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Come join me in Arlington on June 1st for an evening of films from Spain to Germany to Bolivia and beyond! You don't have to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of two-wheeled adventure. Ciclismo Classico proudly presents this one-of-a-kind film festival, the ONLY film festival in the USA to celebrate travel by bicycle.

In addition to the 8 fantastic and inspiring films on tap, the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival begins with a social hour (6:00 - 7:00 PM) and the famous Cookie Showcase, an all-cookie buffet featuring the best bakeries of Arlington and beyond! Every attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Italy with Ciclismo Classico! You can also win a beautiful bike jersey as part of our Great Jersey Giveaway!

Special guests for the evening are Jim Sayer, Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association (when you hear him speak, you’ll be ready to quit your job and go biking!) and Charles Scott, the “family adventure guy” and filmmaker of our 2016 Grand Jury Prizewinning film.

It's a great time, and proceeds benefit Adventure Cycling Association and MassBike. Tickets available now ($15 in advance; $20 at the door) at http://regenttheatre.com/details/the_7th_annual_ciclismo_classico_bike_travel_film_festival

Additional dates have also been added further afield:

Thursday, June 2nd, Newburyport, MA
Friday, June 17th, Danbury, CT

More info at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

Free bike party - March 21st!

Come celebrate the end of winter (what winter??) with us - and start thinking of SUMMER! Join us at the 2016 Cycle Massachusetts Kickoff Party on March 21st as we celebrate ten years of hosting the Friendliest Ride in the East.

Come to the Asgard for the free food, the cash bar, and a great crowd of friends old and new - people who know how to have a great time on two wheels! We'll preview the amazing route of this year's tour and throw in some door prizes while we're at it. The 2016 route is pretty amazing – you can explore 4 states in 1 ride, or bring the kids for our first-ever family-friendly weekend. We also have volunteer opportunities where you can ride with us for free!

We're talking about all the things you dream of all winter: campfires on warm starry evenings, fresh peaches at a roadside stand, relaxing with a cold drink after a long day's ride with new friends.

This weeklong tour (with shorter options) is from the friendly folks who brought you the Mass BikePike Tour - we are proud to be the #1 annual donor to Massbike!

Tell your friends, and we'll see you there! Space is limited, so RSVP today at https://cycle-ma-asgard.eventbrite.com

Party with Cycle Massachusetts

Monday, March 21st

The Asgard, Central Square, Cambridge

5:30 – 7:30 PM

$10 suggested donation to Massbike

RSVP at https://cycle-ma-asgard.eventbrite.com

Jingle Ride is coming!

A favorite holiday tradition continues: The 19th Annual Jingle Ride will be here on December 13th. Dress up and ride, or just come to the Kickstand Cafe to see our jolly crew. We keep a slow pace - just fast enough to stay warm - so you don't need to be a speed demon! Families welcome, ride as far as you'd like. The ride is free but we collect donations for Horizons for Homeless Children - I worked for them for years and volunteered even longer, and can attest to the great work they do.

RSVP at http://jingleride2015.eventbrite.com!

Last call!

If your summer needs a little more fun and adventure, you’re in luck – there’s still time to sign up for Cycle Massachusetts! Whether you’re a hardcore cyclist or just getting started, we’re known as the Friendliest Ride in the East and we’d be delighted to welcome you.

It’s LAST CALL to sign up for this tour – the ride is between August 1st and 7th (join us from 2 to 7 days – it’s your choice!) and the registration deadline is July 15th.

Each year, we pick a different part of Massachusetts to explore. This year, we start and finish in Northampton and it only gets better from there. From the Bridge of Flowers, to a Red Fire Farm rest stop and local mead tastings, we’re very excited about this year’s route and we know you’ll love it too! All proceeds go to Massbike, so sign up today at http://www.cyclema.com.
Originally posted by ron_newman at Today's Somerville Historic Bicycle Tour is CANCELLED
due to rain. The Somerville Bicycle Committee and Somerville Historic Preservation Commission hope to reschedule it for some time this fall.
Originally posted by ron_newman at This Sunday: Somerville Historic Bike Tour - Food, Flowers, and Farming
Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and the Somerville Bicycle Committee for a fun bike ride exploring Somerville's new "green" initiatives with the theme "Food, Flowers, and Farming: All Flourishing Anew in Somerville". The ride begins at 2 pm this Sunday, June 28, at Somerville City Hall.

