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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 [email protected]> (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 [email protected]>
857-540-6293.


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Boston Marathon Update

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 12

Got word from the MassBike facebook page, that if you want to do the morning marathon ride you have to leave the finish line in Hopkington by 7:15, so get your ass out there in time, or you wont get to ride the entire course.

Get up early folks!


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Dorchester Open Studios Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 18

From dotbike, sounds like a great time.

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Hi Dot Bikers,

It’s nearly time again for our always fun exploration of public art in Dorchester by bike.

Dorchester Open Studios is happening Oct 21 – 23rd at several locations throughout the neighborhood.

Discover Dorchester’s public art treasures with DotBike and the Boston Cyclists’ Union

Join other cyclists on a ride on Saturday morning October 22rd starting a 11 a.m. in Codman Square in front of the Great Hall (corner of Washington and Talbot)

The ride of about 8 miles is at a relaxed paced with several brief stops to view some of the great outdoor art in our neighborhood. We’ll also be passing and pointing out locations of several of the group and home studios that will be open from noon to five on both Saturday and Sunday as part of Open Studios. Helmets are required.

RSVPs are appreciated to [email protected] or 781-367-9200 Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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Haunted “Hey” Ride

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 17

Second year in a row Urban Adventours is putting on this fun event.

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2nd Annual Haunted “Hey” Ride
Keeping the good feelings rolling with this years edition of the Hey Ride ending at Redbones – October 30th

The cycling industry, bike organizations and the public are all welcome on our fall social ride to Redbones!

Last year’s ride was such a success we’re once again bringing folks together for good conversation, BBQ and a haunted good ride. Expect a moderate pace so bring your; road, cx, commuter bike; anything with slicks should be fine.

We are leaving from our bike shop at 109 Atlantic Ave at 4pm on Sunday, October 30th and going for a ride to a few of our favorite haunts. Expect the ride to last two hours ending at Redbones for BBQ/Beer and some laughs. Join us and your friends on Facebook for more info.


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