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Swanies Succulent “Ride Towards Eventual Drunkness”

Written by Boston Biker on May 30

Via Boston Fixed…This sounds like a good time.

It leaves from the OSC (other side cafe) at 8:30 AM, please show up at 8AM if you plan to attend. It’s 20 bucks which includes the “ride” led by the Swanster himself. Also an all you can eat buffet (at the OSC), AND FREE PABST BLUE RIBBONS, and not just a couple!!!! Did I mention the T-shirts? The first 25 riders get em’ for free. I have really nothing to do with it other than Swanie’s my boy and I figured I would help him spread the word since his inter-web connection is down, and he’s unaware of the power of “Boston Fixed”. I may or may not be there? Oh yeah the “ride” is a relatively chill no-drop kinda affair. The BEER is COLD and the company excellent. Good way to start the day b4 I crush you all at Boston Bike Polo!

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Southie Summer Tournament: Bike Polo!

Written by Boston Biker on May 30

Come on out, bring your best mallet, and your shittiest bike cause thing are gonna get awesome real fast!

southie summer tournament

July 12: Standard double-elimination tournament with prizes and trophies and glory!
July 13: GRUDGE MATCHES! Pick up games! Other events to be determined! More prizes!

Sponsors so far include Revolution, Geekhouse, Trimount Iron Works, and (thats us!). More to come!

Here is a map to the court.

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Parade For The Future

Written by Boston Biker on May 30

flood lineParade for the Future
Sun, June 15th, 4:00-5:30 PM
Meet outside Park Street Station under the giant blue wave
Come on, come all to a Parade for the Future! Let’s celebrate what hasn’t happened yet, notably the impending submergence of our city under water due to climate change.

On Sunday, June 15th, Platform2 will lead a Parade for the Future in the form of a giant blue wave. We will gather outside the Park Street T station at 4PM. From there, the parade will proceed along the flood line of the neighborhood, tracing a worst-case scenario future geography from the year 2108. We will all be wearing blue and carrying a giant wave.

There will be scuba divers and sharks and seaweed. There will be music and swimming!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Wear blue. Trick out your bike. Bring your kids. Bring your pets. Wear a costume (mournful, maudlin or magnificent). Just show up.
FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS: Bring your literature to hand out to people along the route.

See you in the future,
Ikatun and Platform2

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Salem Witches Cup Race

Written by Boston Biker on May 29

This event sounds awesome. You know you want to go race the crap out of this…

witches cup

From the website

The Witches Cup is a criterium – a short fast bicycle race requiring a mix of good technical skills. In particular, riders must have the ability to corner rapidly and sharply — and ride safely with a large group on a short circuit and have exceptional fitness to attack other riders and repeatedly accelerate hard from corners..

Race Date: 13 August 2008

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Ride In THe Dot Day Parade

Written by Boston Biker on May 29

You’re invited to ride with Dot Bike in the Dorchester Day parade. Join Dot Bike with kids in trailers, in your racing gear, your commuter bike, on a mountain bike, folding bike, recumbent — anyone on a bike (or trike!) is welcome! We hope to have a large group to show our Dorchester neighbors that we’re all here enjoying riding a bike in Dot.

The assembly area is on Richmond St. between Dorchester Ave. and Adams St. The parade starts at 1:00, so we’ll be decking out bikes with signs, flags, and other decor starting around 12:40. Feel free to bring your own signs and other bike bling.

A post-parade cookout is being planned. Details will be available at soon.

Please pass this invitation on to neighborhood associations, parent groups, youth organizations and anyone else who might be interested in pedaling in the parade.