The ride is geared for all ages and riding levels, and it will be escorted by the Somerville Police. There will be a few rest stops as well.

A $3.00 Donation is appreciated, and refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the ride at Aeronaut Brewery!

(This ride was originally scheduled for May 31, but was rained out. Let's hope for better weather this time! If we get rained out again, this will probably become our fall Tour de Somerville in September or October.)

For those of you who like Facebook events, here's ours. And here's a map of our route.

We don't ride on the Mass Pike!

Hey bike friends! Have you heard about Cycle Massachusetts?

For years we were called the Mass BikePike Tour – but we spent so much time explaining “no, we don’t ride on the Mass Pike!” that we finally decided to change the name of our tour!

You can ride anywhere from 2 to 7 days – it’s up to you!

We explore a different part of Massachusetts each year. This year we start and finish in beautiful Northampton, MA. We’re very excited to be in such a fun town with fantastic riding to boot!

We are the Friendliest Ride in the East and we welcome everyone from super-mellow cyclists to hardcore cyclists. We do notice that most of our riders feel like a day of riding isn’t complete without an ice cream stop or a post-ride beer.

All our proceeds go to Massbike and we are their number one donor each year – check us out at http://www.cyclema.com!
Hi LJ friends,

(In case I haven't talked with you about this at a bike breakfast this week!) Join me on Wednesday, May 27th, to enjoy a night of wanderlust and bikes at the 6th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival at the Regent in Arlington.

This year’s 12 short films feature destinations from Malaysia to Patagonia and everywhere in between. We'll experience crazy monkeys, high mountain passes, and an inspiring bike-touring toddler. Most importantly, we'll see that adventure has many meanings - from trips spanning years to one lasting one day. One highlight is the evening’s finale: “Panamerican Childhood” follows the unbelievable two-year journey of toddler Ronja – from Alaska to the tip of South America!

In addition to the films, a festive atmosphere is on tap at this most-anticipated Bike Month event. A social hour begins at 6 PM and features a Cookie Showcase highlighting the delicious offerings of local bakeries. Also included is the “Great Jersey Giveaway” raffle, which will outfit winning guests with bike clothing for their next adventure. One lucky attendee will win a free Ciclismo Classico bicycle vacation valued at over $3,500.

FESTIVAL INFO

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

Social Hour 6-7 PM; films 7-10 PM

A benefit for MassBike

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Info at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

A new bicycle tour in Massachusetts!

Get ready to bring back summer: After 8 years of guiding hundreds of bicyclists through the best of the Bay State, the Mass BikePike Tour is now Cycle Massachusetts!

The name may have changed, but we’re still proud to be the Friendliest Ride in the East. For today’s busy cyclist, we’re all about the options:

• Choose to join us for a weekend, 4 days, 5 days, or a whole week!

• Choose a special challenge ride (Berkshire foothills century, epic Quabbin Reservoir tour) or enjoy the convenience of our Head Start Drop-off Service – all levels of cyclists are applauded!

• Choose ice cream on the road, or smores at our nightly campfire (or both!)

We’ve identified three picturesque and unique Massachusetts destinations: colorful Northampton, quaint Hardwick (at the unbelievable Eagle Hill School), and the exquisite Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. With two nights at each, you’ll have time to explore the most scenic vistas, visit local landmarks, and savor each experience with new friends.

Cycle Massachusetts is from August 1 through 7, 2015 (2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available) and all proceeds support the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. Sign up today: the early bird pricing ends on Sunday!

Seeking bike tourists!

Hi cycling friends,

It's that time of year again - we're soliciting your best bicycle travel memories for the 6th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival in May!

New for 2015, we now have a Bay State Prize, for the best festival film made by a Massachusetts resident. We also have a mini-film category for alumni of Ciclismo Classico trips.

Do save the date now for this Bike Month favorite - I already have some amazing films collected! - and please contact me with any questions about entering your short movie. The basic film submission info is available at http://ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest-regulations.

The 6th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
Social Hour 6-7 PM; films 7-10 PM
A benefit for MassBike
http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

Bike, Sing, and Eat for homeless children!

Hi all,

Here's a very fun and laid-back holiday bike ride. There's some singing, some biking, and a lot of eating and drinking - and it all raises funds for Horizons for Homeless Children (or you may donate a bike to Bikes Not Bombs). No need for any talent in the singing or biking - only enthusiasm is needed!

