Events This Weekend

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 21

Going to be a busy bike weekend, despite the weather…stupid rain.

 

(not there is a a little overlap, but I am feeling lazy today and am just going to copy/paste.)

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From Dotbike

 

It’s a big weekend for Bike events in Boston.  There are several rides taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.

  • Discover Roxbury’s Olmsted’s Roxbury bike tour Sat. 9/24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Green Artist Bike Tours during JP Open Studios Sat. 9/24 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Moving Planet Bike Parade Sat. 9/24 2:15 p.m.
  • Boston Bikes Hub on Wheels ride and festival Sun. 9/25 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

See below for info on all these events or check out dotbike.org

Discover Roxbury’s Olmsted’s Roxbury bike tour Sat. 9/24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet at the rear  gates of the Franklin Park Zoo by the Playstead field

Get to know Olmsted’s landscape features and his imprint in Franklin Park and other sites throughout Roxbury. You’ll also learn more about Roxbury in the 1880s, including industrialization, the expansion of street car lines, some of Roxbury’s mansions and more. Helmets are required. Co-presented with the Franklin Park Coalition.

The tour meets at the rear gates of the Franklin Park Zoo by the Playstead field.

[email protected]

Green Artist Bike Tours during JPOS Sat. 9/24 10am-1pm

‘(Re)Cycling thru Work’
Meet at steps of old Blessed Sacrament Church in front of the Cheverus Building: 365 Centre St

** special bonus: the tour will begin with a free breakfast!
** see the full tour schedule at http://goo.gl/jNymc

The first inaugural JPOS bicycle tour! The theme of the bicycle tour is (Re)Cycling thru Work and will include a dozen local artists that use recycled materials and reclaim garbage to create beautiful art. The bicycle tour will allow art enthusiasts to visit individual artist’s studios and speak with the artists themselves – while comfortably cycling from one Jamaica Plain neighborhood to the next.

The bicycle tour will have an official guided three-hour tour Saturday morning led by Bikes Not Bombs youth who will safely lead participants on a slow-paced ride through Jamaica Plain to visit and meet recycling artists. This tour will begin with a bicycle safety check, breakfast, and then a leisurely afternoon of studio visits. The tour will also be self-guided. There will be an iphone app that you can download on the JPOS website and there will be icons on the JPOS artist map that cyclists can use to create their own bike tour.

The only thing you need is a bicycle, helmet, and curiosity. We hope you will join us! Details at http://www.jpopenstudios.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=103

Join DEHC and Dot Bike for the Moving Planet Bike Parade Sat. 9/24 2:15 p.m

Hundreds of Bostonians will be marching, rolling, hollering, hooting, and otherwise merry-making through the streets on Saturday, September 24th to raise awareness about climate change, and your help is needed!

DotBike and the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition (DEHC) will be organizing a group of people biking through Dorchester to the waterfront in downtown Boston for the Moving Planet rally (http://moving-newengland.org/).

The group will meet at Peabody Square at 2:15 p.m. and leave by 2:30, stopping at Columbia Road and Dorchester Ave, and continuing on by 3:00 to bike into downtown Boston. Join the group at one of these stops, or at anywhere along the route! Those taking public transportation can hop on the Red Line and get off at South Station, where parade marshals will be directing festival-goers to the waterfront.

If you’re interested in joining, please email Sarah at [email protected], or check the DEHC website (http://www.dehc.org/) for updates on the event!

Note there is a decorating party taking place on Thursday 9/22 from 11 – 1 at 450 Washington St. to make signs and decorate bikes.  Email or call Sarah for more info.

7th annual Hub On Wheels Sunday 9/25

A Beautiful Ride.

Join us for the 7th annual Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. Experience a car-free Storrow Drive, explore hidden pathways and historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor that you’ve never seen before.
The ride starts and finishes on City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, with three different routes to choose from: 10, 30 and 50 miles. Sign up now for what’s sure to be the best ride of the year. You haven’t seen the Hub until you’ve seen it on wheels.
Note: Some Dot Bikers have expressed an interest in riding with others on this ride.  If you are planning on riding and would like to connect with other Dorchester Riders email [email protected] and we can work to connect people.

