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Charles River Wheelmen: New Years Day Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 29

From the email, looks fun:

 

On New Year’s Day morning starting at 11:00 from Park Street Station on Boston Common, Charles River Wheelmen run a nice, leisure, first day of the year 20 mile ride though some of Boston’s neighborhoods.  CRW has been running rides for many years and during that time, rain, snow or shine, from 6 to 250 riders show up.


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Cranks Giving!

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 20

From the F-book:

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Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm in EST
Copley Square
Copley Sq, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

First annual Cranksgiving Boston bike ride! Bring a bike, a bag, and a lock. This event is FREE but you’ll need about $15 to buy food to donate to The Greater Boston Food Bank and the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Part scavenger hunt, part food drive, and part bike ride. As a grass roots event, Cranksgiving allows the Boston cycling community to give back to the neighborhoods we ride in and the city we love.

Navigate the streets of the Greater Boston area and the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food items. Once you’ve found them and made your way through the checkout lines to the finish line, all of your food will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Registration begins at 1pm in Copley Square in front of Trinity Church. The ride begins at 2pm. The afterparty will be held at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville. It’s gonna be awesome!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteering? Please email us at [email protected] for more details!

#CranksgivingBOS

A HUGE thank-you to our sponsors! We really appreciate your generous support of this event!

Bikes Not Bombs
Superb Bicycle
Ula Cafe
Al Freshco
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
Aeronaut Brewing Company
God & Famous
Havoc Baggage
KRYPTONITE
Pike Powder Coating
Bern Unlimited
Flat Top Johnny’s
Ride Crazy Boston


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Silver Maple Forest Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 30

This looks pretty awesome, especially around this time of year.

From the email:

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Friends of the Alewife Reservation (main contact)
www.friendsofalewifereservation.org
617-415-1884
info@friendsofalewifereservation.org

October 18th, 11 am
Meet at the Alewife T entrance near Jerry’s Pond.

Join the Friends of Alewife Reservation, Green Cambridge, and Silver Maple
Forest Alliance
for a 3.4 mile family friendly bike ride on
Saturday, October 18th at 11:00 am.


This short ride will last about an hour, and showcase the regional natural
resource that is the Alewife Reservation. The Silver Maple forest in
particular, which is under threat of being clear cut, will be the center of
the ride. Meet us at the Alewife T entrance near Jerry’s Pond!


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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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Boston Tweed Ride May 5th

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 18

Got this in the email, looks like the prefect way to enjoy what will hopefully be a nice day.

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Boston Spring Tweed Ride – Meet at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common.

Sunday, May 5th

10:30 AM

Join us for a leisurely ride, with fashion sense, through Boston.  Be sure to wear your best tweed and don’t forget your picnic hamper.

More Information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/166587946834722/?fref=ts

Contact:        Devon Kurtz

[email protected]


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3rd Annual Illumination Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 03

From the email:

The third annual Illuminations Bike Tour will be held on December 15, a joint production of the Somerville Bicycle Committee and Somerville Arts Council. Please join us. Details are below and attached.

The guided group ride will be shorter this year so folks can spend more time looking at the lights and stay warmer. For those who would like to tour the longer route from last year, maps will be available. Those touring the longer route may continue after the short guided tour concludes, may meet with others at the suggested times below or tour the route on your own schedule with friends.

Please join us and happy winter solstice,
~ Brian Postlewaite (for the Somerville BIcycle Committee)

Illuminations by Bike
December 15, 2012

Guided Short Route
Meet Location: Somerville High School Main Entrance
Meet Time: 5:50pm
Departure: 6:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes, or less
Required: warm clothes & bike lights
Recommended: holiday lights, costumes & good cheer
Suggested: Donate $5 to the Somerville Arts Council
Afterwards: Hot drinks & treats at City Hall

Unguided Long Route
Maps: available at city hall, donation recommended.
Suggested Meet Times: 7:15pm & 8:30pm


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Riding In The Dark

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 28

Greg chronicles his ride through the March blackout. Read more here.


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Boston Jewish History Ride

Written by Boston Biker on May 25

Got this in the email, looks like fun if you are into jewish history (and might be a chance to score some good food also!)

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Boston Jewish History Bike Ride Sunday June 10th

This is a Boston Cyclists Union Ride
Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Labor Committee, the Workmen’s Circle, the
Franklin Park Coalition, Kahal B’Raira and the Dorchester Historical
Society,

Location:
Franklin Park Zoo, at the Giraffe entrance
1 Park Road

Meet at 10 AM. This is an all-day ride. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch, so
bring some food along. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

What: From the turn of the 20th Century into the 1960’s, the largest
Jewish community in New England was located in Roxbury, Dorchester, and
Mattapan.

Come join us as we explore the Jewish history of those neighborhoods.

We’ll see the synagogues and homes, Hebrew Schools and the original Hebrew
College, the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (the other “Y”) and the
Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Jewish Memorial Hospital (located on the
site of the original Beth Israel Hospital), the Workmen’s Circle building
next to the Franklin Park Theater (performances in Yiddish), and places to
get food, like Kosher butchers, delicatessens and the largest Kosher
catering hall in New England (it wouldn’t be Jewish without places to get
a corned-beef sandwich).

We’ll also talk about how and why the Jewish community of Roxbury,
Dorchester, and Mattapan evolved, and answer questions such as: why were the
3 Orthodox synagogues across from each other on Woodrow Avenue?

We’ll meet in Franklin Park, at the Giraffe entrance to the Zoo (off
Seaver Street, across from Schoolboy Stadium).

The ride is about 12 miles and most of it is pretty flat and level (although
we will climb over the top of Elm Hill.

This is a Boston Cyclists Union Ride; Helmets Required; steady rail
cancels.

For more information contact Dick Bauer
857-540-6293.


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