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Bikers Needed For Bike Parade

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 12

Got this in the email

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Hello, bike enthusiasts!

Want to join a rolling parade through the streets of Boston to advocate for alternative energy?  On Saturday, September 24th, hundreds of Bostonians will be marching, rolling, hollering, hooting, and otherwise merry-making through the streets to raise awareness about climate change, and we want you to join!

I’m organizing a group of people on behalf of the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition to bike from Dorchester to the waterfront in downtown Boston, where we will join a huge rally  of bikers, speakers, and others advocating for a peaceful and speedy transition away from fossil fuels.  This is going to be a FUN event, with tons of people marching and rolling through the streets, holding banners and signs that demand cleaner energy!

I’m looking for someone who is willing to lead a group of bikers from Fields Corner to Jamaica Plain (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jamaica+plain&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl) to meet up with the group there who is biking from the First Baptist Church to the waterfront.

And, of course, we’re looking for bikers!

If you’re interested in joining, or leading the group of bikers, please email me back.  If you’d like to help in some other way, by making signs or banners or anything else that helps spread the word as we parade through the streets, I’d love to hear from you, too!

Thanks folks, and bike on!
Sincerely,

Sarah Cadorette
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition


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Brookline Bikes Beacon (Not Anarchy)

Written by Boston Biker on May 26

I love when people email me events, I especially love when they are very clear with what the event is and isn’t, for instance.

I for one welcome this new anarchy free celebration of bikes! Check it out.
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Ladies and Gents:

The second annual Brookline Bikes Beacon parade is this Sunday, May 31, at 12:30 pm.

WHAT IT ISN’T: it isn’t a race, a charity ride, a protest, nor an opportunity for anarchy.

WHAT IT IS: a slow paced 5 mile ride from Amory Park (near Audobon
Circle) outbound on Beacon Street to Cleveland Circle, then back, with police escorts. It’s a celebration of bikes, a way to show folks that citizens of all stripes ride bicycles for all sorts of reasons.

www.brooklinebikes.org

I hope you’ll join us for a slow ride bike parade, followed by ice cream sandwiches and a Beatles cover band.

– Tommy Vitolo
Member, Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee


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It’s The Perfect Time Of Year For A BIKE PARADE!

Written by Boston Biker on May 22

Thanks to Faster Than The Green Line for the tip!

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Amory Park Re-Opening Celebration and Bicycle Parade
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sponsored by Brookline Bikes

Why?
For fun. For free. We want to celebrate, encourage, and call attention to the environmental, physical, and social benefits of bicycling and celebrate the successful renovation of Amory Park.

When?
Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2009
11:30 – 12:15 – Registration
12:30 – Ride starts promptly!
1:15 – 3:00 – Amory Park re-opening celebration with music and refreshments.

Where?
Amory Park (Amory Street and Beacon Street)

Who can join the bicycle parade?
Cyclists who can ride 5 miles on a hilly course at a speed of 8mph without stopping. Generally, that means 10 years old or older and using a reliable bicycle. There will be a co-parade for younger and novice riders.


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