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Jingle Ride 2015!

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 09

From the email, this looks pretty fun!unnamed

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On Sunday, December 13th, join the 19th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride.  This leisurely and festive singing bike parade goes from Arlington to Boston and back.  The 22-mile bicycle ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we stop and sing carols at local landmarks, and just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit.

There will be free hot mulled cider and freshly-brewed coffee and pastries thanks to our starting-point hosts at the Kickstand Café.  We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!

It’s a parade, not a race – so if you have a bicycle, we’d love your holiday spirit along for the ride!

Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 13th, 2015 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café, 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult).  All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is required. Please RSVP at http://jingleride2015.eventbrite.com or contact Francesca at 781-646-3377.


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Boston Bike Bike At Night 2015

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 27

Got this years email about the long running and highly awesome BBBAN Ride 2015:

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Yes, folks, it is that time of the year again…

This ride is always fun.  Has lots of interesting stops.  Usually around 30 miles in total.  So the average speed it not very high (you do the math…)

Boston by Bike… at night
Midnight ’til dawn Saturday, August 8, 2015

Twenty-seventh Annual Tour of Architectural and Historic Sites

Meet at 11:15 pm 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.

 

here is another email about this ride, which also has useful info in it.

 

This year’s ride will be 8/8 – 8/9 2015

Boston By Bike…At Night
Midnight ’til dawn
Saturday, August 8, 2015
NEW ROUTE!
Twenty-seventh Annual Tour of Architectural and Historic Sites
Meet at *11:15pm* 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
For information call 617-522-0259
Ride Support provided by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, Jamaica Plain


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World Naked Bike Ride Last Night

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 12

Got a good glimpse of some amazing and awesome naked riders last night. Way to go everyone! Bikes + anything = awesome. Especially if that anything is naked people having innocent fun on a warm summer night.


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Bay State Bike Week 2015!

Written by Boston Biker on May 10

For most of us, every week is bike week, but it is rather nice that they make a special week just for us!  Hit the website below for a list of events, as well as where you can get all the free bike breakfasts!

From The website:

Bay State Bike Week: May 9th – 17th

Every May Massachusetts residents come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation. From Cape Cod to the Berkshires participants organize events like film screenings, bike breakfasts, festivals and more to encourage new riders and raise awareness about bicycle transportation.

It is fitting that Massachusetts is the only state in the nation with a truly statewide bike week, given our long history of biking. From Worcester’s bike racing champion Major Taylor to the world-famous Springfield Bicycle Club Tournament, the love of biking has deep roots.

What’s New for 2015?

Win Raffle Prizes! – This year, we’re adding some exciting options for our event participants and event organizers. Every day, Bay State Bike Week participants will have the option to log their bicycling trip in NuRide – the nation’s largest ridematching and incentive program for individuals who take green trips- and be entered to win a daily raffle prize. Whether you’re starting your own event or joining an existing one, let’s PUMP up those events, log your bike trips in NuRide, and make this the biggest Bay State Bike week ever!

How Do I Get Started? 

Plan An Event – We hope that you’ll plan a bike event in your community during Bay State Bike Week.  There are a lot of resources on how to do it. Once you have the details down, be sure to register your event.

Register Your Event – Click on the link to register your event. Be sure to provide as much information as you can for those who are looking to participate in Bay State Bike Week events in their community.

  • This year we want to stress the importance of bicycle safety. By completing the materials request form you can receive:
        • Bike Lights
        • Reflective Ankle Bands
        • Reflective Stickers
        • Bike Bells

Materials can be ordered by clicking here once you have submitted an event. We always do our best to fill a request, but please keep in mind that we have a limited quantity of materials that need to be distributed statewide.

Join An Event – Not ready to start your own event? That’s ok! Join an existing event in your community. Check out the calendar to find one close to you.

Share the Logo – In an effort to keep the message going, we ask that you share our logo on your promotional items, website, and printed materials.

For more information, contact Becca Cyr at [email protected] 

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Instagram/Twitter @BayStateBikeWK. Be sure use the hashtag #BayStateBikeWK!


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