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Bikes Not Bombs – Girls In Action Spring Session

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 07

May 2, 2008toJune 27, 2008

GIRLS IN ACTION – Spring session

May 2nd – June 27th
Fridays 4:00-6:30, with occasional Saturday events

In Girls In Action, girls ages 10-13 have the opportunity to engage in basic bicycle mechanics, bicycle outings, sleepovers, arts and crafts and discussions on girls’ issues. It’s a good time for any girl who likes bikes and wants some positive time with a cool group of girls! The group is also invited to all of the Saturday morning youth bike rides, and does some of its own girls-only Saturday outings.
Program cost is $15-$30 for the whole session (scholarships available).

Contact Christina Illarmo at 617-522-0222 or [email protected]
Download the application and flyer at http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/youth

PS: The Winter session of Girls In Action is bustling with activity as I write!

PPS: I just came across this video again and remember how much fun it is to watch, it was done at our old space by the PBS television show Curious George, see here and click on Fixing Bikes to see some former Girls In Action and other youth participants!


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Power To The Pedals

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 21

May 10, 2008
10:00 am

power to the pedalsPower to the Pedals: May 10, 2008

Power to the Pedals is the first charity ride to help find a cure for our feverish planet Earth! On May 10, 2008 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, Power to the Pedals starts in Arlington Heights and takes a lovely tour through Lexington, Concord and Carlisle. Lots of prizes, a planet-friendly vegetarian meal, and a wonderful day for the whole family. A few free loaner bikes are available – just let us know in advance. Only $10 to register, minimum pledge of $50 to make it accessible to lots of people – but larger donations are needed and most welcome! Donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit the Northeast Climate Confluence, a youth-organized summer conference educating on global warming, sustainability and political action. Get more information and sign up at http://www.constitution411.org/climate/pedals. This ride donates $1/rider to MassBike to support bicycling advocacy.


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Mud Sweat And Tears

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 19

April 12, 2008
April 22, 2008
April 29, 2008
May 10, 2008

muddy bike

It’s racing for people who think that their clothes should be a whole lot dirtier after the race than they were before.

Saturday 4/12 – Sludgement Day: The Day of Wreckoning – Randall’s Island Cyclocrossterium Circuit Races. Rat Pack Hustle sprint competition. Side events like skid-hockey, mudsprints, grasstrackstands.
Tuesday 4/22 – Randall’s Island Tracklocross. Grasstrack racing.
Tuesday 4/29 – Randall’s Island Tracklocross. Grasstrack racing. Maybe your bruises have healed by now. Maybe not.
Saturday, 5/10 – Harlemegeddon Cyclocross Alleycatastrophe – The Uptown Beatdown. A full-length NYC alleycat featuring offroad checkpoints in Northern Manhattan. Come get tired.

Hello folks. This is mattio from New York City, and I am right now standing on top of the Empire State Building with a big goddamn bullhorn aimed in your general direction, yelling at the top of my lungs about a race series that me and some ruffian motherfuckers known as Team Wreck Stuff are throwing this spring.

Prizes and points will be awarded for each event. The prizes are for you to take home and email your parents about. The points count toward an overall classification, and the people with the biggest numbers when we’re done will get more things to take home and email your disapproving parents about.

Sponsors include: Continuum Cycles, Affinity Cycles, Mer Bags, Fabric Horse, Laek House, Visitor Design, Mishka NYC, Profile Racing, Ghostship Clothing, Keirin Culture… with many more to come!

We’ll keep up-to-date information on this piece of technology.

Invite your friends and those enemies who you spend too much time smiling at and wish to destroy on the racing grounds of Randall’s Island. Carpool. Take the Chinatown Bus. Come to NYC and race at one of the last places that’s still quiet enough to cause trouble at night.


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