Warm regards,
Karin T

PS: Yes, it's the same day as the Jingle Bell Run - both are great events, so just choose if you'd rather sit on your butt or run :)

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On Sunday, December 14th, bring family and friends to Arlington for the 18th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride, a leisurely and festive bike parade to Boston and back. This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we stop and sing carols for passersby, and just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit.

There will be free hot mulled cider and freshly-brewed coffee and pastries thanks to our starting-point hosts at the Kickstand Café. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!

It’s a parade, not a race – so if you have a bicycle, we’d love your holiday spirit along for the ride!

New this year: Crowded garage? Bring a used adult or child-sized bike to donate to Bikes Not Bombs and ride for free! Bicycle donation guidelines are here.

Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 14th, 2014 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café, 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is preferred but not required. Please RSVP at https://jingleride2014.eventbrite.com or contact Marc at 781-646-3377.
Or – join the event on facebook!
Originally posted by ron_newman at Somerville and Medford bike tours, this Saturday 9/20
The Somerville and Medford bicycle committees are both leading bike tours this Saturday, September 20. Somerville's is in the afternoon, Medford's in the morning, so you can do both if you want.

This year's Tour de Somerville: Rivers & Rails Ride is a month earlier than in past years, and has a different starting location. Meet Saturday at 2 pm at the new Assembly Row Amphitheatre by the Mystic River, 333 Great River Road near JP Licks. This will be a 12-mile bike tour of the Mystic River and the Green Line Extension route. As usual, Redbones will provide refreshments at a rest stop, and Somerville police will help escort the ride.

Medford's fall bicycle tour meets Saturday at 9:45 am at Whole Foods on Route 16 in Medford (2151 Mystic Valley Parkway). This year's theme is “Narratives of The First Peoples of Medford." Whole Foods will provide lunch at the end of the ride. The ride fee is $5 (free for Medford Historical Society members and people under 18).

Bike party in East Somerville! May 7th

Happy spring! – May is National Bike Month! And how better to kick it off than to join the Mass BikePike Tour team at its 2014 Bike Month Party on May 7th at the East End Grille in vibrant East Somerville? We're thinking East Somerville doesn't get enough bike events so we're bringing the love eastwards!

Bring a friend or meet new friends, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, and learn more about this year's edition of The Friendliest Ride in the East. We'll have fun giveaways and a discount code for any attendees who sign up for the tour at the event!

If you haven't been to East Somerville recently, you're in for a treat. The neighborhood is at the tail end of a streetscape project making it more walkable and bikeable. There is plenty of bike parking in the neighborhood.

RSVP requested at https://massbikepike7may.eventbrite.com as we have limited space.

About the Mass BikePike Tour:
Ride off the beaten path at The Friendliest Tour In The East! Join the Mass BikePike Tour this August, and explore the quiet side of the Bay State at this benefit ride for MassBike.
The Mass BikePike Tour takes you on Massachusetts’s most gorgeous back roads - visiting swimming holes, pristine New England village greens, ice cream stands, wineries, and the only Trappist brewery in the USA.
Each evening features a pre-dinner “social hour”, a nightly campfire/stargazing, and optional field trips to local attractions. The ride is affordably priced and there may be some volunteer opportunities that will allow you to join us for free.

Short people's road bikes?

Hello! A friend and I are going to do a charity bike ride but neither of us has a bike to use (she recently moved and doesn't have one, mine is in use as a work vehicle) so we're looking for appropriately sized road bikes to either borrow or buy.

I'm a 5'3" guy and she's about 5 feet even. Most of the inexpensive road bikes I've been finding on craigslist are way too big for either of us.

We'll be riding 25 miles on the rolling hills of Hollis New Hampshire, a charity ride I've done for several years now--last year I did it on a borrowed mountain bike with huge fat knobby tires and it almost killed me. In previous years I've used my 1991 mountain bike that has road slicks and it worked fine (that bike now has a trailer on it and the back brakes disengaged to make room for a bent rear tire, and serves me well as a cargo vehicle at work).

Anyone have a bike to lend or to sell that fits the bill? Thanks!
It may be freezing now, but we are dreaming about long summer days and beautiful rides! The Mass BikePike Tour is holding its 2014 Kickoff Party on March 10th at the bike-friendly Asgard Pub.