An Action-Packed Race.
You won’t want to miss the third annual TD Bank Mayor’s Cup Professional Criterium race, the same weekend. More than two hundred professional racers, including national champions and Olympic cyclists, descend on Government Center to compete for $40,000 in prize money.
The TD Bank Mayor’s Cup is high-speed, spectator-friendly entertainment. Tight packs of professional cyclists will sprint around the course and dive into sharp corners at top speed.

An All-Day Cycling Celebration.
The Boloco Block Party will be in full swing all day long. City Hall Plaza will be one big bike festival with food, music, and an expo. Also be sure to catch the second annual mascot race and the kids’ race, open to any and all cyclists age 3-9.

From JP Bikes

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1. Green Artist Bike Tours during JPOS

‘(Re)Cycling thru Work’
date: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10am-1pm
meeting time: 10am
meeting place: steps of old Blessed Sacrament Church in front of the Cheverus Building: 365 Centre St

** special bonus: the tour will begin with a free breakfast!
** see the full tour schedule at http://goo.gl/jNymc

The first inaugural JPOS bicycle tour! The theme of the bicycle tour is (Re)Cycling thru Work and will include a dozen local artists that use recycled materials and reclaim garbage to create beautiful art. The bicycle tour will allow art enthusiasts to visit individual artist’s studios and speak with the artists themselves – while comfortably cycling from one Jamaica Plain neighborhood to the next.

The bicycle tour will have an official guided three-hour tour Saturday morning led by Bikes Not Bombs youth who will safely lead participants on a slow-paced ride through Jamaica Plain to visit and meet recycling artists. This tour will begin with a bicycle safety check, breakfast, and then a leisurely afternoon of studio visits. The tour will also be self-guided. There will be an iphone app that you can download on the JPOS website and there will be icons on the JPOS artist map that cyclists can use to create their own bike tour.

The only thing you need is a bicycle, helmet, and curiosity. We hope you will join us! Details at http://www.jpopenstudios.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=103

 

(If you want to do the self-guided version of this tour on Sunday, Ren Pilinger from Ferris Wheels is looking for people to do that with)

 

2. Saturday Sept. 24th Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

A global day of action to raise awareness to move ourselves beyond fossil fuels.
On Sept. 24, on the streets of Boston, join a worldwide event – Moving Planet– calling on our elected leaders, businesses and communities to get serious about moving beyond fossil fuels. Come on bike or on foot, by boat, carpool or public transportation! Come with your community, your organization, or simply yourself to help make one big, bold, beautiful statement:

We have the power to build a secure, healthy, just and sustainable future for our children and our planet!

JP convoy to rally
1-1:30 > gather at Bikes Not Bombs Hub (at Brewery) for bike prep (air, lube, etc)
1:30-2 > gathering at First Baptist Chuch (633 Centre St), music and preparations< 2-2:45/3 > biking and walking parade from church to Forest Hills T via centre/south street 3-3:50 > walkers depart on trains, bikes leave en route to Christopher Columbus Park for rally (link to route map below). Decorate your bike for the occasion! 3:50-6pm: Join all the other “moves” which will converge downtown for the Rally for Solutions at Columbus Waterfront Park (Aquarium T). New England will join the rest of the world in a peaceful, festive rally calling on leaders at all levels to take action to speed the transition away from fossil fuels.

Details
on the events happening in the greater Boston area can be found at www.moving–newengland.org.

A map of the bike route from Forest Hills to Christopher Columbus park is here http://g.co/maps/hkbpw

 

3. Hub on Wheels Citywide Bike Ride and Festival. Sunday Sept. 25th

Fully supported rides of 3 lengths (10,30,50 miles), beginning and ending downtown and completely in Boston, car-free Storrow Drive, the Mayor’s Cup bike race, and an all day celebration of cycling in City Hall Plaza. THE cycling event in Boston, and it gets better every year. www.hubonwheels.org.


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  1. By Jed on Sep 23, 2011 | Reply

    …and to keep in mind for next week, the Cambridge Bow Tie ride: http://cambridgebikes.org/Fall2011/Fall2011_Flyer.pdf

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