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Ride To Taza, Chocolate Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 02

December 5, 2009
9:00 am

Seriously how could you go wrong, there is going to be an open house at Taza chocolates…makers of fantastically delicious chocolates. Even if you don’t go on this ride you should check out this event.

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RozzieBikes will be riding to the Taza Chocolate Open House in Somerville on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Check out their web site at http://www.tazachocolate.com/ for information about them.

The open house starts at 10 am, so we’ll leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 9:15 am and ride up the Emerald Necklace, stopping at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse for a few minutes between 9:30 and 9:40 before heading on to Somerville. We’ll use a lot of bike paths and bike lanes in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge and try to head home before noon. The weather is supposed to be nice, but we’ll cancel if it is raining hard and maybe if it is snowing hard… Helmets are required, as usual. The round trip should be under 20 miles. Dress warmly, but not quite as heavily as you think you should; on a ride this long, you’ll generate quite a bit of heat. Wear warm gloves, though.

Contact Doug Mink at [email protected] if you have any questions.


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MassBike Annual Meeting and Sprints

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 08

December 9, 2009
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

From the MassBike website, this looks like a good time.

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Beer, Free Snacks, Roller Sprints Racing, Good Times!

This year’s Annual Meeting, a fun, open-to-the-public event, will be held at Coogan’s Pub in Boston.

Come out and join us Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00-9:00pm. The annual meeting will start at 6pm, with a quick review of our 2009 successes with Executive Director David Watson, followed by Q&A. Learn what MassBike has been up to and hear about our future plans.

Then the real fun starts! You can get a drink from the bar and enjoy some free snacks donated by Coogan’s. We will be watching a great short movie “The Impossible Journey” by John Bonner. After you have a drink (or two) and are limbered up, we are going to have Roller Sprints provided by Open Bicycle!

If you have never experienced the fun and excitement of indoor roller racing, now is your chance! Picture two bicycles side by side on rollers (don’t worry, they use a fork stand, you don’t need to balance), the crowd counts down 3,2,1 and they are off! The first person to pedal 300 meters wins! High drama, loads of fun, and thrilling to watch! Come out, challenge your friends, challenge yourself, or maybe just watch other people go for the win! Bicycles provided so you don’t even need to have your bike to race! This is a great time, and something you don’t want to miss.

The Details:
What: MassBike Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday December 9th 6pm to 9pm
Where: Coogan’s Pub, 171 Milk Street, Boston
Why: Beer, free snacks, good people, Roller Sprints!
Cost: Free (suggested donation to support MassBike $5)


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Second Annual Boston Bikes Report Event

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 20

December 10, 2009
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

Want to know what the city has been up to? Come check out their annual presentation. Went last year, it was informative.

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Second Annual Boston Bikes Report Event by Nicole Freedman, Director of Mayor Menino’s Boston Bikes

Hosted by LivableStreets Alliance
Thursday, December 10, 6:30-8:00 PM (doors open at 6)
@ Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St

Free and open to the public

Nicole Freedman, Director of the Boston Bikes Program, will present her second annual report on the past achievements and future goals of the Mayor’s efforts to create a “world class bicycling city.” Ms. Freedman will discuss plans for the city’s bike sharing program, bike lanes and off-road networks, bike parking facilities, youth programs, bike festivals, and more.


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Cogs For Cans Charity Race

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 11

December 13, 2009
3:00 pm

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Sunday December 13th, 3pm Stony Brooks T Stop JP

I also am sponsoring this race with a head badge.

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Center Street Action Plan

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 16

December 16, 2009
6:30 pm

Got this a bit late, but if you are interested in the future of this little part of Boston you should show up and tell them to put in good shit for bikers.

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CENTRE SOUTH ACTION PLAN

Please join the Jamaica Plain Centre & South Street Corridor Advisory Group and the project consultants McMahon and Associates at our next meeting where we will be continuing our discussion on streetscape palette and transportation alternatives for the Centre & South Street Corridor.

Wednesday, December 16th
6:30-8:30pm

Julia Martin House
90 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain
(right next to Stop and Shop in Hyde Square)

For more information, please contact:
Ines Palmarin, BRA Senior Planner
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA
PHONE: 617.918.4434
EMAIL: [email protected]


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