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Green Building Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 20

August 23, 2008
9:30 amto11:30 am

MassBike and the Emerging Green Builders are putting on a sweet green architecture ride. This Satureday August 23rd join Boston’s Emerging Green Builders for a bike tour of green buildings in Boston!

Meet at the Children’s Museum at 9:30 and ride until 11:30.

Feel free to bring a bagged lunch to eat after on the Esplanade and get to know some other EGBers.

Boston’s Emerging Green Builders mission is to provide students and young professionals affordable and accessible resources for integration into the growing green building industry. See http://bostonnegb.ning.com.


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Berkshire Brevets 2008

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 07

February 7, 2008
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The Berkshire Brevets are a series of randonneur cycling events in Western Massachusetts. If you enjoy century rides and challenging events, you will find randonnueur cycling a rewarding experience. The randonneur season is broken into a series of brevets of 200 km, 300 km, 400 km, and 600 km, a team 24 hr., and a final event of 1200 km. The goal of the randonneur cyclist is to complete all events within time limits. You can expect about 3,000 ft. of climbing for each 100 km. Each brevet is designed to challenge and prepare the long distance cyclists for the next ride in the series and act as a qualifier for Paris – Brest – Paris (1200 km) and other 1200 Km events throughout the world. The purpose of the Berkshire Brevets is to introduce cyclists in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut to the sport of randonneur cycling and to offer alternate dates for riders wishing to qualify for 1200 Km events such P-B-P The next Paris – Brest – Paris is in August 2011.

The Berkshire Brevets are organized and hosted by the Northeast Sport Cyclists Bicycle Club and New Horizons Sports.

Randonneur cycling is long distance (endurance) cycling with minimal or no support. A brevet is not a race, although the ride is timed and some riders will seek a personal best time, the primary goal is simply to finish. The style of riding is characterized by various rules and traditions that date to 1891 in France when the first Paris – Brest – Paris race was held. When one participates in brevet events, one is part of worldwide brotherhood of cyclists, with over 116 years of history and legend.

More info and registration here.


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