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Save The Date: Biketoberfest 2016!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 08

From the BCU


 

Thursday, October 13th in Somerville!

It’s that time of year again! Join us for a celebration of local breweries, bike-powered businesses and a year of victories for safer streets and better biking in the Boston area!Event_Flyer_white_cropped_2-01

Biketoberfest 2016 will be the best biktoberfest yet, with free food, free beer/wine/cider, live music, a raffle packed with great prizes, a showcase of some of the area’s leading bike-powered businesses showing off their tricycles, trailers and cargo bikes, as well as live music to dance to with over 300 of your best friends!

MEMBERS GET IN FREE!!!! Not already a member? Tickets are $25 in advance, and $35 at the door, and your purchase gives you 1-year membership to the Bike Union!

Biketoberfest 2016 will sell out! Even if you are already a member please RSVP on Eventbrite!

This event is open to all ages!

Thank you to our *Amsterdam Level Sponsors*
Breakstone, White & Gluck
Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman
Bike Safe Boston
Percival Beer Company

Thank you to our *Scorcher Level Sponsors*
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company
Downeast Cider House

and more to be announced soon!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


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Hubway Free Ride Day, Sept. 10th

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 08

Hubway is giving away a free day of rides this weekend!


Get Your Free Day Pass

We’re teaming up with Blue Apron to celebrate the end of the summer season with free 24-Hour Passes on Saturday, September 10!

Sign up today to get your free pass. We’ll send you an email with a gift code that you can redeem at any Hubway kiosk on the 10th.*

Get My Free Pass
Invite your friends to join you for a free ride by sharing this URL:  thehubway.com/freeride

$30 Off Your First Blue Apron Delivery

In addition to a free ride, Blue Apron is offering Hubway riders $30 off their first Blue Apron delivery!

Start cooking →

Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and recipes you need, in exactly the right proportions, to make simple, seasonal home-cooked meals. New recipes are created each week by Blue Apron’s culinary team, so you’ll learn to cook with new ingredients, cuisines, and cooking techniques. Discover a better way to cook!
*When you redeem your gift code, the cost of your 24-hour Pass ($6 value) will be waived. You can take as many rides as you want while your pass is active, and the first 30 minutes of each ride is free. If you keep a bike out for longer than 30 minutes at a time, you will incur additional usage fees, which will be billed to the payment card you swiped at the kiosk. To avoid being charged additional fees, keep each ride to 30 minutes or less.

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Awesome Goat Based Brush Removal On The Minute Man

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 31

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Saw these awesome little fellows going to town on some brush this morning.  Awesome and eco friendly way to clean up the minute man.

Feel free to say hi, but watch that electric fence!


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Somerville Educating Drivers With Electric Road Sign

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 31

I have been enjoying going past this road sign the last couple weeks, every couple days it has a new message for motorists.

A week or so ago it was explaining how bike boxes work, I didn’t get a picture of that.  Then after that it was telling people to look for bikes before they open their car doors….I didn’t get a picture of that either.

 

But I did get these ones.

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“Look for bikes before turning”

 

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“Bicycles can always use full travel lane”

 

Keep it up Somerville!


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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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The Word On The Street

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    • Two Hubway Stations Moved September 28, 2016
      TweetHappened last week, but if you haven’t noticed yet this might affect your commute. From Hubway: Stations to move after rush hour on September 22nd Effective Thursday morning, at 10am on September 22nd, after the morning commute rush, the two Hubway … Continue reading →
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    • Submit Comments On Morrissey Blvd. Redesign September 28, 2016
      TweetFrom DotBike: Submit your comments re reconstruction of Morrissey Boulevard! And don’t forget to copy your State Rep and State Senator so they know what’s important to you. Www.wheredoivotema.com is where you can check who yours are. Department of Conservation … Continue reading →
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    • Submit Comments On Morrissey Blvd. Redesign September 28, 2016
      TweetFrom DotBike: Submit your comments re reconstruction of Morrissey Boulevard! And don’t forget to copy your State Rep and State Senator so they know what’s important to you. Www.wheredoivotema.com is where you can check who yours are. Department of Conservation … Continue reading →
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    • Rally For Safer Streets Sept 29th! September 28, 2016
      TweetFrom Livable Streets: The program will start at 6pm sharp with City Council President Michelle Wu and Chief of Streets Chris Osgood. Show up early to meet with Councilor Wu and share your street safety concerns! Streets are For People … Continue reading →
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    • As Cycling Grows Cambridge Proactive In Education September 25, 2016
      TweetThe City of Cambridge is handing out a copy of the bike laws to all the residents (including incoming Harvard students).  Education is a key component in preventing bike accidents, and I am glad they are passing it out to … Continue reading →
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    • Save The Date: Biketoberfest 2016! September 8, 2016
      TweetFrom the BCU   Thursday, October 13th in Somerville! It’s that time of year again! Join us for a celebration of local breweries, bike-powered businesses and a year of victories for safer streets and better biking in the Boston area! … Continue reading →
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    • A Simple Sign Change Could Make A Huge Difference September 8, 2016
      TweetSomerville has already started using this new language, Boston has in some cases, but its time to make this the standard. From Road.cc Signs treat cyclists ‘less like potential hazards and more like the legal road users that they are’ … Continue reading →
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    • DotBike September Update September 8, 2016
      TweetDotBike has been busy! From the email: Dear Dot Bikers,   As we move from sweaty- to sweater-weather biking I hope you’re enjoying your riding! Thanks to many of you who have joined us for #DorchestertoDowntown Bike Friday group commutes … Continue reading →
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    • Bikes Not Bombs Update September 8, 2016
      TweetFrom the email: September 2016 Volunteer or Join with Youth Programs this Fall! Adult Instructor Training starts on Monday! Are you interested in volunteering to help with bike repair and ride marshaling within Earn-A-Bike? Learn more and apply on our … Continue reading →
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    • Hubway Free Ride Day, Sept. 10th September 8, 2016
      TweetHubway is giving away a free day of rides this weekend! Get Your Free Day Pass We’re teaming up with Blue Apron to celebrate the end of the summer season with free 24-Hour Passes on Saturday, September 10! Sign up today … Continue reading →
      Boston Biker