Bring a friend or meet new ones, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, and learn more about this year's edition of The Friendliest Ride in the East. We're really excited about the route and all the attractions along the way!

RSVP requested at https://massbikepike2014kickoff.eventbrite.com as we have limited space.

About the Mass BikePike Tour: (early-bird pricing ends March 1st!)

Ride off the beaten path at The Friendliest Tour In The East! Join the Mass BikePike Tour this August, and explore the quiet side of the Bay State at this benefit ride for MassBike.

The Mass BikePike Tour takes you on Massachusetts’s most gorgeous back roads - visiting swimming holes, pristine New England village greens, ice cream stands, and the only Trappist brewery in the USA.

Each evening features a pre-dinner “social hour”, a nightly campfire/stargazing, and optional field trips to local attractions. The ride is affordably priced and there are some volunteer opportunities that will allow you to join us for free.

Films wanted!

Dear cycling friends,

Get the reels and wheels moving - professional and aspiring filmmakers are invited to enter the 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival.

The Festival is a highlight of Bike Month 2014, and is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel.

Even if you aren’t a filmmaker, please save the date for a fantastic evening of inspiring films at the Regent Theatre. The Festival will take place on Wednesday, May 28th, and is a benefit for MassBike. As we have done in the past, the festival will include a wide array of cookies, the Great Jersey Giveaway, and the chance to win a Ciclismo Classico bicycle tour.

CALL FOR ENTRIES INFORMATION
The 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival invites professional and amateur filmmakers to submit for consideration films ranging from 3 to 60 minutes.
Films must feature bicycle travel of any type: organized tour or informal travel, domestic or international. One of our best-received films from last year involved an epic journey from Marblehead to Swampscott – so you don’t have to jump on a plane to get a great film.

New for 2014: in addition to the Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award, we'll have the Bay State prize, for the best film submitted by a Massachusetts resident. This award will include some first-class Massachusetts goodies!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is March 1, 2014
Submission regulations, where to send and more info is available at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest
Filmmakers will be notified of Selection Committee’s decision by April 1st.

About The 5th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
Social Hour 6-7 PM; films 7-10 PM
A benefit for MassBike
http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

Want to see our 2013 Film Festival winners?
Grand Jury Prize: The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky
Audience Prize: Three-Legged Horses (best finale ever!)
Hi all,

Apologies for the extra posting - this is only the 2nd time in 17 years that we've had any weather doubts for the Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride, but the forecast for Sunday's ride veers wildly between 68 degrees (!!!) to 45 and pouring. We really want to have the ride and raise the funds for Horizons for Homeless Children - but actively crappy weather will cancel the ride.

So - long story short - if you are interested in the Jingle Ride and want to know if it's definitely happening, we're making the call early Sunday morning. Please check http://www.ciclismoclassico.com anytime after 7:30 AM for the full scoop.

And one more note if you go - we've added another fun stop to the ride. In addition to the cookies-and-cocoa stop in Harvard Square, the kind folks at the Asgard in Central Square have offered a free beer to our Jingle Ride crew on our way back from Boston. A perfect place to relax, if the weather cooperates! Don't forget your lock (and maybe some fenders too!) if you will be joining us!

Jingle on and hope for sun,
Karin T

PS: more details about the ride are at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/jingle-ride-2013

Jingle Ride NEW DATE - December 22nd

Hi all,

Due to the iffy weather forecast for this weekend, we've gone ahead and moved the 17th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride one week later, to Sunday, December 22nd.

Our Rudolph has a broken hoof so we're more cautious about riding in possible snow than we normally would be.

The ride will have all the same awesome as previously advertised, just one week later. Same start, same finish, same amazing charity to support (Horizons for Homeless Children)

Here's the 411: http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/jingle-ride-2013

Hope you can make it!
Tuesday 12/10: Boston Bike Party - Sparkle Motion
Time: 7:30 pm (usually departs 8 pm)
Place: Dewey Square (across from South Station)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/771014652912567

Saturday 12/14: Santa Cycle Rampage
Time: 9 am
Place: ULA Cafe, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain
Bike from brewery tour to brewery tour, all day.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/574909049244322 and http://www.facebook.com/SantaCycleRampageBOS

Saturday 12/14 POSTPONED to Sunday 12/15: Somerville Illuminations Bike Tour
Time: Meet 5:50 pm, depart 6 pm
Place: outside main entrance to Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.
See Somerville's glorious holiday lights by bike. Ride will last about an hour.
More info: http://SomervilleBikes.org/EventsRides.html and https://www.facebook.com/events/624904464217404

Sunday 12/15 POSTPONED to 12/22: Ciclismo Classico's Jingle Ride
Time: 11 am
Place: Kickstand Cafe (formerly Carberry's / Jam 'n Java), 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington Center
More info: this previous LJ post and https://www.facebook.com/events/679731465393390

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Elves wanted! (rescheduled to 12/22/13!)

