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Help MIT Students Test Outdoor Bicycle Training Device

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 14

From the email, looks like fun!

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We are engineering students at MIT who are building a device (Terrainer) for competitive cyclists to train outdoors.  To further improve our project, we are looking for competitive cyclists to help test and provide feedback on our product.

We would really appreciate it if you can help us with our first round of testing this weekend outside Z-Center on the opposite side of its Vassar entrance, closer to Kresge (120 Vassar, Cambridge, MA 02139) or inside Z-Center if raining:

Friday, 10am-8pm (except 1-2pm)
Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 10am-8pm
Below is a doodle so you can sign up for a 15-min slot with your availability: http://doodle.com/xzhse2m74ce7yysz. Even if you are running late or can’t commit, please feel free to stop by during any of the times listed above.

We will provide a bike and a prototype, so you will not need to bring anything else.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We appreciate your time!

Best,
MIT Terrainer Development Team


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Boston By Bike…At Night Ride 2014

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 29

This years Boston By Bike At Night Ride has been announced! This is a good time, and I hear they are looking for HAM radio operators, so if you are one, get in touch at the info below.

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Boston By Bike…At Night

Midnight ’til dawn
Saturday, August 16, 2014
NEW ROUTE!
Twenty-sixth 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

 

 

 


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Penny In Yo Pants!

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 07

A fun and easy solution to the accidental skirt flash when getting on your bike. Easy and cheap!


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Pretty Much How I Felt All Winter

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 11

Nothing better than a bicycle to get just about anywhere in this town, I guess if you live farther north you need to make a bit of an adjustment to the front wheel…  Plus the song is cute.

 


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Next Week Is MassRides Car Free Week

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 12

From their website, also check out their facebook page, looks like a fun way to win some prizes for something a lot of you are probably already doing

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Celebrate Massachusetts Car-Free Week!

September 16th – 22nd, 2013

 

2013 Car-Free Week Logo

 

What is Massachusetts Car-Free Week?

 

Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe. Endorsing the environmental, financial, community and health benefits of green sustainable travel options, Massachusetts Car-Free Week promotes transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as greenermodes of transportation.

 

Pick a Day, Commute Another Way!

Win Great Prizes!

 

Travel Car-Free as many days as you can from September 16th – 22nd and track your green trips using NuRide. Not able to travel completely Car-Free? Try traveling Car-Light: Carpool or vanpool with friends, co-workers or family.
The more days you track, the greater your chances are to win! Participants will be eligible to win one of several daily prizes to and one of two grand prizes. You will also have a chance to win a $150 gift card by submitting a video (in 15-30 seconds or less in length) or photo that captures why you like your Car-Free or Car-Light commute. Entries will be posted towww.facebook.com/carfreeweek and the winner will be selected based on which photo or video accumulates the most “likes”. More information will be available on Facebook.


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Bike Friday, This Friday!

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 15

From the city:

Join us for Bike Friday, THIS FRIDAY!!
NEW DATE 

July 19, 7-9 AM
Come join hundreds of cyclists for a morning bike party on City Hall Plaza. We’ll start the morning right – enjoy free breakfast by Boloco, bike away with free goodies, and spend the morning with some of your best cycling friends. Register Now! Go to   www.bikefridays.org.
Join one of 10 convoys or ride in on your own.   There is even a new East Boston convoy traveling through Chelsea, Melrose, Malden and Everett.
Will you be there? Register Now at www.bikefridays.org and bring a friend or co-worker!

PS. Our LAST Bike Friday of the year will be August 30: Mark your calendar for more convoys, food, and fun on the Plaza!


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Circle The City

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 08

From the email:

A Chance to Play in the Streets     

Circle The City is Sunday, July 14, 11am-4pm on Huntington Ave 

 

Circle The City will have a festival-like atmosphere featuring safe, car-free public space to walk, bike, roll and dance. Activities will include live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, Farmer’s Markets, bike clinics, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, roller skating, hula hooping, and countless other opportunities to have fun on the streets and in the parks.

Circle The City logo

NOW is your chance to volunteer, become a sponsor, offer an activity, or be a vendor at Circle The City!


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Rush Hour Race Recap Film

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 02

Fun times, finally released the film for this.


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