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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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Ride With DotBike This Friday For BikeFriday

Written by Boston Biker on Jun 26

From the email, these guys are a lot of fun, if you live in the Dot and wanted to try riding to work this would be a great day to do it:

 

Hi Dot Bikers,

Join the Dorchester convoy for the first Bike Friday of summer proper.  Ride in a convoy up Dorchester Ave. and on to Government center for a free breakfast and bike expo.  Meet for a 7:00 a.m. departure in Peabody Square in front of Ashmont Cycle or meet us along the way.  If you want to help Dorchester represent you can sign up for this free event here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VXHKMMY and you can find more info here: http://www.bikefridays.org/
P.S. Save the date for Tour de France watching of Stage 18 on July 18th at Tavolo from 8 – 11p.m.

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MassBike PARTY!

Written by Boston Biker on May 31

       

Time is running out to get your tickets for Bike Night 2013 – but we’ve extended the deadline to make sure you don’t miss it! Tickets are on sale only until Tuesday, June 4th, so hit “Buy” right now to reserve your seat at Boston’s only cycling gala and fashion show! Support MassBike’s statewide advocacy and education programs helping more people ride bikes more safely, and be part of the Massachusetts cycling community’s signature event:
  • Free bike valet parking
  • A personal professional photo of you in all your finery
  • 2 free libations courtesy of Sam Adams, Bacardi, Grey Goose and Robert Mondavi
  • Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres
  • Divine 3-course dinner
  • Our famous Cycling Fashion Show
  • Dozens of raffle prizes
  • Amazing silent auction items

Ticket sales absolutely end Tuesday or as soon as we sell out. Get your ticket now!

 

 

 

 

  

Ride by for the Party!
                    
Monday, June 3 (rain date: June 10)

 

   Time: 5 – 9 pm, drawing@ 7:30 pm
     Place: 55 Chester Street in front of Redbones

 

 

$15 gets you food & drink, bicycle valet parking by MassBike, and a ticket for the drawings. Additional tickets are $2.00 each or three for $5.00 – and you’ll want extras because our sponsors are donating some awesome prizes including the Grand Prize – a cargo bike from Alternative Needs Transportation! Also maps, swag, t-shirts, gift certificates & more swag.


Party proceeds go to NEMBA & MassBike.

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Charles River Ride

Written by Boston Biker on May 31

Looks like a great time!  More here.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:00pm in EDT

What better way to welcome the summer months than with a classic Boston ride? We’ll meet at the Allston Village Farmers Market and ride down the Esplanade to Charlestown, and return up Memorial Drive in Cambridge, ending at Riverfest on the Cambridge side. We hope to see you on this recreational, friendly ride that takes place almost entirely off the streets.

Here’s a rough map: http://goo.gl/maps/gEBHM

And here’s some info on Riverfest: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p14962.php


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The Word On The Street

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      Dear Midnight Marathon Riders, Now is a good time to fill you in on what's going on with the Midnight Marathon bike ride this year (it's still happening, but after months of questions and back and forth). But first, a few words about last year, the most successful Midnight Marathon bike ride to date... Continue reading →
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    • The Rise Of Bicycling In Suburban America April 17, 2014
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    • Bikes Not Bombs’ 27th Annual Bike-A-Thon April 16, 2014
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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