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4/29 Is The Boston Neighborhood Bike Forum

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 27

From the email:

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The Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! project will be hosting a Boston Neighborhood Bike Forum on Saturday, April 29th in Dudley Square. This event is meant to bring together Boston residents to connect, share, learn and envision what biking could be in our neighborhoods.
The save the date is below (and attached) and a link to the Facebook event can be found here. Please share as you see fit and stay tuned for more details.


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Go Boston 2030

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26

from Livable Streets:

After two years and feedback from thousands of people, the City of Boston is releasing its Go Boston 2030 Vision & Action Plan

LivableStreets has been involved throughout the Go Boston 2030 planning process to ensure that our city keeps moving forward. This plan wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of advocates like you.

Will you join us in celebrating the release?

Go Boston 2030 Vision & Action Plan Release
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00 – 8:00PM
@ Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Cost: Free with RSVP

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Childcare and language interpretation services will be available, and refreshments will be served starting at 5:15pm. If you’re unable to attend the evening discussion panel, there will also be an announcement with Mayor Walsh at 11am and a day-long exhibition, both at the BPL. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for event updates throughout the day!

We hope to see you at the Boston Public Library on March 7th!

LivableStreets Alliance

http://www.livablestreets.info/


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Hubway Update

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26

Calling all designers, programmers, civic minds, artists, students & data geeks!
Join this year’s challenge to bring more than 5 million Hubway trips to life — plus the chance to win great prizes! Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville invite you to get your creative juices flowing for the 2017 Hubway Data Challenge presented by Microsoft.

Where and when do Hubway users ride? How far do they go? Which stations are most popular? Which days yield the most rides? How do rider patterns differ between members & casual riders? How does weather affect usage? Simply download the Hubway trips data and get as creative as you like. Enter your project by April 10th for your chance to win one of six prize packages (including cash) valued at over $1,200 each!

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Save the Date — April 28th

Our expert judges will award winners in 5 categories, plus a public vote for the People’s Choice award, at the 2017 Hubway Data Challenge presented by Microsoft Awards Ceremony & Seasonal Celebration at the Microsoft New England Research & Design (NERD) Center in Cambridge. More details to follow.

Free Data Visualization Crash Course — March 16th

Want to learn the basics of data visualization and get the skills you need to participate in the Challenge? You’re invited to a free Data Visualization Crash Course offered by our friends at General Assembly Boston. Space is limited to the first 100 people who sign up, so register early.

Do You Enjoy Good (and Free) Food?

Thanks to Data Challenge event sponsor B.GOOD, attendees of the General Assembly course and our NERD Center Awards Ceremony will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious wholesome food that people feel good about eating. As part of the Data Challenge prize package, winners will also receive 7 days of free B.GOOD via the B.GOOD Family App.
Additional prizes provided by Hubway and

Boston stations coming out of hibernation beginning next week

More good news out of Hubway HQ! Weather permitting, stations based in Boston will begin deployment for the season next week. The full schedule is still to be determined, so check the Hubway blog for specific station updates to see when your favorite stations are returning. View the station map or your Hubway app to see real-time station, dock, and bike availability.

Where To Ride

Looking for places to ride Hubway?
Want to brush up on your riding skills?
Interested in a group ride?

Check out our full list of upcoming local events, festivals, rides, and classes. Here are some coming up in the next few weeks.



Mon 2/27, 11-11:30am    Public Sing Along
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Mon 2/27, 1-2pm    Nonfiction Book Group
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Tue 2/28, 6-8pm    Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meeting
One Main Street, 1st Floor, East Arcade Conference Room, Cambridge


Tue 2/28, 7-8pm    Boudreau Knitting Group
Boudreau Branch Library, 245 Concord Ave, Cambridge


Tue 3/7, 7-9pm    Central Square Social Club
Central Square Branch Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge


Sun 3/12, 9:30-11:30am    Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts State Finals
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington street, Boston

Thu 3/16, 6:30-8:30pm    GA + Hubway Present: Free Data Visualization Crash Course
General Assembly, 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston

Visit the full Hubway events calendar. Have an event we should include? Tweet it to us @Hubway with hashtag #WhereToRide.

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Imagining A More Connected Franklin Park

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 15

From Livable Streets:
Do you live, work or play near Franklin Park? Do you have ideas about improving access to the park?

If the answer is YES, please join Imagine Boston 2030, Boston Parks & Recreation and the Franklin Park Coalition to (re)imagine Franklin Park and answer key questions about connectivity, access, and park facilities.

Event Details:
Imagining Franklin Park
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Franklin Park Golf Course Function Room
@ 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester
The Emerald Network, a LivableStreets Alliance initiative, envisions a seamless network of greenways that will connect every neighborhood to open space, transit, and jobs. Connectivity to and through Franklin Park is very important to the success of our work, and the larger Network. We hope you will attend the event and voice your support!

This session is a part of the City of Boston’s Imagine Boston 2030initiative. This initiative will define a vision for Boston leading up to its 400th birthday and beyond, and create a road map to realize that vision. To learn more about the initiative and track its progress, read the city’s strategic plan ‘Expanding Opportunityand share your opinions in the survey here. 

We hope to see you there!


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Bikes Not Bombs Update

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 09

From the email:

Register for the Bike-A-Thon starting March 1st!
Bike-A-Thon Registration Opens March 1st!

We’ve got exciting news about this year’s Bike-A-Thon!! We are thrilled to announce that we will have a Century (100 mile) route!

This year we are going to switch things around a bit and offer 10, 30, 50 and 100 mile routes, in order to ensure we have a route for all of our amazing riders! Registration will open on Wednesday March 1st and will be half-priced through the month of March, start getting your team together!

