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World Remembrance Day This Sunday Nov 18th

From The BCU:

Sunday is World Day of Remembrance. Will you join the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition in honoring victims of traffic crashes?

World Day of Remembrance
Sunday, Nov. 18 // 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn more + RSVP

The day will begin with a ghost bike ceremony at 12:30 pm, followed by a vigil and silent march from the State House to City Hall to demand swifter action to prevent traffic deaths.

We know you are angry and sad about recent fatalities on our streets. So are we. These kinds of tragedies are avoidable with better, proactive planning and policy. Stand with us to show that life-saving infrastructure improvements cannot wait.

While Boston has made some progress toward reducing injurious crashes, change has not come quickly enough. In 2017, there were 1,162 cyclist and pedestrian incidents that prompted an EMS response — or more than 3 per day. Meanwhile, Boston’s bike fatality rate continues to be higher than the rates in comparable cities. (It’s one reason Boston fell this year to #20 in Bicycling Magazine’s ranking of the best bike cities in America.)

Friday’s fatal crash, in which a dump truck driver hit and killed BU graduate student Meng Jin as he biked near the Museum of Science, serves as another devastating reminder of the dangers posed by deadly street design. (A ghost bike ceremony will be held on Sunday before the rally and demonstration; for more information and to RSVP head here.)

Meng Jin Ghost Bike Ceremony
Sunday, Nov 18 // 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Intersection of Charles River Dam & Museum Way
Learn more + RSVP

On Sunday, members of the Coalition will be placing silhouettes at crash sites throughout the Boston area, as well as statewide, as part of the #CrashNotAccident awareness campaign. Crashes are not accidents — they’re the tragic, preventable results of inadequate planning and policy. People make mistakes; our streets must be designed so those mistakes are not fatal. Please join us to ensure that these lives are not forgotten and to demand safe streets for all in our communities.

Take part in the following memorial actions:

12:30 pm – Meng Jin Ghost Bike Ceremony at Charles River Dam & Museum Way
1:45 pm – Gather on the steps of Massachusetts State House for a Memorial Vigil
2:00 pm – Program for Memorial Vigil begins
2:45 pm – Silent Walk of Remembrance to Boston City Hall Plaza to demand safer roads
3:30 pm – Event ends

Please dress warmly and wear yellow in remembrance of those we’ve lost to traffic crashes.

We also encourage you to invite your elected state and local representatives. Show them the human toll of dangerous street design and urge them to support Vision Zero. You can find your city legislators here, and your state legislators here.

Help us spread the word via social media by using the following hashtags before and during the event: #WDoR2018 #CrashNotAccident #SafetyOverSpeed #VisionZero

The vast majority of these traffic crashes are preventable through engineering, education and enforcement. In numbers, we can recognize our loved ones, and also demand action from our elected officials.

We hope to see you there on Sunday, November 18th.

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Providence Cyclocross Festival

Start: October 4, 2013 End: October 6, 2013 Location: Providence, RI Providence Cyclocross Festival richard@providencecrossfest.com Besides top-level UCI cyclocross racing, the festival includes a Builders Ball on Friday, the Fat Tire Bike Race on Friday, a Gran Fondo Road Ride on Sunday morning, kids races, a swap meet and more —  this year’s PCF is larger and better than ever.

Ride In A Parade With MassBike

From the email:

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Have you ever wanted to be in a parade?  Well today is your lucky day!
MassBike has a chance to be a part of the Honk! Parade to “Reclaim the streets for horns, bike and feet!” from Davis Square to Harvard Square this Sunday.

We need your help to make some noise! Please join us as we ride our bikes in the parade in support of MassBike.
The parade will be a rolling festival with horns, bikes, and people marching. It is sure to be a ton of fun for the whole family!
As always please RSVP to

events@massbike.org
if you are interested in participating in this event!
All participants are strongly encouraged to wear their new MassBike t-shirts or a MassBike themed costume. We will have some extra t-shirts for sale at the event!

HONK! Parade to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet!HONK! Promotional Image by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research

When:

Sunday, October 7th 11:45 – 1:30pm

Where: Davis Square to Harvard Square

Time Commitment:1.75 Hours

What to Bring: Bike, Helmet, MassBike t-shirt/costume



Video: Voodoo Adventure – The Smugglers’ Path

For the third installment to the Voodoo Adventure, our resident MTB explorer Rob Jarman takes a trip over to Ireland and retraces the steps once taken by daring smugglers.

It’s all too easy to get out on your bike and have a ride, or race your mates on the Sunday thrash. But don’t forget how good the mountain bike is for getting you around and exploring this amazing world we live in.

Explorers of old relied on Himalayan Sherpas, sled dogs and mountain guides to see the world, but we can use the mountain bike to have our own adventures.

Think outside the box a little. Do some homework or ask your relatives about stories that interest them – you never know where you might come up with a great idea for some exploring.

And even if your adventure doesn’t come up with anything, you’ll be sure to have a blast out on your bike. Rob Jarman always does…

Play On Green Street Sunday July 15th

COME PLAY ON GREEN STREET
SUNDAY, JULY 15th
group infront of tents

This Sunday Boston Bikes will be at one of Boston’s first Open Streets events - Circle the City in Jamaica Plain.

From 11am-4pm Green Street -
graham at rodeo

from Franklin Park to Jamaica Pond – will be open to bikers, walkers, runner, skippers, rollerbladers, tomfoolery-makers, yogis, and general enthusiasts of livable communities.

Come join us for our bike rodeo and bike rentals next to the Green Street MBTA Station or visit one of the dozen of other partners providing everything from yoga, to face painting, to obstacle courses - all happening on Green Street.

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