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From the email 🙂 Go get your party on!
Save the date: on March 21st, come celebrate the end of winter with us – and start thinking of SUMMER! Join us at the Cycle Massachusetts 2017 Kickoff Party and learn more about the Friendliest Ride in the East.
Find out if the rumors are true: will there really be an artisan popsicle maker visiting the ride? Will there really be massages available each day of the tour? And can you really go skydiving and then ride to a brewpub to recover???
Come to the Asgard for the free food, the cash bar, and a great crowd of friends old and new – people who know how to have a great time on two wheels! We’ll preview the amazing route of this year’s tour and throw in some door prizes while we’re at it. The 2017 route might just be the best yet – the beautiful Connecticut Valley (and the rolling hills that surround it) as seen from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont! We promise something of interest every 10 miles or fewer! You can also learn more about volunteer opportunities that would allow you to ride for free.
This weeklong tour (with shorter options) is proud to be the #1 annual donor to Massbike.
Tell your friends, and we’ll see you there! Space is limited, so RSVP today at http://cyclema.eventbrite.com!
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Thursday, October 13th in Somerville!
Biketoberfest 2016 will be the best biktoberfest yet, with free food, free beer/wine/cider, live music, a raffle packed with great prizes, a showcase of some of the area’s leading bike-powered businesses showing off their tricycles, trailers and cargo bikes, as well as live music to dance to with over 300 of your best friends!
MEMBERS GET IN FREE!!!! Not already a member? Tickets are $25 in advance, and $35 at the door, and your purchase gives you 1-year membership to the Bike Union!
This event is open to all ages!
Thank you to our *Amsterdam Level Sponsors*
Breakstone, White & Gluck
Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman
Bike Safe Boston
Percival Beer Company
Thank you to our *Scorcher Level Sponsors*
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company
Downeast Cider House
and more to be announced soon!
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
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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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Saw this little gem on the way home, I was lucky biker 267! They had just gotten done filling in the dirt, so that is 267 bikers since around 4pm or so (it was about 5:20pm when I took this). Not bad!
From the Cambridge bike count website:
Counting into the future
In 2015, Cambridge installed a permanent bicycle count station in Kendall Square, on Broadway.
The “Eco Totem” counter (made by the Montreal-based company Eco-Counter) counts cyclists via in-ground loop detectors and displays on the monitor how many cyclists pass by. The counter displays daily and cumulative totals and also captures weather data to use for analytical purposes. The data can be used in many ways:
- To publicly show how many people are bicycling and make a statement that “bicyclists count”
- The 24/7 data can be used to analyze daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal patterns. This can be used to help extrapolate data from other counts
- The data assist with determining crash rate analyses
Live tracking of the counter will be available in July 2015.
More People Bicycling
The percentage of Cantabrigians who commute by bicycle has also been rising steadily over the past two decades. The 1990 US Census reported that 3% of residents commuted by bicycle; by 2000 that number rose to 4%; the American Community Survey for the three year period 2009-2011 shows 7% of residents commuting by bike.
Additional local surveys of Cambridge residents suggest that from 7% to 9% of Cambridge residents commute to work by bike. Local surveys also found a lot of bikes in Cambridge: for every 100 households, there are approximately 150 bicycles.
Traffic counts conducted by the city found that between 2002 and 2012, rush hour bicycle trips in Cambridge tripled in number. In 2014, the total numbers actually took a dip down, although detailed analysis seems to identify construction impacts as a primary cause. Click here for more information.
For more information on trends in bicycling in Cambridge, look to our Bicycle Counts Report.
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