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.<

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With the last round of the World Cup done and dusted, riders are going to be putting everything on the line to win or retain the coveted rainbow stripes. Unluckily, some riders that were a hot ticket for the win have been knocked out of contention because of injury.

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In the women’s race, all of the UK riders look to be firing on all cylinders. However, France’s Morgane Charre crashed out at the last round of the World Cup injuring her wrist and is unable to compete this weekend.

Place your bets

So who are the MBUK team hedging its bets?

Get ready for the racing

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