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MyRide, A Youth Led History Tour By Bike

Written by Boston Biker on May 29

MYRIDE: A Youth-Led Bike Tour
Sunday, June 22nd
(this was rescheduled from june 15th due to rain)

MYRIDE, Multicultural Youth Riding in Diverse Environments, is a youth-led bike tour of Boston’s South End, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods, followed by a celebratory barbecue. Join us for a leisurely bike ride through the landscapes of Boston as we explore the history of people who have created the parks that we all enjoy in the Boston area. MYTOWN and Bikes Not Bombs youth leaders will lead the ride and the tour stops. Bring your friends and family and stick around for the BBQ post ride

More info and you can pre-register (not required) at

Ages: Open to all (Riders under 13 must have an adult chaperone)
Distance: 8 miles, 6 tour stops
Cost: $15 per person for the ride and food, or $25 gets you ride, food, plus an awesome T-shirt
Starting Location: Bikes not Bombs Hub at 284 Amory Street
Registration: 9:30 – 10:00 am
Starting Time: 10:00 am
After the Ride: Barbeque!
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 617-536-8696 x13

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Allston Brighton Bikes: First Meeting

Written by Boston Biker on May 27

Got this in my email today:

smoken joes barbq
351 washington street, brighton
CONTACT: [email protected]

our first meeting is informal…
proposed agenda: introduce ourselves, brainstorm, collect contact info

this meeting will be about 30 minutes, with time afterward to hang out for refreshments/networking/socializing
about bike issues in our community.
(we expect to meet regularly with a more structured agenda in the future)

kinds of activities that have been proposed: local advocacy (racks, signage, lanes), rides (community, mountain, road); resources (information about inexpensive helmets, legal counsel with expertise w/r/t bike accidents and legal issues; other resources that may be helpful to the Allston/Brighton bike community); education (of bike community, business community, drivers, local EMS, fire and police). specific activities/issues/priorities of the group will be decided by those who participate.

Sounds like this could be another really cool local bike group. If you live in the area and ride bikes you should for sure check it out. More info at their website here. (they are also starting a site on BostonBiker!)

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Bicycle Film Fest NYC

Written by Boston Biker on May 25

Got this in the mail a couple of days ago. Looks to be really really really cool. The best part being that IT’S COMING TO BOSTON!

I am very happy to announce the EIGHTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL New York May 28-June1.

Get your tickets now!! Many Festival Passes have already sold.

We are very happy to be back where we started New York City.

The BFF lineup is strong this year! I think this year will be a turning point for us. We have expanded very rapidly. This year we want to strengthen our base to manage another surge in the next few years. We have collaborated with BROOKS for a limited edition saddle. Only 100 will be made and they are green. Check out the site for information.

We could use some volunteers in New York. Email Alona
[email protected]

We have emails from folks all around the world that are coming out to New York.

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The Word On The Street

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      TweetThe Boston Globe recently published Boston City Council President Michelle Wu’s thoughts on improving bicyclist safety and promoting bike commuting in Boston by way of protected bike lanes.  It’s been passed around quite a bit in Boston cycling circles, but … Continue reading →
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    • Newbury Street Closed To Car Traffic One Day Next Month July 22, 2016
      TweetIn an effort to make it more like downtown crossing Newbury Street will be closed to cars one day next month (Aug 7th). The city’s decision to shut down Newbury Street to vehicular traffic on Sunday, Aug. 7, is drawing … Continue reading →
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    • Councillor Michelle Wu Wants Your Help To Find Places For Better Bike Lanes July 18, 2016
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    • No Need To Imagine New Infrastructure, Just Copy What Works July 13, 2016
      TweetHere is something I would love to see here.
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    • Babes Bike Boston 2! July 9, 2016
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    • Awesome Ad Featuring Boston Bike Polo Players! July 9, 2016
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    • Cambridge Fast Tracks Inman Square Redesign June 30, 2016
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    • Jeff Jacoby Is A Dirty Sleaze Bag Who Tries To Get Attention When Cyclists Die June 29, 2016
      TweetIt seems Jeff Jacoby, resident murderous goon at the Globe, likes to make stupid public statements after cyclists are killed to try and squeeze just a little more attention for himself and his horrific view points.  I wrote way back in … Continue reading →
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    • Drunk Driver Gets 12 Years For Killing Cyclist In Dorchester June 29, 2016
      TweetIn a rare turn of events a motorist was actually sentenced to jail time for killing a cyclists. All it took was him being drunk and driving without a license.  Nothing will bring back young Fritz Philogene, but at least justice … Continue reading →
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