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Boston By Bike At Night Aug 13 2016

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 04

From this years flyer:


Twenty eighth annual tour of architectural and historic sites.

  • Meet at 11:15 pm aug 13th in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square
  • Bring a bicycle with a light and wear something reflective.  Helmet recommended
  • Commemorative T shirts available.  Bring something for pot luck breakfast Sunday in Christopher Columbus Park.
  • Please bring a spare inner tube that fits your tires.
  • Sponsored by the Back Bay Midnight Pedalers

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Hubway Turns 5 Today!

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 04

To celebrate they are throwing a bunch of parties!

See below, from Hubway.


Join us for 5 parties in 5 days!

Free coffee from our friends at Pavement Coffeehouse and KooKoo Cafe … Ice cream from JP Licks and Ben & Jerry’s … Appetizers from Cambridge Brewing Company … Free t-shirts for Hubway members … Complimentary 24-hour passes for all … A chance to win one of five $100 gift cards from New Balance (no purchase nece … This is how Hubway does birthdays! Join us as we celebrate five years of bike share in metro-Boston with five days of pop-up celebrations throughout the area. Hubway Ambassadors will be at the stations to greet you with guaranteed docks, but don’t be late — you must arrive during the specified times, or you’ll miss all the fun (and cool stuff).

Day 1: Boston

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BOYLSTON / MASS AVE HUBWAY STATION
New Balance Boston Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free small coffee from Pavement Coffeehouse’s Berklee location (1096 Boylston). More info.

Day 2: Cambridge

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ONE KENDALL SQUARE HUBWAY STATION
Custom Cambridge Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free chicken wings or shishito peppers with dinner
at Cambridge Brewing Company. More info.

Day 3: Somerville

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DAVIS SQUARE HUBWAY STATION
Limited-edition Somerville Hubway t-shirt for members.
Free scoop of ice cream from JP Licks (4 College Ave).
More info.

Day 4: Open Newbury Street, Boston

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
NEWBURY / HEREFORD HUBWAY STATION
Experience a car-free Newbury Street 10am-6pm! Check in with an Ambassador at the Hubway station 12pm-1pm to get your free New Balance Boston Hubway t-shirt (members only), and pick up a free scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (174 Newbury). More info.

Day 5: Brookline

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BROOKLINE VILLAGE HUBWAY STATION
Specially-designed Brookline Hubway t-shirt for members. Free small coffee from KooKoo Cafe.
More info.

Bonus Day 6 at Fenway Park!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 | 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
YAWKEY WAY AT BOYLSTON ST. HUBWAY STATION
Did we say 5 days of celebrations? We meant 6, because Hubway’s 6th year officially begins with help from our friends at MassBike at the launch ofguaranteed dock service for all home games in August. Save yourself some hassle by taking Hubway to the game.

For the first August home game on the 9th, members can meet Hubway Ambassadors at the station before the game for a free Hubway birthday t-shirt and enter the drawing (no purchase necessary) for one of the $100 New Balance gift cards. More info.


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I Am Heading Out To The Corn!

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 22

I am going to be doing my 5th (!) RAGBRAI next week.

It’s going to be hot, and fun, try not to break anything while I am gone.

 

Read some past RAGBRAI stories here.


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Babes Bike Boston 2!

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 09

Its happening AGAIN. The Babes Bike Boston race is back!

From Femmechanics:

Femmechanics (https://femmechanics.wordpress.com/) is hosting our 2nd annual alleycat next Saturday July 16th! BBB is an alleycat for FTW (femme and/or trans* and/or women) riders of all biking abilities, so if this is you please join us! Registration opens at 2pm at Copley square and the race/ride starts at 4. There will be two route options: a shorter more casual ride and a longer traditional alleycat. If you’re new to alleycats don’t worry! Ask questions before or we can talk you through it at registration. There’s a $5 suggested donation as a fundraiser for Femmechanics — which is entirely volunteer powered! More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/919684441493584/

Not a FTW rider but know someone who is? Tell them about the ride and then come join us at the after-party which will be held at POP Allston and is sponsored by El Pelon Taqueria and Pabst Blue Ribbon x Boston. Or help us out! We need volunteers to run the checkpoints, take photos throughout the day, and assist at the after-party. If interested you can either email [email protected] or fill out this quick survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16vYVN7Le5WJ4hpl8gveTanQKxADqAVhR1kQYmZlFU5Q

Prizes! Bikes! Fun! Beer! Come join us!


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Awesome Ad Featuring Boston Bike Polo Players!

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 09

Let the Games Begin from Rule Boston Camera on Vimeo.

If you have never watched or played bike polo you are missing out, lots of fun, one of the most fun things you can do.


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The Word On The Street

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      TweetFor months anyone cycling over the Longfellow has had to follow an ever changing series of signs, battle large amount of people walking in places they shouldn’t and in general have a less than good experience, all so we can … Continue reading →
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    • Cyclist Killed When Struck By Commuter Rail In Somerville August 29, 2016
      TweetI rode past this scene yesterday and was not aware of what had happened, only that a lot of police were there, and the road was blocked off. Very sad, my heart goes out to his friends and family. A … Continue reading →
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    • Ghost Bike Removed Hours After Installed August 24, 2016
      TweetIn Lincoln apparently even placing a ghost bike is too much for the locals. From the globe: More than anything, Erik Limpaecher was surprised. The Concord resident late Sunday night erected a “ghost bike” along a busy road in the … Continue reading →
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    • Ghost Bike Removed Hours After Installed August 24, 2016
      TweetIn Concord apparently even placing a ghost bike is too much for the locals. From the globe: More than anything, Erik Limpaecher was surprised. The Concord resident late Sunday night erected a “ghost bike” along a busy road in the … Continue reading →
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    • Ghost Bike Removed Hours After Installed August 24, 2016
      TweetIn Concord apparently even placing a ghost bike is too much for the locals. From the globe: More than anything, Erik Limpaecher was surprised. The Concord resident late Sunday night erected a “ghost bike” along a busy road in the … Continue reading →
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    • 3 Simple Design Elements For Safer Intersections August 24, 2016
      TweetLets copy this all over the place…  
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    • Gilooly’s presentation August 15, 2016
      TweetDeputy Commissioner James Gilooly’s presentation about the planned separate bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue is online at the URL below. I am preparing a version synchronized to his talk about it at the 2015 Moving Together conference and will announce that … Continue reading →
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    • Gilooly’s presentation August 15, 2016
      TweetDeputy Commissioner James Gillily’s presentation about the planned separate bikeways on Commonwealth Avenue is online at the URL below. I am preparing a version synchronized to his talk about it at the 2015 Moving Together conference and will announce that … Continue reading →
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    • Long Time Advocate Jackie DeWolfe Leaves Livable Streets August 4, 2016
      TweetShe has done a great job and will be sorely missed, her farewell letter below: It is bittersweet to write to you that next Friday, August 12 marks my last day on staff at LivableStreets. I have been appointed Director of … Continue reading →
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    • Boston By Bike At Night Aug 13 2016 August 4, 2016
      TweetFrom this years flyer: Twenty eighth annual tour of architectural and historic sites. Meet at 11:15 pm aug 13th in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square Bring a bicycle with a light and wear something reflective.  Helmet recommended Commemorative … Continue reading →
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