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Boston City Summer Bike Program

From the email:

CELEBRATE BIKE TO WORK DAY WITH MAYOR WALSH AND BLUE BIKES!

Register now for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival on Friday May 18, the City’s annual celebration of bicycling hosted by the Boston Transportation Department!

This year, Mayor Walsh will be joined by Andrew Dreyfus, the President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, to celebrate the rebranding of our public bike share system as Blue Bikes. The new brand recognizes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as the new title sponsor of the publicly-owned system, which we’re expanding this year.

You can join one of a dozen bike convoys at stops all across the Boston area or ride over on your own. When you arrive at City Hall Plaza, you’ll be greeted by bike-friendly exhibitors and free breakfast provided by Clif Bar, High Brew Coffee, Iggy’s Bread of the World, and Whole Foods – Charles River Plaza. You must pre-register for the event in order to be eligible to receive a limited edition 2018 Bike to Work Day shirt. Shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Blue Bikes members can receive Blue Bikes sunglasses. Registration, a map of the convoys, and other event details can be found at boston.gov/bike-to-work-day.

People who identify as female or gender non-conforming practice bike skills in a parking lot.

LEARN TO RIDE AT A WOMEN’S LEARN-TO-RIDE CLINIC

Are you a Boston resident who identifies as female or gender-nonconforming? Do you want to learn to ride a bike or sharpen existing bike skills? If so, you’re invited to participate in the Boston Transportation Department’s free clinics. The “Basic Skills” clinics are for you if you’ve never ridden a bike before, haven’t been on a bike for years, or can ride a little but need to build basic skills like starting, stopping, turning, and hand signaling. “Intro to Street Skills” clinics are for you if you have the basics down, but want to build your confidence riding on the street. Pre-registration is required for all clinics. Bikes and helmets are provided upon request. Find more information at boston.gov/women-bike.

Schedule of planned events:

  • Basic Skills | Tuesday, June 19, 6 pm – 8 pm, Mattapan
  • Basic Skills | Wednesday, July 11, 6 pm – 8 pm, Roxbury
  • Basic Skills | Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm – 8 pm, Charlestown
  • Basic Skills | Wednesday, August 8, 6 pm – 8 pm, Allston
  • Basic Skills | Saturday, September 8, 10 am – 12 pm, Dorchester
  • Intro to Street Skills | Saturday, September 8, 12 pm – 2 pm, Dorchester
  • Basic Skills | Saturday, September 29, 10 am – 12 pm, Roxbury
  • Intro to Street Skills | Saturday, September 29, 12 pm – 2 pm, Roxbury
  • Basic Skills | Saturday, October 13, 10 am – 12 pm, East Boston
  • Intro to Street Skills | Saturday, October 13, 12 pm – 2 pm, East Boston
Two people presenting as females ride bike share bikes on a street in Boston. They are smiling and appear to be having fun.

LEARN ABOUT BIKE SHARE AT A BOSTON BY BIKE(SHARE) RIDE

Are you a resident of Boston who is interested in the region’s public bike share system but haven’t yet tried it out? Join one of four Boston by Bike(share) events hosted by the Boston Transportation Department this year. These events are a great way to try bike share for free and learn more about the different membership options available. An experienced ride leader will take you on a group bike ride through the neighborhood, traveling along comfortable on- and off-street routes. Helmets will be provided and participants should be a minimum of 16 years old. Information about our Boston by Bike(share) events can be found at boston.gov/bikes.

  • East Boston by Bike(share) | Wednesday, June 27, 6 pm – 8 pm
  • South Boston by Bike(share) | Wednesday, July 18, 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Dorchester by Bike(share) | Wednesday, August 22, 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Roxbury and South End by Bike(share) | Wednesday, September 19, 6 pm – 8 pm
Two people presenting as female ride bikes along the Staniford St cycletrack.

RIDE CONNECT HISTORIC BOSTON WITH US

Connect Historic Boston (CHB) is an initiative between the City of Boston and the National Park Service to link historic sites through downtown Boston. While construction on the full project continues, the Boston Transportation Department will be able to take people on a ride of the substantially-complete bike trail.

Meet us on June 22 at 5:30 pm at South Station. We’ll ride along the CHB Trail, and make a few stops along the way to discuss the project. The ride will take approximately one hour and will end near a Red Line T stop.

Don’t have a bike? A limited number of Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) will be available. Please be sure to register if you want to ride a Blue Bike. Registration is optional for riders who have their own bikes, but does help us in planning. All riders will need to sign a waiver. Helmets will be required.

First Olympic-sized velodrome in the Middle East opens in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Jerusalem (BRAIN) — The city of Tel Aviv has unveiled Israel’s newest velodrome, said to be the most advanced indoor bike racing arena in the Middle East.

Pirelli cuts OEM deal with Pinarello

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli will provide its PZero Velo tires for all Pinarello’s Dogma F10 bicycles this season. “It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce this OEM agreement with one of the world’s most prestigious bike makers,” said Antonella Lauriola, COO of the Velo Pirelli business unit

New Interbike podcast looks at used bike market and bike trade-in programs

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Interbike podcast looks at how some IBDs are taking a new look at the used bike market, whether they buy and sell used bikes or take them as trade-ins toward new bike sales.  Guests on the fifth episode of “Interbike — The Podcast” include Steve Frothingham, the web editor for Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, who has written extensively about the used bike market in recent years (including a new article in the April 15 issue of BRAIN)

Bike Expo New York moves to new venue

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years. The event is May 4-5

MRP hires Rob Aguero as manager of sales and business development

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mountain Racing Products has hired industry veteran Rob Aguero to its sales team.

Few details on Trump’s latest proposed tariffs

Given the size of his latest punitive tariffs proposal, consumer goods — and bike-related products — are likely to be included. WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Late Thursday President Trump proposed another $100 billion in punitive tariffs against Chinese imports, suggesting the president is looking to penalize approximately $400 billion in Chinese goods. About $505 billion in Chinese goods were imported into the U.S.

Latest Interbike podcast looks at BRAIN’s e-commerce survey

BRAIN's Lynette Carpiet joins retailers Tom Henry and Ken Woody Smith on the podcast, available Wednesday. LAGUNA HILLS, Calif

Omnibus spending package preserves funding for some bike-friendly projects

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The $1.2 trillion omnibus spending package that President Donald Trump signed Friday contained some good news for bike advocates, despite their concerns that Trump’s proposed budget would gut some of the programs.  The package includes $1.5 billion in funding for the  Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)  Program, which Trump’s budget would have eliminated.  TIGER funds multimodal transportation projects including programs that integrate bikes into the transportation system.  “PeopleForBikes has been advocating for TIGER funding for years, and we are thrilled to see these funds in the omnibus,” said Jenn Dice, PeopleForBikes’ vice president of business network. “TIGER funding has been a key focus of our industry fly-ins for the entirety of the program