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Women’s Bike And Brunch

from the email:

Bike and Brunch, This Weekend! 

Due to stormy skies in the forecast, the Women’s Bike Month group ride has been moved to Sunday, October 27th. Don’t worry! We’re still ending Women’s Bike Month 2018 with a bang with a weekend-long celebration for women. The festivities kick off Saturday, October 27th with a networking brunch, and conclude with a group ride along the Neponset River Greenway in Mattapan. You don’t want to miss out!

Part 1: Networking Brunch

  • Where: Lucy’s American Tavern | 13 Granite Ave, Dorchester
  • When: Saturday, October 27th | 11:00 a.m – 2:00

The weekend kicks off with our Women’s Networking Brunch. Food will be served buffet style, and we’ll have lots of giveaways including a specialty branded Bluebikes helmet, Bluebikes membership discounts, and fun plant favors (courtesy of the Urban Farming Institute). You don’t want to miss out on the fun! Just fill out this form to let us know if you’re coming.

Part 2: Women’s Ride

  • Where: Mattapan T Stop Station
  • When: Sunday, October 28th | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m

The group ride will start and end at the Mattapan T Stop Station, and travel along the beautiful Neponset River Greenway – which includes a protected bike lane that is perfect for a leisurely ride.

All riders are welcome, you just need to know how to ride a bike. Bluebikes will be provided for riders who RSVP.<

RSVP Today

Landry’s opening new store in Braintree

BRAINTREE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Massachusetts retail chain Landry’s Bicycles is expanding its business to five stores with a new store opening in Braintree this spring.  Landry’s said it has signed a long-term lease to occupy 8,000 square feet of retail space on two levels at  44 Granite Street  (Route 37).  The store is currently undergoing interior remodeling and is expected to open in April. The new store will be managed by Patrick Flaherty, who has worked with the company since 1996.

Upcoming Rides

Got this in the email, its that time a year again, when organized rides start happening!

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Sun March 18, 2012 – Neponset Greenway End of Winter Ride.  10:00 am Castle Island We’ll ride along the Harbor south to the Neponset River, up it to the Blue Hills, and back again.  We’ll look at pathways which are new since our last ride and discuss what is happening next along the Neponset Trail.  People who live closer to Hyde Park than to South Boston are welcome to split off if they need the time, though much of the ride back will be on a different route than the ride down.  Led by Jessica Mink of the Neponset River Greenway Council.

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Sun, Apr 1, 2012 – Spring Middlesex Canal Bicycle Ride. Meet 9:30 AM at North Station (commuter rail) and take our bicycles on the 10 AM train to Lowell. (Riders can also board at West Medford at 10:11 or meet the Train when it arrives in Lowell at 10:43). Route visits Lowell canals, river walk, Francis Gate, and then Middlesex Canal remnants in Chelmsford. Lunch at Route 3A minimall in Billerica. Quick visit to Canal Museum, then on to Boston. Long day, but sunset is late. Riders needing to leave early can get the train to Boston at 1:07 at North Billerica or at 3:14 at Wilmington. Participants are responsible for one-way train fare $6.75 from Boston to Lowell. Complete Lowell line schedules can be downloaded at www.mbcr.net if anyone wishes to plan a rail travel itinerary specific to their needs.For any changes or updates, see middlesexcanal.org. Leaders Bill Kuttner (617-241-9383) & Dick Bauer (857-540-6293).

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Save the Dates – Other upcoming rides:

Sunday April 8th – Bike Rides for Ordinary People Easter Sunday ride, leaving from Arlington Center (morning). See http://boston.bikeridesfop.org/BikeRidesUpComing.htm

Saturday May 12th – National Train Day Ride, leaving from South Station (all day)

Sunday May 20th – Somerville History Ride, leaving from Somerville City Hall (afternoon)

Sunday June 3rd – Bike to the Sea (morning).  See www.biketothesea.com

Sunday June 10th – Boston Jewish History Ride, leaving from Franklin Park Zoo, Giraffe Entrance (all day)



Volunteer Tuesday Oct 11 – Important Bike Counts For Neponset Greenway Grant

From Dotbike.

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Hi Dot Bikers,

DCR is submitting a federal grant application to try to get $10 million dollars to close the remaining gaps in the Neponset Greenway/Harbor Walk trail system. This includes the section between Tenean Beach and UMass Boston (we call this the Dorchester Coast Trail project on dotbike.org) and the section from the current end of the trail to Mattapan Square. If the money is granted it will mean a continuous off road path along the Dorchester Coast and Neponset River from Castle Island to Hyde Park.

Current usage stats will help to strengthen the application and there isn’t much data out there. The Boston Cyclists Union is organizing a one day counting blitz next Tuesday Oct 11th. We need people to count a five different locations during the morning and evening rush hour periods (the grant proposal needs to emphasize commuting via the trail).

If you can volunteer this Tuesday go to this survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8LXGKYJ to see the times and locations for the counts and sign up for a shift or two.

Thanks!