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Imagine a giant figure 8 loop around the downtown core of the city of dedicated car free cycle tracks for cyclists.
I really like this idea, I think it has potential as not only a way to see all the historic sights in Boston, but also as a downtown Bike Freeway system. Providing a way to get around the core of the city (and beyond) on a high capacity dedicated bike way.
Most importantly it can be used as an foundation to build future infrastructure from. Check out this meeting and attend to support this great idea!
got this in the email
Spread the word! Nov 21st 6pm
Crucial meeting: Support a cycletrack on Causeway St!
The Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail is a proposal for “a family-friendly bicycle loop around downtown Boston.” To make Causeway Street family-friendly will require a physically separate bike lane (a.k.a. cycletrack) for bikes, and new improvements for pedestrians. The Boston Cyclists Union, LivableStreets Alliance, MassBike and WalkBoston invite you to show up and speak up at a meeting presenting a new plan for Causeway Street — a crucial link the proposed Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail downtown.
SAVE THE DATE:
Public Meeting on Causeway redesign
Thurs., Nov. 21
110 Canal St.
Find more information on the Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail here.
Tags: awesome, cycle track, down town, Historic
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Live in a tiny tiny tiny apartment, don’t want to keep your bike outside? Try bike nest.
Tags: bike hanger, bike nest, kickstarter, video
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Looks pretty cool, and they are pretty close to their goal. I am digging this movement towards fashionable, city bike based, transportation oriented cycling. I am thinking in a couple years we will start seeing cargo bikes, city bikes, parents with kids on bikes, and a lot more diverse population of folks riding to work. To the future!
Check them out if you see something you like.
Tags: buca boot, kickstarter, storage
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Bummer, I was looking forward to this…will keep you in the loop. From the city:
Tags: helmethub, launch, postponed
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Check these awesome events out, free classes, and free refreshments!:
On Thursday, September 12, we’re hosting an event with Elevate Destinations at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop from 7:00-8:00pm. Please join us for light refreshments and a presentation about Elevate’s amazing Cycle & Service trip happening this Thanksgiving in India. Enjoy a glass of wine or a mango lassi and a samosa while learning about this two week itinerary spent biking across the Tamil Nadu region and volunteering for four days.Bring friends! It’s sure to be a great event at your favorite neighborhood bike shop.
You can find this event on facebook here, and see the full itinerary of the trip at http://elevatedestinations.
Mention you heard about this at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and receive $250 off your trip!
See you on the road,
and the Staff at
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
|Two free classes in September!Get To Know Your Bike
Thursday, September 5, 7-8pmat Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
We’ll review the basics of how your bike works to help you become a more confident cyclist. We’ll cover brake adjustments, gear use, proper tire pressure, and chain lubrication, plus anything else you have questions about that we have time to answer! This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to Get To Know Your Bike here.
at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
Watch and learn as we demonstrate how to fix a flat tire. Questions are welcome. This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to the Flat Fixing Demo here.
|Road Bike Rides Training for a triathlon or charity ride? Want to learn to get more out of your fitness ride? Join us for bi-weekly road bike rides. We leave from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at7:00am SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Our usual route goes out to a 4-mile loop, so you can ride just 4 miles or go for 8 miles, 12 miles, etc. Take it at your own pace!
For more info, stop by the shop or call 617-524-2453.
|Intermediate Mountain Bike Rides To join our Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, call 617-524-2453 or email Biagio. The ride meets Sundays at 4:00pm.
Is this the right ride for me?
This is an intermediate ride. The main goal is to get out in the woods and have some fun on our bikes. We expect at least a basic familiarity with trail riding. . . (READ MORE)
Tags: Classes, Ferris Wheels, free events
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Below is the update from Boston Bikes (the city), I am pretty stoked about the HelmetHub vending machines, I got to see them being made, and the final product looks pretty damn amazing.
Volunteer for Boston’s Annual Counts & Safety Campaign
Boston Bikes is seeking volunteers for two important projects:
- Count cyclists during the Boston Bikes annual counts. These counts help shape policy and infrastructure changes. Dates and times as follows: September 15 to October 7. 7 AM-9 AM and 4 PM -6 PM.Minimum shifts are two hours.
- Spread the word about bike safety during Boston’s Urban Cycling Safety Campaign. Put flyers on bicycles or be a riding ambassador. Dates and times as follows: September 15 to October 7th. Flexible times. Minimum shifts are two hours.
Join Boston Bikes Advisory Group. Apply now.
Boston Bikes is seeking applicants to become to be part of the Boston Bikes Advisory Group (BBAG). The BBAG will advise the Director of Boston Bikes on priorities related to cycling in Boston and serve as a liaison to the cycling community. Applications are due September 13, 2013.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
12:30pm - Boston Public Library
Join Mayor Tom Menino, Boston Bikes, and Hubway in a ribbon cutting ceremony for HelmetHub, Boston’s helmet vending machines. HelmetHub will provide a way for cyclists to rent or purchase a helmet at Hubway stations. Ceremony takes place outside at the Hubway station.
Other volunteer opportunities
One time opportunities:
East Boston Makers & Movers event. We are looking for volunteers to staff tables where attendees will have the chance to design signage, help orient bike parking, and learn about bike safety. Friday, September 6, 3-6pm. Contact Mariko Davidson at mariko.davidson@
Do you like WordPress? We are seeking a volunteer webmaster who can help us troubleshoot. This is a long-term opportunity, that requires few hours of work. You must be a quick responder who has extensive knowledge of and experience working with WordPress. Contact [email protected]
$5 Subsidized Hubway Memberships
The City of Boston offers $5 annual Hubway memberships to residents of Boston who are receiving public assistance or have low incomes. These
memberships also includes a free helmet.
Visit: http://www.bostonbikes.org/programs/subsidized-hubway-memberships/ for more information about the program.
Contact Najah Shakir at 617-918-4343 to see if you qualify or for more information.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Attend these upcoming public meetings to voice your support or criticism of bike facilities in the following areas.
Cycle-track around Public Garden
Wednesday, September 18th
6pm – 8pm
127 Mount Vernon Street, Beacon Hill
Boston Bikes is seeking applicants to become to be part of the Boston Bikes Advisory Group (BBAG). The BBAG will advise the Director of Boston Bikes on priorities related to cycling in Boston and serve as a liaison to the cycling community.
Tags: Boston Bikes, helmet hub, volunteer
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Seriously the metal worker in me is drooling over this thing…and made in the USA to boot!
Tags: bike bell, kick starter, video
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Saw this in the email, if you are looking for a deal this might be a good one:
The Massachusetts legislature has declared that the weekend of August 10 and 11 is free of sales tax for all purchases up to $2500!! We are so excited that we are going to give you an additional 6% discount* on all new merchandise in the store, and if you pay with cash, check or debit card we’ll add an additional 2% discount*, so our retail price is discounted 8%.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 10-11
Tax-free: 6.25%Our discount: 6%Discount for cash: 2%TOTAL SAVINGSwith cash/check/debit: 14.25%
So whether you need a pump, a helmet, lights, or a bicycle, come on down and enjoy the savings.BEAT THE RUSH – PLEASE! Come shop any time this week to pick out your new bicycle. Come in this weekend to complete your purchase, get your discounts, and take home your new bike! It’s as simple as that.
Tags: Ferris bike shop, sale, tax free
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