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Boston Bike Week Starts Today!

Boston Bike Week Starts Today!

May is National Bike Month and Boston is celebrating with a week-long extravaganza featuring two of our favorite things: bikes and free food!

There are events all week long, including at least one free breakfast somewhere in the Boston area every single day. Check out the events calendar on www.bostonbikes.org for all the details.

Highlights of Boston Bike Week include:

TODAY: Boston Bike Week Kickoff

11:45am City Hall

Plaza Ride from City Hall to Comm Ave with the Boston Police. Mayor Menino will preside over the ribbon-cutting for the brand-new, super-swank bike lanes on Comm Ave. The Mayor will also unveil new, signature bike racks and will announce what’s to come for biking in Boston.

Thursday: Cities for Cycling Summit

6:00pm Panel at BU’s Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Comm Ave 7:30pm with afterparty at Landry’s Bicycles

Come hear from the Bike Czars of Portland, New York and San Francisco about what their cities are doing to become world-class bike-friendly cities. A reception will follow at Landry’s Bicycles with free refreshments from Boloco and Harpoon Brewery.

Friday: Mayor Menino’s Bike Week Festival

7:00-9:00am City Hall Plaza Ride with a convoy of fellow cyclists to City Hall Plaza, where you’ll be met with a bike festival featuring free breakfast from Boloco, an expo and tons of free stuff.

Join a convoy from JP, Allston/Brighton, West Roxbury, Dorchester, Somerville, Newton, Belmont, or Lexington, or meet us on the Plaza! Enjoy free food and giveaways, socialize with new and old friends on two wheels, and still get to work on time. Check out http://www.bostonbikeweek.org for more details, and stay tuned to www.bostonbikes.org for events all summer long.

Happy riding,

Jess “the Vice Bike Czar of Boston” Robertson

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Tell Me Tuesday, Biking Boston Edition

Tell Me Tuesday is going to be short and sweet because the glorious, raven-haired (correction: she’s clearly not raven-haired. More like carrot-topped!) pain in the neck Kendall is out of the office studying for finals today.

Kendall’s fabulous ONEin3ers, what is better on a beautiful day than riding around on a bike? We say nothing, unless you’re avoiding oncoming traffic and generally risking your life.

Mayor Menino and the City of Boston have put lots of time, money and resources into improving Boston as a bike city(see Hub on Wheels for more information). It’s a clear priority in our never-ending quest to improve quality of life.

BUT, we’re not perfect yet.

Today’s Tell Me Tuesday is for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers alike: How can Boston become a place where bike riding is safe, fun and easy without making Boston less safe, fun and easy for all the non-bikers out there?


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