The Jingle Ride is coming! I hope you can join us for the happiest ride around: you and 100 new friends, many in costume, with motorists and passersby cheering you on instead of cursing at you :) See below for details.

If you've been on the ride before, please note the starting point is under new ownership. It's now called the Kickstand Cafe, and the owners are very bike-friendly!

Happy December riding everyone!
-Karin T, who has Christmas lights on the trailer year-round

Put some antlers on your helmet, tie some jingle bells to your bicycle, and join fellow holiday merrymakers at the 17th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride.
On Sunday, December 22nd (NEW DATE!), bring family and friends to Arlington for a leisurely and festive bike parade to Boston and back. This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Charles River bike path along the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we may stop and sing carols for passersby, or just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!

Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 22nd (NEW DATE!!), 2013 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café (formerly Jam n Java), 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is required. Please RSVP at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/jingle-ride-2013/ or contact Marc at 781-646-3377.
Or – join the event on facebook!
The Somerville Bicycle Committee's annual fall Tour de Somerville takes place this Saturday, October 19. This year's theme is "Over, Under, Around, and Through" (thanks blacktigr for the suggestion).

We'll explore Somerville's many bridges, tunnels, overpasses, and underpasses. We know of at least 40, which is a lot for a city of just 4 square miles. Our tour route will cross, or at least pass by, as many of these as possible. We will visit the sites of two bike path projects now under construction: the Somerville Community Path extension between Cedar and Lowell Streets, and the Wellington Undercarriage (a new boardwalk under Route 28, linking the Mystic River paths at Assembly Square to Shore Drive).

Meet at 10 am at Seven Hills Park, behind the Holland Street MBTA entrance in Davis Square. We'll depart promptly at 10:15. The ride will be about 13 miles long, mostly flat, and will end by 1 pm.

Somerville police will help escort the ride. We will have a rest stop about halfway through, at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on Shore Drive, with snacks from Redbones.

In case of steady rain, we'll postpone the ride to Sunday, October 20, same starting place and time.

A tentative route map is at http://goo.gl/maps/EYBJG . Because the route passes through many construction projects, it is subject to change, even at the last minute.

Our ride also has a Facebook event.
Slightly self-promoting here, but more because I could use a getaway and thinking about bike trips makes me happy. Enjoy!
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/top-5-massachusetts-bicycle-vacations/

And if you want to chat about the Mass BikePike Tour or volunteering at it (awesome opportunity!) please drop me a line at karin AT tugboat23 DOT com. Thanks!
(x-posted with DSLJ)

Bike week procrastinators unite!

Happy bike week!

Are you missing out on bike breakfasts, wishing you’d planned ahead so you could score as many free bagels as possible?

Well it’s not too late – the best event of Bike Week isn’t technically during Bike Week…it’s the 4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival and it’s NEXT MONDAY, May 20th.

The festival is a benefit for Massbike, and it is the only film festival in the USA that will make you want to drop everything and ride off into the sunset (or at least head away for a weekend). This year, our Grand Jury Prize winner is a fascinating story of a 23-year old Boston mother of three who cycled the globe in just 15 months – in 1894!

We are also the only film festival to feature a Cookie Showcase of the area’s best bakeries - which is what happens when event planners have a sweet tooth.

One lucky attendee will win an amazing door prize – a spot on Ciclismo Classico’s Piedmont and the Lake District tour (a $2,800 value!). We’ll also be raffling off an eclectic collection of cool bike jerseys to outfit you for your next ride.

