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Boston Bacchetta Weekend, July 11,12,13

Written by Boston Biker on Jun 18

July 11, 2008toJuly 13, 2008

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Come join us again this year for 3 days of fun with the bikes we love to ride.
Friday July 11th
We will be starting off the weekend with a Evening tour of the Watch City, Waltham Ma. Dinner at a great little Mexican restaurant and afterwards a ride around the Charles River. We will finish the Evening with a stop at a great brewery named after the city known worldwide for the Waltham Watch, aka: The American Waltham Watch. The City is also known for The Orient Bicycle, one of the finest bicycles ever made.
Saturday July 12th
We will start with a breakfast ride around Boston’s Metro West and finish at Belmont Wheelworks for a day of Recumbent Demo. We will have the full line of Bacchetta bikes to test ride and free Bacchetta bike fittings. Come by if your thinking about getting into recumbents and dont know where to start. This will be the perfect day to try any model and talk to some of the people that make Bacchetta the one bike to ride and own. Last Demo, 5:30
Sunday July 13th
We will start with an extended ride for those looking for something a little longer. The roads in the Boston area on Sunday morning are for the most part free of traffic and is perfect for riding your Bacchetta and enjoying the full Southern New England Splendor.
At 2:00 Lucinda Chandler, The first Women to ride a Catrike solo cross country, will speak for an hour about here incredible journey, Here is a bit of whet to expect:

MONTHS AFTER SPINAL SURGERY, RECOVERING FROM LEG PARALYSIS AND CANCER SURGERY, LUCINDA CHANDLER CYCLES ON A RECUMBENT TRIKE, ALONE, ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AS A PERSONAL CHALLENGE
Cycling for 58 days, eight to twelve hours a day – no flat tires the entire trip
Thinking about cycling all day, up hills, in unrelenting heat, rain or into strong headwinds all the way across the United States or would you just like to hear about someone who did?
The following topics are covered in this tale of adventure: Inspiration & Motivation- increasing your physical and mental fitness level, Making the Most of All Life Experiences – positive and negative, Planning & Goal Setting, Choosing Equipment & Apparel, Resources and Alternatives.
Hear about an extraordinary adventure and learn how to prepare for your own.
Quotes from Lucinda during her cycling cross country journey –
“…not able to make it to my destination for the night and had to camp, alone, along-side the road behind some bushes…a bottle came hurling from a car window landing not too far from my tent…sleep just didn’t happen.”
“…after a long, difficult day…coming out of the store where I had stopped to buy a cold drink…I was so disappointed to see that my bike was still there….that no one had stolen it…of course, what I would have done if it had not been there was not a rational thought at the time.”
Have you done something spectacular in your lifetime? Now, is the time to do something really awesome!
Lucinda Chandler, Cross Country Cyclist, USA

We will also have Bicycle Demos going on until 4:30 back at Wheelworks.
The event is Free. Riders need to bring only cash for food and drink and there recumbent bicycle for the rides. Demos will be held after the morning tours on Saturday and Sunday and are open to anybody. Please respond to Scott at [email protected], or Mike at, [email protected] if your planning to attend. This will give us an idea of how we can make the event one to remember. More info to follow as we get closer to the date.


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Southie Summer Tournament: Bike Polo!

Written by Boston Biker on May 30

July 12, 2008toJuly 13, 2008

Come on out, bring your best mallet, and your shittiest bike cause thing are gonna get awesome real fast!

southie summer tournament

July 12: Standard double-elimination tournament with prizes and trophies and glory!
July 13: GRUDGE MATCHES! Pick up games! Other events to be determined! More prizes!

Sponsors so far include Revolution, Geekhouse, Trimount Iron Works, and BostonBiker.org (thats us!). More to come!

Here is a map to the court.


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