We need skilled 'packing' volunteers!
Container Packing Volunteer Training!

Ever wonder how our containers get packed? Been to a container loading before and eager to be on the inside of the container packing bikes? Come to a short training session February 25th to learn BNB’s distinct packing method from our expert packer volunteers! We’re in need of skilled volunteers who can help us pack 500-600 bikes in our containers 8 times a year. Come to this training to learn how!

An Earn-A-Bike student works on his bike
Apply for Youth Programs

Spring is around the corner! We’re accepting applications for Adult Instructor Training (AIT), Earn-A-Bike (EAB) and Girls In Action (GIA). AIT will be from March 6th to the 22nd running Monday – Wednesday from 6-9pm, and EAB will be from March 27th – April 27th running MondayThursday4-7pm. Girls In Action, which is an all girls version of Earn-A-Bike, will be from May 1st – June 1st running MondayThursday 4-7pm.

Questions? Contact Jerrone Elliot at 617-522-0222×102 or email [email protected].

Visit the Bike Shop!
Winter at the Bike Shop

This month get a special Winter Overhaul, a discounted rate on labor from the usual $200 to $150. Bring your bike by Mon – Sat for a free estimate to see if a winter overhaul is right for your bike. And, remember our large selection of used parts are now 50% off.

We’re hiring a Full-Time Mechanic to join the team. Please help us spread the word about this position, or apply yourself! Things are on sale at the Shop!

Upcoming Clinics:
Mon 2/13 7-9pm Femmechanics
Mon 3/6 7-9pm AEAB Alumni Night

Can you volunteer in our office?
Help Pack a Container to Village Bicycle Project!

On Sunday February 26th join us at our warehouse in Dorchester to pack 500+ bikes for Village Bicycle Project in Ghana. We’ll be packing from 9am-6pmrain or shine (or snow!).

Breakfast and lunch are served, drop in for an hour or stay all day! Please RSVP online.

Are you interested in being a corporate sponsor for the Bike-A-Thon?
Seeking Bike-A-Thon Sponsors

We’re looking for sponsors for our 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon! Do you have or know a business that is interested in providing either fiscal or in-kind donations in exchange for getting the word out to over 800 riders and volunteers?

The Bike-A-Thon will be on Sunday June 4th, check out more details about in-kind and fiscal sponsorships and email any questions to Annie Hamilton at [email protected]

Join us for a social with One Brick Boston!
One Brick Boston Social

Join Bikes Not Bombs for a joint social with our partner One Brick Boston, a nonprofit which provides volunteers to support a variety of nonprofits and causes throughout the Boston area. Starting at 6:00pmon Wednesday, March 8, we will mix and mingle at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. We’re looking forward to getting to know more about one another and having a great time! Please RSVP to confirm your space.


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The Word On The Street

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      This past weekend Sophie and Brian took a trip to Alexandria, BA for Bike!Bike! Southeast a “conference” of community bike projects. Bike!Bike! serves as a way for a wide variety of groups that use bikes to make a social impact to engage wi... Continue reading →
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    • Bike!Bike! Southeast 2017 March 23, 2017
      This past weekend Sophie and Brian took a trip to Alexandria, BA for Bike!Bike! Southeast a “conference” of community bike projects. Bike!Bike! serves as a way for a wide variety of groups that use bikes to make a social impact to engage wi... Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Introduces Unicorn Madness March 19, 2017
      Tweet Vote today for your favorite in Round 1! This month, Hubway is introducing a tournament of its own by celebrating its 8 uniquely wrapped bikes, also knows as “unicorns.” Get to know the unicorns, join the fun, win prizes … Continue reading →
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    • Historic Middlesex Canal Bike Tour – Saturday April 1st March 19, 2017
      TweetThe Middlesex Canal Association Presents: Spring Bicycle Tour of Historic Middlesex Canal   On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Middlesex Canal Association will present its spring bicycle tour of the Middlesex Canal.  The Canal was the “big dig” of the … Continue reading →
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    • Call And Email The Mayor, Let Him Know You Want A Better Bicycling Budget! March 15, 2017
      TweetFrom The BCU: Email Script Below is a template for emails to Mayor Walsh. Please personalize it and add your own information. The more personal details, the more effective the letter will be. Don’t forget to forward it to your … Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Will Be Closed For The Crazy Weather March 13, 2017
      TweetDuh, but you know still a heads up. Hello Hubway rider, Due to the inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 14th, for the safety of our riders and staff. Once the closure has begun, no bikes can … Continue reading →
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    • Livable Streets Update March 13, 2017
      TweetWhat’s happening Become a Street Ambassador We are launching our Street Ambassador program for 2017 to directly engage the public in our Better Buses and Longwood Areacampaigns. We need volunteers who are passionate about improving transportation and are willing to help us … Continue reading →
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    • Thing A Week 10: Rubber Stamp March 12, 2017
      I needed a rubber stamp to mark the packages I was sending out from my etsy store, so I figured…why not make one. I didn’t have any stamp rubber laying around, or the tools to carve it…so I started by making both of those. I had a little bit of mold max 60 left over […]
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    • The Future Of Boston Is In Your Hands March 8, 2017
      TweetFrom Livable Streets: After two years of outreach, dozens of workshops, and thousands of comments from people like you, the City of Boston has released its GoBoston 2030 Vision & Action Plan, an unprecedented roadmap for the region’s mobility future. … Continue reading →
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Gets New Executive Director March 8, 2017
      Tweet Meet Elijah Evans, Our New Executive Director! Bikes Not Bombs is pleased to announce that Elijah Evans will be joining us as our new Executive Director. Elijah has a lifelong commitment to social justice and has the passion, vision, … Continue reading →
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