MassBike

Massachusetts Bike Week 2004
Saturday, May 15 through
Sunday, May 23

Bike Week is part of Bike Month, a national event to celebrate and encourage bicycling.

All events are tentative!

Email Doug Mink (massbike webmaster) with your Massachusetts Bike Week (or Bike Month) events as soon as you have them scheduled.
See the pages for previous bike weeks for ideas:
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New! The event calendar is available in iCalendar format: bw2004.ics. This is compatible with PDAs, the Mozilla/Netscape Calendar Plugin, Apple iCal and versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can even subscribe to the link and get updates as they happen.
Saturday, 5-1  
25th Wake up the Earth Day
11:00AM until 04:00PM
Boston
Let MassBike's valets watch your bike while you enjoy this celebration of spring along the Southwest Corridor near the Stony Brook MBTA station. There is a rain date of Sunday, May 2. Volunteers are needed, please contact the MassBike Office.
Sunday, 5-2  
8th Annual Mystic Herring Run Festival
01:00PM until 05:00PM
Somerville
River Festival that includes a 5K road race along the banks of the Mystic River. This year the festival will highlight the potential new bike path across the Amelia Earhart Dam.
Monday, 5-3  
Corporate Commuter Challenge Signups
Check with your local Transportation Management Association (TMA) to sign up your company for the 2004 Bike to Work Corporate Challenge. Massachusetts General Hospital & John Hancock were the winners in 2003.
Saturday, 5-15  
Coast-to-Coast Bike Tour
Orleans
The Town of Orleans will be celebrating its 4th annual Coast-to-Coast Bike Tour on Saturday, May 15th, at 10:00 AM, kicking off Mass Bike Week. This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Orleans Bikeways Committee and the Orleans Police Department. The five-mile escorted ride from Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay, through the town, to Nauset Beach on the Atlantic Ocean focuses on safe cycling for all ages and biking abilities. At the finish area at Nauset Beach parking lot there will be refreshments, a rodeo sponsored and carried out by Orleans Police, and a raffle with donations from local businesses.
Milton Bike Day
Milton
Public ride beginning at 7:00 AM at Town Hall Gazebo and going 8 miles into the Blue Hills Reservation and returning to Cunningham Park. Registration fee of $20 ($30 with t-shirt). All participants to receive bicycle socks.A public race will take place at 10:00 AM, racers will compete on the official racecourse and compete for 30 minutes. Entry fee of $20 ($30 for t-shirt) plus a one-day racing license fee of $5. All participants to receive bicycle socks.\ 25 person minimum field size - race officials reserve the right to merge categories based on demand. First three places (men and women) receive awards.\There will be a kids race at Noon on the fully closed portion of the course.\Registration will open at 10:30 for this event. Age groups are as follows: Toddlers, 5-7, 8-9, 10-11. Each child will receive a number plate and a medal.\Registration opens one hour before the start of the first race and closes ten minutes before the start of each event. Pre-entries must be postmarked before May 7. Late and race day entries add $5. No late fee for juniors or public racers. One Day USCF Licenses will be available for purchase on race day. Racers racing the 2:10 event as a second race pay $10 for that race; all other second races are $8. Juniors can race second races for free. Unattached fee is $5. Limits Sr 5 (Public) is 50 racers all others 125. Fill out a Standard Athlete Release form, make check out to Milton Rotary Club, and mail to Milton Rotary Club, PO Box 243, Milton, MA 02186.\Rules: All USCF rules will apply. Helmets mandatory whenever you are on the bike. There is no warming up on the racecourse. Wheel Pit - Wheels in... wheels out. Free lap in effect until 5 laps to go, except in the Sr 5 (Public) race.On site bike safety check and helmet sales provided by Dave's Bike
Sunday, 5-16  
CRW Spring Century
Merrimack Valley
Join The Charles River Wheelmen on one of four beautiful routes on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The 100 mile ride will take you through Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such towns as Boxford, Groveland and Topsfield. All routes pass through the Harold Parker State Forest.
