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Femmechanics is a group of FTW (femme/trans/women) cyclists in the Boston area. They organize open shop nights (Grrrease Time), rides, and events to promote an encouraging, supportive atmosphere for people to teach and learn from one another. They’re awesome!
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Got this in the email, if you live in the area go for a ride and help improve the road for cyclists!
Tags: bra, columbia road, Green links, rides
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From The email:
|Get to know your bike with these free workshops
We’re offering two free classes this month at the shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130):
Get to know your bike! class
Thursday, July 11, 7-8pm
|Intermediate Mountain Bike Rides
To join our Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, call 617-524-2453 or email Biagio. The ride meets Sundays at 4:00pm.
|Paceline/Road Training Rides
Leaving from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at 7:00am SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday morning are our paceline/road training bike rides, usually led by Jeffrey Ferris. This ride goes out to a 4-mile loop and starts at a slower pace. You can ride just 4 miles or go for 8 miles, 12 miles, etc.
For more info, stop by the shop or call 617-524-2453.
|Pancake Breakfast for Bike Commuters and Friends
Join us on Friday, July 26 at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop! Come by for slapjacks, real maple syrup, O.J. and chit-chat from 7:00-9:00am.
This is a great way to get yourself out of bed early and meet your J.P. cycling neighbors.
Tags: Classes, Ferris Wheels, pankaces, rides
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Put some antlers on your helmet, tie some jingle bells to your bicycle, and join fellow holiday merrymakers at the 16th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride.
On Sunday, December 9th, bring family and friends to Arlington for a leisurely and festive bike parade to Boston and back. This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Charles River bike path along the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we may stop and sing carols for passersby, or just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!
Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 9th, 2012 (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: Jam N’ Java, 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.
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Trainings and Summer Ride with MassBike
The Basics of Better Biking class is designed for adults who want to get back into bicycling, improve cycling skills, learn to ride more effectively and safely in traffic, and/or participate in a large-scale benefit ride. This four-hour weekend session provides guided instruction with simple practice drills in a parking lot, easy-paced riding on local roadways for short distances, and group-discussion breaks along the way. Topics covered include bike and helmet fitting, starting and stopping your bike in traffic, shifting gears, scanning and yielding, choosing the correct lane position in the road, handling intersections, and more. This class takes place Saturday, June 23 from 1 – 5, and meets at South Station.
We are excited to announce our first Bikeable Communities Training! The focus of this training is to work with community members to improve infrastructure and policies which support biking as a means of recreation and transportation. Our first training will focus on effective citizen engagement, with case studies from signature undertakings from around the state. The first training is in Northampton, on June 30th from 1-4pm at the Forbes Library.
We can’t believe it’s been three years since the Summer Century and Family Fun Ride started out. Last year, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the Red Bones barbeque finishing their rides. This year promises to be everything that has worked well in the past, plus some route modifications to make it even better. We are welcoming riders of all levels to come out and enjoy a great day of riding, while supporting bike advocacy in Massachusetts.
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I don’t usually list “for profit” rides, but this one sounds fun, and you can ride it without fundraising if you like.
Bikes Can Beat Childhood Obesity – Join the CYCLE Kids Breakaway Charity Ride on May 20th
· Choose from a hilly 62-mile metric century (perfect for an early season challenge), a scenic 36-mile route, or a fun 5-mile family ride to nearby Codman Farm.
· After the ride, enjoy live music, lawn games, and a gourmet lunch under a tent at the beautiful deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.
· Acclaimed Chef Paul O’Connell of Chez Henri will be grilling a fresh, savory lunch on site – we’ll bet this is the best you’ll ever eat at a charity ride.
· You decide whether to fundraise or not, depending on which registration fee you choose – it’s up to you!
Celebrate Bike Week 2012 in a meaningful way – give the gift of bicycling to the next generation of CYCLE Kids!
For more information or to sign up today, please visit http://conta.cc/breakaway-2012
PS: we also offer a fantastic “Wellness Sponsor” program if your workplace would like to reward employees with free entries to the ride. Please contact us to learn more about this exciting employee benefit.
Tags: charity, cycle kids, obesity, rides
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Also got a list of rides leaving from Ferris Wheels in JP, some of these look kind of fun.
Ongoing Rides UPDATED
Rides leaving from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop:
Mountain Bike Rides – Sundays at 4 pm. These are intermediate-level rides. Ask John in the shop for more information. Beginner rides and night rides are also available by request!
Paceline/Road Training Rides – Tuesday and Thursday mornings, leaving from Ferris Wheels at 7 am sharp. Varied pace. 3-5 repeats of a 4-mile loop circling Brookline’s golf courses.
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French rides are where its at this year!
ps. this looks like a hell of a good time
Tags: frenchy french french french, rides, tweed rides
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