posters, stickers, serious bike security chains (these things are very heavy duty), wool jerseys, normal jerseys, hubs, bike parts, coffee, beer, chocolate, yoga stuff, restaurant gift certificates, etc. It is a freaking mountain of stuff, and the stuff at the silent auction rarely goes for more than 50% retail cost, so its a great place to find a good deal and support MassBike, plus your $30/$45 gets you dinner.

Their will be valet bike parking, and a cash bar.

It might not be for everyone, but the schwag mountain this year seems really aimed at a younger crowd, and they seem to be f packaging everything into “gift mounds” so you can pick and choose between various awesome prize packs.

more info here, (including a ever growing list of donations for the auction)

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