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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.


Boston By Bike…At Night

Midnight ’til dawn
Saturday, August 16, 2014
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



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 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!!

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
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 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.

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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: and you can find more info here:
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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The Word On The Street

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    • Commonwealth Ave, Phase 2A: “to, through, or around” September 20, 2014
      TweetA lot of bright people have been discussing the upcoming rebuild of Commonwealth Avenue lately, because the city plans to forge ahead blindly with a bad design.  The fundamental issues are these: The city is refusing to even attempt to … Continue reading →
    • The CX-Files September 19, 2014
      Tweet Scenic Hartford, Connecticut was the center of New England cyclocross last weekend. Silk City (also the CT state championships) had a good deal of firepower in the elite race, with Austin Vincent headlining a robust field of very fit-looking … Continue reading →
    • Vehicle Operators Salmoning By Car September 18, 2014
      TweetThe term “salmoning” has become quite popular for describing the act of bicycling the wrong way down a one-way street. Salmon are known for swimming against the tide. They do this because fresh water is required for them to lay … Continue reading →
    • Brookline Asking For Feedback About Idaho Stops September 17, 2014
      TweetIn case you didn’t know, the Idaho Stop is when cyclists are allowed to treat stop signs like yields, and red lights like stop signs.  Idaho was the first to try it out, and more or less its been pretty … Continue reading →
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    • Active Versus Inactive Transportation September 15, 2014
      TweetUntil I started a bicycling blog, I had never really heard of the term “active transportation.” The first time I heard this term, I thought it was rather odd. I didn’t know whether it referred to the fact that one … Continue reading →
    • More Bikes Than Cars September 12, 2014
      TweetTwice in the last two weeks I have been a part of a lovely thing.  While riding to work I look around and see way…way more bikes than cars.   I think it is a product of the lovely riding weather … Continue reading →
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    • FREE! Bike Hangers With Security Cable’s FREE! September 12, 2014
      TweetHowdy folks, I have roughly 10 Mini Mum Vertical Bike Hangers with Security Cable.     Free to whoever wants one or all of them.  They don’t have mounting screws, but you can get those at any hardware store.   … Continue reading →
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    • The Role Of Bicycle Tourism In A Community’s Acceptance Of Bicycling September 11, 2014
      TweetBicycle tourism, although growing in leaps and bounds, is not something we think about when advocating for bicycling or bicycle infrastructure. Bicycling is generally seen as a recreational activity or a mode of transportation. Consequently, arguments for its acceptance are … Continue reading →
    • More Coverage Of Side Guards September 11, 2014
      TweetFrom Boston Magazine: ———- In late July, a Hubway cyclist traveling down Massachusetts Avenue in the South End was hit by a city-contracted trash truck as it went to make a right hand turn onto Columbus Avenue. The cyclist survived the accident, … Continue reading →
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    • David Watson Steps Down As Executive Director Of MassBike September 11, 2014
      TweetWhile I am very sad to see David go, he did an excellent job at MassBike for many years, its great that he is moving on to other challenges. From MassBike: Today our Executive Director, David Watson, announced that he … Continue reading →
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