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Spoke Count Artist Submission Deadline

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 18

This from the people over at The Chorus Gallery, looks like a lot of fun, if you are of the art persuasion submit something.

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We now interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you a fun bike art event for the whole family.

Spoke Count is a collaborative installation featuring 100+ small works about bikes by various artists. It is estimated that there currently exist over one billion bicycles in the world- this show will attempt to visualize this (growing) mass of our favorite revolutionary transport. We are inviting you, the art and cycling community, to provide us with 100 8 inch x 8 inch drawings of bicycles which we will exhibit during January 2010. Our reception will be on Sat Jan 9th, between 7-10 in the evening at Chorus Gallery in Union Sq.

We will not be picky on media or image. Your submission can be, but is not limited to, a print, photograph, digital image, made out of cut vinyl, or even a drawing. It can be your little sister on a bike, a lug, or painfully accurate drawing of 365 spokes in a pile. All that we ask is that it is of some part of a bicycle and we can mount it to the wall by two map pins.

Spoke count will be a open show for 100 lucky participants. So RSVP ASAP here, and deliver your art work by Thursday January 7th by 5pm (feel free to drop off earlier than that during Open Bicycle’s normal hours).

Simply:

– Unframed– able to be punctured and supported on a wall by a map pin.

– 8 inches x 8 inches.

– Bicycle content.

All works will be for sale and priced at $40. Doesn’t matter if you never draw or have been a finalist for the Venice Biennale, the work will be for sale at $40. Full disclosure, we will be splitting all sold work 30% gallery and 70% artist, as is our standard. But feel free to trade drawings with friends, we don’t mind.

Expect another of our exceptional receptions on the 9th– drinks, dancing, music, and lots of art to look at.

See you soon

Signed,

The management.

more info here


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Center Street Action Plan

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 16

Got this a bit late, but if you are interested in the future of this little part of Boston you should show up and tell them to put in good shit for bikers.

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CENTRE SOUTH ACTION PLAN

Please join the Jamaica Plain Centre & South Street Corridor Advisory Group and the project consultants McMahon and Associates at our next meeting where we will be continuing our discussion on streetscape palette and transportation alternatives for the Centre & South Street Corridor.

Wednesday, December 16th
6:30-8:30pm

Julia Martin House
90 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain
(right next to Stop and Shop in Hyde Square)

For more information, please contact:
Ines Palmarin, BRA Senior Planner
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA
PHONE: 617.918.4434
EMAIL: [email protected]


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Cogs For Cans Charity Race

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 11

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Sunday December 13th, 3pm Stony Brooks T Stop JP

I also am sponsoring this race with a head badge.

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MassBike Annual Meeting and Sprints

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 08

From the MassBike website, this looks like a good time.

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Beer, Free Snacks, Roller Sprints Racing, Good Times!

This year’s Annual Meeting, a fun, open-to-the-public event, will be held at Coogan’s Pub in Boston.

Come out and join us Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00-9:00pm. The annual meeting will start at 6pm, with a quick review of our 2009 successes with Executive Director David Watson, followed by Q&A. Learn what MassBike has been up to and hear about our future plans.

Then the real fun starts! You can get a drink from the bar and enjoy some free snacks donated by Coogan’s. We will be watching a great short movie “The Impossible Journey” by John Bonner. After you have a drink (or two) and are limbered up, we are going to have Roller Sprints provided by Open Bicycle!

If you have never experienced the fun and excitement of indoor roller racing, now is your chance! Picture two bicycles side by side on rollers (don’t worry, they use a fork stand, you don’t need to balance), the crowd counts down 3,2,1 and they are off! The first person to pedal 300 meters wins! High drama, loads of fun, and thrilling to watch! Come out, challenge your friends, challenge yourself, or maybe just watch other people go for the win! Bicycles provided so you don’t even need to have your bike to race! This is a great time, and something you don’t want to miss.

The Details:
What: MassBike Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday December 9th 6pm to 9pm
Where: Coogan’s Pub, 171 Milk Street, Boston
Why: Beer, free snacks, good people, Roller Sprints!
Cost: Free (suggested donation to support MassBike $5)


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Bike-Sharing 3.0 – The Future Of Urban Shared Transport Systems

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 03

Everybody loves it when something has a #.0 after it right? And 3.0 is better than 2.0, so by my unbeatable logic you should go to this.

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Bike-Sharing 3.0 – The future of urban shared transport systems
December 7, 2009 5:30pm-7:30pm
A discussion of the past, present and future of shared-transport systems using Paris Velib as a model.

Panelists:
Matthieu Fierling- Velib, the Paris bike-sharing project
Robin Chase-Founder of ZipCar and GoLoco
Nicole Freedman- Director of Bicycle Programs, City of Boston
Carlo Ratti- Director, SenseableCity Lab, MIT
Chris Zegras- Assistant Professor,
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Ryan Chin-PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab, Smart Cities group

Category:
lectures/conferences
art/architecture/museum
humanities/social sciences
global/international

Location:
32-123 (click for map), Kirsch Auditorium, Stata
Sponsored by:
Center for International Studies, MISTI, SA&P, The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Boston

Admission:
free
Open to public

For more information:
Erin Baumgartner
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://web.mit.edu/misti/events/bike-sharing.html
Phone: 253-8813


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