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Boston By Bike, At Night

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 27

Got this in the email today, hat tip to Ron Newman for this and the rest of the million events he has sent in, you rock Ron!

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Midnight Pedalers – Boston by Bike … at Night

Twentieth Annual Tour of Architectural and Historic Sites

This year’s overnight bike ride is Saturday, August 8 (into the 9th, of course).

Meet in front of Trinity Church, Copley Square at 11:15 pm, leave Copley around midnight. Traditionally, dawn finds the group at Castle Island, and there’s breakfast at the end in
Christopher Columbus park. Riders are requested to bring a bike light, wear a helmet and something reflective, have a spare inner tube (that fits your tires), and bring something for breakfast. Commemorative T-shirts available

It’s not a particularly taxing ride (about 30 miles or so) with stops to look at different sights along the way. Riding around the city at night when there is almost no traffic is really a neat experience, it’s fun to be out in a huge group, and to learn something of the history of the city.

Sponsored by the Back Bay Midnight Pedalers. More information
available at 617-522-0259.

Article about past ride: http://tinyurl.com/2t2xaf
Pictures from past rides:
http://www.mit.edu/~jweiss/BBMP/
http://www.masspaths.org/photos/mid2008/


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Boston By Bike…At Night

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 07

In 1989 The Back Bay Midnight Pedalers started making an annual tour of historic and architectural sites in the Boston area. The ride usually occurs in mid-to-late August, beginning just before midnight on a Saturday night and running until a little after sunrise on Sunday. The ride route and length varies, but is usually around 30 miles.

Pictures from 2002.

Pictures from 2003.

Pictures from 2004.

Pictures from 2005.

No pictures from the August 20, 2006 ride — too much rain, not enough photogenic things.

Pictures from 2007.

Ham radio operators who are interested in helping with communication should contact jweiss at mit.edu.

Information on the 2008 ride was recently mailed out. From that flyer:

Boston By Bike…At Night
Midnight ’til dawn
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Twentieth 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 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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