(Update at 9 am: Well it's looking a little droopy out there but there's a significant chance of no precipitation! (how's that for optimism?) So we're gonna head over, set up, drink some coffee and talk about bikey stuff. See you there we hope! )
This year's Spring Roll! is just around the corner - this Sunday May 12. This is our fifth year doing this ride. At first some showers were forecast, but it's definitely looking more promising.
New this year will be an instructor from the City of Boston's Bike program running a Bike Rodeo, which is a bike safety and skills course for children. As usual, there will be a table of bike decorations and helpers to get your bike all dressed up for the ride. You can also expect the stereo bike to be there leading the parade with some funky tunes, some great snacks from a bunch of local JP stores and cafes, info tables from bike-related orgs like the Boston Cyclists Union and Bikes not Bombs, and pre-ride bike check-ups and demos of family-friendly bikes and accessories from our friends at Ferris Wheels.
So get to the South Street Mall (at South St. and Carolina St) by 10 am to hang out and get ready for the ride, which leaves at 11 am. The ride itself is a 3.6 mile loop up through Hyde and Jackson Squares, down the Southwest Corridor to Forest Hills, and then back up to the start. We'll take it slow, but for those with very small children that may not be able to keep up or do that distance, we ask that you keep them entertained at the start so that both the ride and our ride support team don't get too stretched out.
By no means definitively complete, just a list of bike stuff I know about, now that Spring has sprung, and we are all riding with glee! -PB
Midnight Marathon Bike Ride
update 4/11/13 TRAIN SOLD OUT (700 were available) (shoot, been busy, I was going to buy mine tomorrow!)
Looks like carpooling is the only option...or riding both ways to get back to your car!
I don't have a car. Guess I finally found time to work on my taxes...…
Posted by Phoenix Boulay on April 11, 2013 at 2:08pm
Do you have questions about winter riding? Or do you know someone would like to ride their bike year-round and has questions? This is a great opportunity to talk to seasoned bike commuters about winter riding. Join us at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, JP) on Thursday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Staff with decades of experience riding year-round will lead this interactive clinic. Please tell your friends!
Posted by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on November 28, 2012 at 11:09am
Posted by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on August 9, 2012 at 1:48pm
This Sunday is the first in a series of Circle the City Events. http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/circle-the-city The festivities will be happening in Franklin Park on the Playstead. All sorts of family friendly activities happening including:
Posted by Bob Dizon on June 20, 2012 at 4:24pm
Removed bike rack and fold-out wire baskets attached to it. Fixed bike rack (ok, I used a thick layer of duct tape where the weld broke) and replaced, moved forward from it’s previous position. Re-attached fold-out wire baskets in a new position with braces in a new position. Hopefully that will hold for a while. I always thought that both bike shops could have done a better job and moved the adjustable rods forward, so the weight was more centered, and wonder if the placement contributed to…Continue