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Last Friday Of The Month Ride With DotBike

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 17

Looks like fun!

 

 


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Dot Bike May Events!

Written by Boston Biker on May 02

From Dot Bike:

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Bikes are in bloom! With the celebration of Bay State Bike Week, Boston Bike to Work Festival and thereturn of the Hubway fleets May can feel like a burst of new energy for bicycling in Boston. Maybe you can convince a friend, relative or neighbor to attend one of the local events below where they too can get a taste for life on two wheels…
Here are 8 ways you can get involved in your bike community this month:
ADVOCACY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES:
 
In April, DotBike members submitted two advocacy letters on behalf of the group, urging local policy makers to support measures to increase safety and quality of life for vulnerable road users:
1)We supported Councilor Frank Baker’s proposal to lower default speed limit to 20 mph in Boston. Council votes this week, then passes to Mayor, then onto State House.
2)We asked State Reps to support specific budget amendments crucial to bike safety. These bills are on track to go to a full vote in the full House and Senate.
Once these move forward we will enlist you to help by contacting your state legislators via email or phone and asking for their support. See a sample letter and read more on MassBike’s website here.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
MAY 7- TNT Healthy Block Party @ Elmhurst Street 12- 4pm
Fun activities for kids and families including a bike rodeo, stunt show, double dutch, fitness challenge, healthy food BBQ and more! (see flyer attached for details)
Join the Dorchester convoy as we bike downtown for free breakfast and bike festival on City Hall plaza! Convoy departs Ashmont/Peabody Square at 7am, Fields Corner at 7:10am.
MAY 22 – Spring Into Action
Healthy Community Champions host a family-friendly bike fair with workshops, repairs, demos, sales and more at Pope John Paul II Park.
Explore more — join bicycling enthusiasts, advocates, and newbies from other neighborhoods and get to know some new streets through the locals who know them best.
SAVE THE DATE! JUNE 9th:
Greater Ashmont Main Street Vision Zero Community Forum
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Please email [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering for either of the events below:
 
Saturday, May 7th- We need 2-3 more volunteers to help us table and support the bike events at Elmhurst Park. (See flyer attached)
Sunday, May 22nd – Seeking volunteers to help assist the Neponset Health Community Champions at the”Spring Into Action” event at Pope John Paul II Park.
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JOIN US!
Our next general meeting will be held Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Black Box Theater @ Codman Academy.
Happy Pedaling!
More details here (pdf)

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April Ghouls Day Ride April 30th!

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 25

Unbeknownst to me there is another holiday at the end of April called April Ghouls day…or at least that is what the good folks at Dot Bike would have us believe.

From the email:


You heard it here first! — April Ghoul’s Day, that overlooked holiday on the other side of the month  😉  And we’re celebrating with a bike ride!
Join us on Saturday, April 30th for a scenic tour of some of Dorchester’s most famous burying grounds. Ride will be led by David Duncan, departing from home.stead café at 10am sharp. Event is rain or shine. For more details see flyer attached.April Ghoul's Day Edits-1

 


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Ride With Mayoral Candidate John Connolly

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 20

Mike Ross already sent me his bicycle policy, now is your chance to figure out what John Connolly has to say about bikes:

From DotBike:

Please join mayoral candidate John R. Connolly on a leisurely community bike ride through Dorchester on Sunday, August 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This is the third in a series of bicycle rides John has done with cyclists to experience first-hand and discuss the good and the bad of bicycling infrastructure across Boston.

 
The ride will begin and end at Ashmont Cycles, 551 Talbot Ave, Dorchester. There will be time at the end to speak with John about your concerns, observations, and ideas for making Boston a more bike-friendly city.
Please contact Molly Brand ([email protected]) to RSVP or with any questions. Thanks!

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Two Fun Events In Dorchester This Week

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 16

From Dotbike:

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Hi Dot Bikers,

Two fun events coming up this week.

Thursday July 18th from 8 – 11 p.m. Tour de France Stage 18 viewing night at Tavolo
Join us this coming Thursday to watch the 18th stage of the Tour de France where they climb Alpe d’Huez not once but twice! Tavolo will have some Tour inspired dishes on the menu and there will be a trivia contest with prizes. All are welcome to this free event.

Friday July 19th – Boston Bike Friday – join the Dorchester Convoy to ride to City Hall Plaza and enjoy free breakfast courtesy of Boloco and Boston Bikes. Meet in Peabody square in front of Ashmont Cycles for a 7:00 a.m. departure. Or join us as we make our way up Dorchester Ave.


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