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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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Ride To Taza, Chocolate Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 02

Seriously how could you go wrong, there is going to be an open house at Taza chocolates…makers of fantastically delicious chocolates. Even if you don’t go on this ride you should check out this event.

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RozzieBikes will be riding to the Taza Chocolate Open House in Somerville on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Check out their web site at http://www.tazachocolate.com/ for information about them.

The open house starts at 10 am, so we’ll leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 9:15 am and ride up the Emerald Necklace, stopping at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse for a few minutes between 9:30 and 9:40 before heading on to Somerville. We’ll use a lot of bike paths and bike lanes in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge and try to head home before noon. The weather is supposed to be nice, but we’ll cancel if it is raining hard and maybe if it is snowing hard… Helmets are required, as usual. The round trip should be under 20 miles. Dress warmly, but not quite as heavily as you think you should; on a ride this long, you’ll generate quite a bit of heat. Wear warm gloves, though.

Contact Doug Mink at [email protected] if you have any questions.


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13th Annual Jingle Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 01

Found this on the MassBike site, looks pretty cool (har har).

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Join The 13th Annual Jingle Ride & Open House Holiday Celebration brought to you by Ciclismo Classico and MassBike

Two Great Events to Celebrate the Season
If you can’t make it to the ride, please join the party afterwards!

Join Our 13th Holiday Jingle Ride Expected to Be the Biggest & Most Festive Yet

Bring Your Holiday Cheer, Your Friends and Your Bike – Sunday, December 13 This year’s event will benefit MassBike!

THE TRADITION CONTINUES! Don’t miss what has become the most anticipated Ciclismo event of every holiday season, the 13th Annual Jingle Ride.

On what has become our most colorful, cheerful and musical ride of all, donations collected at this year’s ride will benefit The Massachussetts Bicycle Coalition. MassBike promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and advocates for better bicycling across the entire state.

So get out your most festive and warm riding gear and get ready to pedal!

Warm Up at the Post-Ride Party
Please join us at the post-ride party at 3:30pm at Lauren Hefferon’s house for warm and tasty food and drink, celebrating great rides and good friends in with true Ciclismo and Italian hospitality! Please join the party even if you can’t make it to the ride!

THE DETAILS

When Sunday, December 13, 2003 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
10:30 am: Registration
11:00 am: On time departure

What The Jingle Ride is a leisurely and festive 10-to-25 mile round-trip bike ride from Arlington Center to Boston, including the Charles River Bike Path and some of Boston’s most festive streets. We’ll ride into town, have lunch at Quincy Market before spinning back to Arlington via Boston’s historic Public Garden, Newbury Street, and the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge.

Bring your best singing voice, costume, jingle bells and bike decorations!

Starting Point Jam N’ Java, 594 Mass. Ave in Arlington Center (MAP)

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If you would like to meet us in Cambridge or downtown, call 617-640-4837 for time and place. There will be fun prizes for best costume, best decorated bike, and more!

Need a great costume?
Check out Eastern Coast Costumes, 329 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1-800-924-6836.

We’ll provide free coffee, treats for kids and a repertoire of Christmas Carols to sing. We’ll stop for hot toddies and other goodies along the way. Don’t forget jingle bells for your booties and remember those layers!

Special thanks to our prize sponsors:

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Landry’s Bicycles for providing $25 gift certificates
Colavita USA for the Colavita gift basket
Urban AdvenTours for a coveted “I Bike Boston” T-shirt

Please RSVP
To RSVP for Jingle Ride and Post-Ride Celebration: email us here.
To RSVP for the Post-Ride Celebration ONLY: email us here.
Please include your NAME and NUMBER of PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY.

Ride for a Cause
Each year, we ask participants to make a holiday donation to a local non-profit organization. 100% of donations collected will benefit MassBike.

Donations will be collected at the ride’s starting point. Cash and checks are accepted, payable to MassBike. Suggested donation is $25 per rider.

Not yet a MassBike member?
Donate $40 at the ride and a new one-year membership is included. Member benefits include local bike shop discounts of 10% or more, discounts at bike friendly B&Bs, discounted cycling skills classes, and much more! Visit MassBike.org for full member benefits.

I can’t make the ride, but I will make a tax-deductible donation to MassBike.

I can’t make the ride, but I will join the Open House Holiday Celebration at Lauren Hefferon’s home (email name and number of guests).

Open House Holiday Celebration
After an invigorating ride full of holiday spirit, all riders are invited to the home of Lauren Hefferon, Director and Founder of Ciclismo Classico, for a post-ride holiday celebration with lots of munchies and drinks.

Open House Location Lauren’s House, 13 Marathon Street, Arlington. 3:30pm – 5:30pm

See you on Sunday, December 13 at Jam N’ Java in Arlington Center!


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