Upcoming Rides In And Around Dorchester

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 11

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There are a bunch of fun rides coming up with this Saturday August 10th being particularly eventful in and around the neighborhood.   Also a Mayoral forum on Parks and Open Spaces is happening on Thursday next Week.   And check out the route of the Fairmount Greenway the following Saturday August 17th.  See below for details.

  • Saturday Aug 10 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Discover Roxbury Endurance Ride Bike Tour
  • Saturday Aug 10 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mattapan on Wheels Bike fest
  • Saturday Aug 10 midnight – dawn Boston By Bike at Night
  • Thursday Aug 15 7 p.m.  – 9 p.m. Parks and Open Spaces Mayoral Forum
  • Saturday Aug 17 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fairmount Greenway Bike Tour

Saturday Aug 10 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Discover Roxbury Endurance Ride Bike Tour
Meets at Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station
Tickets Adults $10, Children $5

OK. The endurance ride through Roxbury’s hills isn’t as tough as a ride in Nepal! Yet, it is still a bit of a challenge. Don’t think of this as a tour, it’s more of an adventure. On this ride we’ll bike to the top Roxbury’s highest peaks, along some of its major roads, and past historic monuments. Stops will be limited to give us more riding time to cover as much of the neighborhood as possible. At the end of the ride, celebrate with a pub meal in Brigham Circle.  Difficulty: Challenging.
Tickets and Info: https://discoverroxbury.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fd0000003UvOgEAK

Saturday Aug 10 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mattapan on Wheels Bike fest
Mildred Ave. Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan
This 3rd annual family-friendly biking program is put together by the Vigorous Youth of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. The route will take the group by various spots of interest in Mattapan as well as make the connection to the Neponset River Greenway. Bikes and helmets will be provided at no cost to those who need them. For more info and to Register for free, visit http://mattapanonwheels3.eventbrite.com. Rain date August 17.

Saturday Aug 10 midnight – dawn Boston By Bike at Night
Twenty-fifth Annual Tour of Architectural and Historic Sites
Meet at 11:15 PM in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square.
Bring a bicycle with a light and wear something reflective; helmet recommended.
Commemorative T shirts available. Bring something for pot luck breakfast Sunday in Christopher Columbus Park

Please bring a spare inner tube that fits your tires. Sponsored by Back Bay Midnight Pedalers.

In the past this has been 30-ish miles over 7-8 hours, meaning that there are a lot of interesting stops, where I usually learn something new about parts of our city. A few times in the past, the ride has gotten permission to go places that you can otherwise NEVER ride. ’nuff said.
http://bostonbiker.org/2013/08/02/boston-bike-bike-at-night-midnight-ride-2013/

Thursday Aug 15 7 p.m.  – 9 p.m. Parks and Open Spaces Mayoral Forum

You are invited to the Parks and Open Space Mayoral Forum
Come meet the future mayor of our city! This is an exciting time for Boston and we want all the candidates to know that parks count!
Reception begins at 6:30pm forum from 7 – 9 pm
FRANKLIN PARK GOLF CLUBHOUSE 1 Circuit Drive Roxbury, MA 02121
MODERATED BY:
Ted Landsmark, Boston Architectural College President and Derrick Jackson, Boston Globe Columnist
 

Saturday Aug 17 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fairmount Greenway Bike Tour
On August 17th, 2013 the Fairmount Greenway Task Force (FGTF) will host Fairmount Greenway on the Move,  a bike ride aimed highlighting the current projects along the Fairmount Greenway.  A guided group will take participants on tours along the proposed Fairmount Greenway route.  The tour will run from South Bay to Mattapan before returning to Upham’s Corner, which will be at a leisurely pace for the 9 miles ride.

No bike? No problem.  The FGTF will have some bikes available that participants can use, which will be picked up and returned to South Bay. To request a bike e-mail Michelle Moon at [email protected].

Bike Ride Schedule  – August 17th

10:30  Meet at South Bay parking lot with a bike  (Mass Ave side of the parking lot near the Hubway Station)
10:50  Arrive at Upham’s Corner
12:00 Arrive in Mattapan Square – bathroom and water break
12:15  Turn around to bike back to Upham’s Corner (for those who want to complete the loop)
1:00 Arrive back at Upham’s Corner for the Street Fair

Please bring plenty of drinking water and a snack.  Helmets are strongly encouraged to bring and use while on the tour.

Fairmount Greenway on the Move is an excellent way to see the Fairmount Greenway, meet cool people and get outside to have some fun!


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