Massachusetts Bikeweek 1999 Events
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All Week May 17-21

Bike to the Train

Newburyport: Becka Roolf ( will be assisting any bicyclists who want to do a "bike to the train" commute -- as a special followup to her Effective Cycling Commuting Class

Sunday, May 16

9:30 am - noon
Tour of Arlington

Meet at the Spy Pond parking lot (near the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, just east of Arlington Center) for a casual and easy paced bike tour of some of Arlington's special places with the Arlington Bicycle Committee. There will be a police escort sponsored by the town's police bike unit and complimentary refreshments from Trader Joe's.

Monday, May 17

7:30-8:30 am
Bicycle Breakfast

Coolidge Corner, Brookline, sponsored by Trader Joe's
For more information, contact Bill Smith

Bike Week
Kickoff Party

Redbones, 55 Chester St. (Davis Square), Somerville, co-sponsored by The Ride magazine. $7.00 at the door gets you a pulled-pork barbecue sandwich, a beer, and valet bicycle parking. This is also the kickoff for the Atlantic Cup Classic race series. Proceeds benefit the Somerville Youth Program. Directions and map with parking guide are online.

Tuesday, May 18

Bike to Work Day!

7:00-8:30 am
Bicycle Commuter

The Somerville Bicycle Committee and Carberry's Bakery and Coffeehouse are sponsoring a Bike-to-Work breakfast on Tuesday, May 18. Show your bicycle helmet from 7-8:30am and receive a complimentary pastry. Carberry's is at 187 Elm St., between Davis and Porter squares.

7:30-8:30 am
Bicycle Breakfast

Washington Square, Brookline, sponsored by Watermark and Star Market
For more information, contact Bill Smith

7:30-9:30 am
Bike Commuter
Pancake Breakfast

Broadway Bicycle School, 351 Broadway, Cambridge.
Call for more information

7:30-8:30 am

The World Trade Center/Seaport Hotel will sponsor a Bike Commuter Breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Headhouse Concourse Bike Racks. Bring a helmet for a free breakfast!
For more information, call Erin Clarke at (617) 563-2559.

All Day
Bike to Work Day
Corporate Challenge

Boston Bike to Work Corporate Challenge, sponsored by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD), the Boston Area Transportation Management Associations, BEN & JERRY'S, CARAVAN for Commuters and MassBike. Companies and their employees that bike to work on this day should preregister with the BTD. Winning companies will get an ice cream party from BEN & JERRY'S and will be announced at the Boston Bike Festival, May 21. Contact Adam Shulman, BTD.

Bicycle Lunch

Boston Medical Center Area employees biking to work today will be welcome to a free lunch sponsored by the BMC/ITMA. Call Maureen Flaherty for more information.

6:30 pm
Skate & Bike

We'll glide around the Arboretum at a relaxed, stop-&-see-the-flowers pace. Families are encouraged to come. The paths are rolling, but no cars around. A good place to start with hills. Some experience required for skaters. Of course, we'll go out for a bite to eat afterwards.
Rain will cancel; contact Bonnie Friedman to confirm.

Wednesday, May 19

7:30-9:30 am
Bicycle Breakfast

At the new HI-AYH ENEC office, 1105 Commonwealth Ave. at corner of Brighton Ave.
Bonnie Friedman

5:45 pm
Joy Ride

Meet at Copley Square, in front of Trinity Church, for a 1.5 hour urban tour of city streets and historic sites. Ride departs 6 pm.

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Video Night

At Bikes Not Bombs' Bicycle Recycling and Youth Training Center (59 Amory St. #103., in Roxbury near the Jackson Square T-station). The video selection is to be announced, but it will have a bicycling activism theme.

Thursday, May 20

7:30-8:30 am
Bicycle Breakfast

Brookline Village, corner of Washington & Harvard Streets, sponsored by Stop & Shop
For more information, contact Bill Smith

All Day?
Appreciation Day

CommuteWorks/MASCO will be hosting a Commuter Appreciation Day for employees who bike to work in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, For more information call David Straus.

6:30 pm
Mean Streets-
East Cambridge

Urban evening ATB ride of about 10 diverse miles; mountain or hybrid bikes de rigueur. Explore retro-grunge industrial sub-culture, including the new MBTA engine terminal, Lechmere area, Kendall + Tech Squares, and the MIT campus. Lots of dirt, gravel, glass, steps, ramps and other choice terrain. Start: Boston - Copley Square Park, Boylston Street between Clarendon and Dartmouth.
Directions: Mass Pike or Storrow Drive to Copley Square exits; parking chancy.
Call for details if needed. Charles Hansen

Friday, May 21

11 am - 2 pm
City of Boston's
4th Annual
Bike Festival

City Hall Plaza. Featuring Boston Bike to Work Corporate Challenge winners sponsored by BEN & JERRY'S, History of Bicycles Display by Lincoln Guide Service, Music by "Mr. Flood's Party", bicycle skills training by Bikes Not Bombs, "Share the Roads" bike ride by the Rafael Hernandez School, vendors, exhibits and raffles.
For more information contact Adam Shulman at the BTD.

Sunday, May 23

1:00 pm
South Brookline
Bicycle Tour

Meet at the Old Town Green, Walnut & Warren Streets, 1 block south of Rt. 9, by the First Parish Church.
A bicycle tour of historical sites in South Brookline
There will be a brochure available and refreshments after the ride.
For more information, contact Marian Lazar.

Wednesday, May 26

Cambridge Commute a Better Way Day

8:00am-2:00 pm
Cambridge City Hall
Information Fair

An event to promote all alternative modes of transportation, including cycling, with special events at lunch (including prizes, bike tuneups, and the introduction of a new bike safety bumper sticker designed by an elementary school student.
For more information, contact Joe Barr.

Bike Week 1999