Chain of Hope Charity Ride
Westfield
10, 25, and 62-mile options. Open to riders of all levels. Funds raised support the Center of Hope, a cancer support community in Westfield.
Bike-Arlington Tour
09:30AM until 02:00PM
Arlington
The 7th annual BIKE-Arlington Tour is an easy-paced bicycle tour around town organized by the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) as part of the Arlington Alternative Transportation Fair. The tour is free of charge, and all participants will be responsible for their own safety. Bicycle helmets required. Bring something to drink. Meet on Sunday, May 16, at the Alewife MBTA Station.
Neponset Greenway Ride
10:00AM until 01:00PM
Boston
Meet at the snack stand near Fort Independence on Castle Island in South Boston for a ride along the harbor and up the Neponset River, mostly on bikepaths. We will return either on streets through Dorchester or up the Southwest Corridor to the starting point.
BikeBoston Film Festival
10:00AM until 09:00PM
Cambridge
The 2004 BikeBoston Film Festival, presented by Zipcar, will take place on Sunday May 16th at MIT Room 10-250 in Cambridge. Bicycle-themed films will screen throughout the day. Film-goers may purchase either a half-day or full-day ticket. The Festival will screen both feature length and short films of both dramatic and documentary styles. The Festival's primary sponsor is Zipcar, the company that provides a network of on-demand, self-service rental cars to its members throughout the Boston, New York and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Zipcar supports alternative urban transportation modes such as bicycling and mass transit. Proceeds of the festival will support Team Basis - a women's professional cycling team, and MassBike - the advocacy group that strives to make Massachusetts a better place for bicycling.
Monday, 5-17  
Corporate Commuter Challenge
Bike to work all week, and rack up points for your team.
Bike Commuter Breakfast
07:00AM until 09:00AM
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Power up before heading to work.
RedBones 9th Annual Bike Party
05:00PM until 10:00PM
Somerville, Davis Square
Redbones, 55 Chester St., Davis Square, Somerville, MA$10.00 includes great food, a pint of beer, lemonade, or soda, bicycle valet parking and a raffle ticket. There are a lot of raffle prizes, and proceeds benefit MassBike and NEMBA.
Tuesday, 5-18  
Corporate Commuter Challenge
Bike to work all week, and rack up points for your team.
Bike Commuter Breakfast
07:00AM until 09:00AM
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Power up before heading to work.
Pancake Breakfast
07:30AM until 09:30AM
Cambridge
Meet your fellow bicycle commuters over free coffee and pancakes. See the faces behind some of the names you see on the Internet. Broadway Bicycle School, 351 Broadway, Cambridge.
Wednesday, 5-19  
Corporate Commuter Challenge
Bike to work all week, and rack up points for your team.
Bike Commuter Breakfast
07:00AM until 09:00AM
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Power up before heading to work.
Rail-Trail Design Seminar
10:30AM until 12:30PM
Worcester Union Station
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), with the generous support of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, is launching the Trails and Greenways Seminar Series to bring you information you need to build, advocate for and manage your trail. Registration deadline is May 12th.
Thursday, 5-20  
Corporate Commuter Challenge
Bike to work all week, and rack up points for your team.
Bike Commuter Breakfast
07:00AM until 09:00AM
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Power up before heading to work.
Friday, 5-21  
Corporate Commuter Challenge
Bike to work all week, and rack up points for your team.
National Bike-To-Work Day
Everywhere
The official bike-to-work day is Friday, but we hope you'll wrap up a week of cycling to work today.
Bike Commuter Breakfast
07:00AM until 09:00AM
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Power up before heading to work.
Sunday, 5-23  
17th Annual Bike-A-Thon
Roxbury
Bikes-Not-Bombs biggest fundraiser, and one of their most fun and social events. BNB is also the place to donate your extra bike, or pick up an inexpensive city beater bicycle.