Details:

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Regent Theatre, Arlington MA (7 Medford Street)

Social hour 6:00 PM; Films begin 7:00 PM

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

Check us out on facebook!
Construction started on the Fitchburg cutoff over three years ago; and just last week I tried to traverse it. It started out great: paved, a nice bridge over some of the swampier sections and then .... it just STOPPED. I understand construction can take a while, but the path is less than a mile long. Does anyone have any information on when or if construction is supposed to be completed?

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Hi LJ friends,

May is National Bike Month, and I’m inviting you to the most inspirational event of the month – the 4th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival on May 20th at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. It’s a benefit for Massbike.

It is the only film festival in the USA that will make you want to drop everything and ride off into the sunset (or at least head away for a weekend). This year, our Grand Jury Prize winner is a fascinating story of a 23-year old Boston mother of three who cycled the globe in just 15 months – in 1894!

In addition to this seriously “old-school” tour, we’ll see more recent explorations with destinations from Iran to Scotland to…Swampscott!

We are also the only film festival to feature a Cookie Showcase of the area’s best bakeries - which is what happens when event planners have a sweet tooth.

One lucky attendee will win an amazing door prize – a spot on one of Ciclismo Classico’s “More Miles for Less” tours – a $2600 value! We’ll also be raffling off an eclectic collection of cool bike jerseys to outfit you for your next ride. Hope to see you there!

Details:

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Regent Theatre, Arlington MA (7 Medford Street)

Social hour 6:00 PM; Films begin 7:00 PM

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

Check us out on facebook!

Summer is coming...really!

Some of you may know I work on the Mass BikePike Tour, an annual bike tour celebrating our state and raising money for Massbike. (we are their #1 donor the past few years).
This past summer I actually got to work at the event, and I truly fell in love - it offered a great mix of super riding that was as challenging as you'd wish, the friendliest riders, and just a wonderful "summer vacation" vibe. I hope you'll join me at the 2013 edition - the early bird discount ends at the end of the month, and the ride will sell out, so sign up asap. Here's more information below:

Give us two vacation days – and we’ll give you a Massachusetts bicycle adventure!

The Mass BikePike Tour is a scenic bicycle tour celebrating all the best that Massachusetts has to offer! Taking place from August 1st to 4th, it is “The Friendliest Ride in the East” and is suitable for novice to experienced cyclists. It’s a GREAT use of limited vacation time - join us after work on Wednesday and we’ll enjoy the next four days of exploring on two wheels. You’ll return home Sunday afternoon with new friends and fun memories.

2013’s ride features the rolling hills and picturesque towns of north-central Massachusetts, from the Johnny Appleseed Trail to the Connecticut River Valley. The ride will also head north into Keene, NH, and (long ride only) Brattleboro, VT.

The Mass BikePike Tour offers two routes each day. The shorter route is between 25 and 45 miles and the longer route is between 45 and 70 miles.

Each evening features a pre-dinner “social hour”, and optional nightly field trips to local attractions. The Mass BikePike Tour is affordably priced – less than $400 if you sign up before March! – and proceeds go to the MassBike Coalition. There are some volunteer options that allow you join us for free. For more information please visit www.massbikepike.org.
Want to see Somerville's holiday lights, but you couldn't get a ticket for the trolley tour?

Then join the Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Somerville Arts Council for the third annual Illuminations Bicycle Tour this Saturday!

We'll meet up in front of the main entrance to Somerville High School at 5:50 pm, leaving promptly at 6 pm. The ride will be about 45 minutes long.

Please wear warm clothes, and use a headlight and taillight on your bike. We encourage additional festive lights on your bike or your person, as well as costumes and good cheer.

We'll ask for a $5 donation to the Arts Council.

For those who want to take a longer ride, we'll have maps available for self-guided tours, with suggested meetup times of 7:15 and 8:30 pm.

Before or after our ride, you can mingle with the Trolley Tour crowd at City Hall. Hot chocolate, coffee, and treats will be available there.

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Note: want motorists to beep at you in a good way? This is the most goodwill I've ever felt on a bike - it's worth riding just for that :)

Put some antlers on your helmet, tie some jingle bells to your bicycle, and join fellow holiday merrymakers at the 16th Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride.

On Sunday, December 9th, bring family and friends to Arlington for a leisurely and festive bike parade to Boston and back. This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Charles River bike path along the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street – we may stop and sing carols for passersby, or just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!

Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 9th, 2012 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Jam N’ Java, 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is required. Please RSVP at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/jingleride2012 or contact Marc at 781-646-3377.

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