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Bike Travel Film Festival

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 30

Another email about a cool event

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Bay State Bike Week is coming, and one of its highlights is the 3rd Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival on May 17th at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.

It is the only film festival in the USA to focus specifically on bike travel – in one night, you’ll travel from Mongolia to India, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and through Egypt during the Arab Spring. Despite the worldly focus, the festival is a benefit for Massbike!

I am certain it is also the only film festival to feature a Cookie Showcase of Arlington’s best bakeries – which is what happens when event planners have a sweet tooth. We have a Great Jersey Giveaway featuring jerseys from many local and national bike groups. Plus, one lucky attendee will win a free Italian cycling vacation from title sponsor Ciclismo Classico! Get your tickets today (just $10 for advance purchase!) at http://regenttheatre.com/details/the_world_on_wheels

For more info, please see www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest


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MassBike Bike Night And Fashion Show

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 30

from the email, looks like a good time. See their website for more details.

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The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) will celebrate its 35th anniversary in style, with a bicycle fashion show and silent auction focusing on functional, fashionable cycling apparel. Bike Night: “Beyond the Spandex” presented by The Westin Waterfront and MassBike will take place May 3rd, 2012 from 6:30 – 9pm at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

This benefit will bring together the cycling community from around the state for a special night of food, fun, and bicycle fashion, all supporting the advocacy and education MassBike has been doing for the past 35 years to support better bicycling in Massachusetts. The event will include a cocktail reception, seated three course dinner, silent auction and raffle, as well as a fashion show showcasing the best in urban bicycle fashion.

As David Watson, Executive Director of MassBike explained, “Bicycling is an increasingly popular transportation choice, and we want to show everyone that biking is a practical, fun, stylish option for all types of people.”

The fashion show will include items from Ibex, Hincapie, Sock Guy, Swrve, Nuu-Muu, REI, Brompton, Rudy Project, Defeet, Geekhouse, Club Ride, EMS, and many more!

Throughout the evening, attendees will have a chance to buy raffle tickets to win one of three urban commuter bicycles from Trek, Specialized and Giant. In addition to the raffle there will be a silent auction with a number of premium items from Bailey Works, Hubway, Sam Adams, Grey Goose Vodka, ZipCar, Road ID, Mavic and more.

Bike Night will be a really special night for the bicycling community – not only will there be wonderful food and entertainment but the event supports the great work MassBike has done for the past 35 years to promote biking as safe, accessible, and fun. From the sponsors and location to food, drinks, and entertainment, this year’s Bike Night is sure to be the bike event that everyone is talking about. Tickets can be purchased online at MassBike.org or by calling 617-
542-2453.


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Rush Hour Race

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 26

I have wanted to do this FOR YEARS! I wonder if they will let people not involved race, I think I can say with some small satisfaction that I would WRECK this race. Maybe I should organize one of these…

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Somerville Bike Breakfast

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 26

Got this in the email, looks like a blast, oh bike week how I love thee!

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Massbike Spins Train Day Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 25

Got this in the email, looks like fun

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What: To celebrate National Train Day, we will follow the routes of parts of the Old Colony and New England Railroads south of Boston. Along the way, we will stop to look at a number of historic railroad stations and talk about the competition between the Old Colony and the New England in the years before and after the Civil War. And you may already know about Whistler’s Mother, but we’ll tell you about Whistler’s father (and uncle), too!

Today, parts of these old railroads are still used by Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad, but many of the branches have been abandoned, and some of them are (hopefully) in the process of being converted into bike paths. Some are even being considered for the restoration of passenger train service.

When and Where: Meet Saturday May 12, 2012, at 9:00 AM at South Station. Make sure that you leave enough time to buy your ticket and get onto the train to Walpole by 9:15!

The route is about 25 miles and most of it is pretty flat and level. We will average about 5 miles per hour, so the ride should be an easy one for most cyclists. We’ll stop to look at the stations in Walpole, Sharon, Easton, Stoughton, and Canton Junction. Many of these are by very important and famous architects. We’ll make a stop for lunch and will finish late afternoon, probably around 5:00. After the ride, we will take the train back to South Station. Helmets required. Steady rain cancels.

This is a MassBike Spins Ride

For more information contact Dick Bauer
857-540-6293


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Cambridge String Theory Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 25

seeing as how I am a huge fan of science, this made me happy, and nice logo!

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Please join our spring ride celebrating science in Cambridge. We’ve planned a route with dozens of sites landmarking innovation throughout the city. We’ll have a special presentation from the Museum of Scienceand food from the Maharaja Restaurant and Trader Joe’s.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19 and check thecambridgebikes.org website for further details.

WHEN
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:15 AM
WHERE
Start: Kendall Square
Finish: Fresh Pond

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Tour Of Somerville Parks

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 18

Got this in the email, looks like fun

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The Somerville Bicycle Committee and Somerville Historic Preservation Commission team up to lead a bicycle tour of Somerville’s parks.

Many of them used to be something other than parks. Ride with us to learn more.

We’ll meet on Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm at Somerville City Hall, leaving promptly at 2:15. The 8-mile ride will go at an easy pace with several stops, and should be finished by around 4:30.

Please bring a $3 donation to support the activities of the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission.

A tentative map of our route is at http://g.co/maps/kyuzt .

This event is part of Bay State Bike Week.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243519835728948/


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Broadway Bicycle School Pancake Breakfast

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 05

Another great event at Broadway

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Stop by and watch as mechanics flip pancakes for your gustatory delight! We are pulling out our collective propane cook stoves and serving it right
with all the fixins. Bring your cameras as we transform the bike shop into an urban campsite or your favorite veritable dirty spoon (and we mean dirty)!

All for FREE! Tuesday, May 15th 8 till 10am

Pedal over and work up that appetite because we are serving up silver dollar sized gobs of batter love till you burst!
Of course we have bottomless coffee. somethings never change…

More info.


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