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Tandem Biking With The Carroll Center for the Blind

April 17, 2014 - 5:17pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Please join us as a volunteer for a day of tandem biking with the Carroll Center for the Blind.

Volunteers needed to ride with a visually impaired individual.

If you've never done this, that's ok!

More details to follow.....such as ride length etc...




Newton, MA 02458 - USA

Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 11

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/177591352/

25 Mile ride in Lincoln, Weston, and Sudbury

April 17, 2014 - 12:42am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Spring is here! Who's up for a 25 mile Easter Sunday ride? 

We meet up in the parking lot of Prospect Hill Park in Waltham and start out crossing over 95 and doing a scenic section along the Cambridge Reservoir. Then we turn way off the beaten path in Lincoln. The next 17 miles are through leafy suburbs, farms, and nature reserves in Weston, Wayland, and Sudbury. This includes the beautiful Water Row along the Sudbury River.

Here's the route, with elevation profile: 

http://www.gmap-pedom...


When: 

Let's meet up at 1:00 pm and be ready to start at 1:15 pm. Aiming to be back before 4pm.

Where: 
323 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA, which is the parking lot of Prospect Hill Park. This is right off exit 27 on I-95. In the unlikely case that the lot is full, park at the ice rink across the street.

Who: 
You need to be okay with a 12-14 mph pace. We will wait for everyone at the top of major hills and at confusing intersections, but please don't sign up if you can't keep at least a 12mph average pace.

What's required: 
* Road bike in good repair 
* Bike helmet 
* At least one full large water bottle (you can refill at mile 20)

What's recommended: 
* Spare tube, air, and basic repair tools 
* Snack 
* Cell phone


Waltham, MA - USA

Sunday, April 20 at 1:00 PM

Attending: 14

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/177635922/

Cape Ann Loop 27 miles (early bird extra 10)

April 13, 2014 - 10:50am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

New start time 2 pm... to ensure good weather for the ride.

Early bird option will not be an extra 10 for the end of the ride if interested.

The weather looks great this weekend finally for sunday afternoon ride thru Cape Ann.


Riding pace will be 13-15mph. There will be stops for views but we will keep the pace to ensure returning on time.

Route Summary:


27 mile loop

http://tinyurl.com/pe...

 

Riders should plan to meet at 2:00pm and be ready to ride around 2:15pm

We should return to the parking lot at 5:15pm.

Extra end of ride loop ... 10 miles extra

http://tinyurl.com/q4...

Roads are in ok shape, some sand and debris from winter.

Starting point
Stage Fort Park Visitor Center (bathrooms have been closed but public bathrooms in Rockport are open)


Required
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  Gloves, Bike helmets and road bikes in good repair
minimum 1 full water bottles

bring snacks and money for a warm drink in Rockport when we take a break


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.


"Cue"gle sheet

http://files.meetup.c...


Gloucester, MA 01930 - USA

Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 PM

Attending: 4

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/176665992/

Boston Bike Party Presents: Boston Red Socks!

April 7, 2014 - 1:39pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

This month, Boston Bike Party is making a fashion statement. With the seasons changing and springtime here, what better way to celebrate the season for love and warmth in Boston than by showing off the loveliest and warmest of colors on your pedal-pushers with red socks!

-LOOKBOOK: Check out our LookBook for inspiration on how to dress for the occasion! 

-MUSIC: Subscribe and CONTRIBUTE music to this month's Spotify Playlist (Must have Spotify installed on your computer)

-LOCATION: Depart from Copley Sq. (Outside Trinity Church)
-ROLL OUT AT 7:30PM
-Route: An easy 8 miles, ending in Kenmore Square near Fenway Park

-Food, Drinks, & socialize at the after party at Cornwall's Pub 

-Why Socks? Because... socks are the best! Just like bikes, socks can be tons of fun while also serving a very important function. With that in mind, we are asking you to please consider bringing along a unopened pack of new WHITE socks to the Bike Party to donate to Boston Healthcare for the Homeless sock drive! Socks are rarely donated at clothing drives but are so critical to healthy / happy feet. Just bring a pack (or more!) to the next Bike Party and we'll take it from there.


-Don't forget to invite your friends!
#bostonbikeparty #bostonredsocks

Boston, MA 02116 - USA

Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 PM

Attending: 10

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/175102912/

Concord To Harvard Loop Ride

March 28, 2014 - 10:41am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Saturday morning looks to be the best now. Partly cloudy. High probability of afternoon showers now. Thus, that is why i am moving the ride to the morning.

Meet at 9am, ride by 9:15.

Route Summary:
38 mile ride starting in Concord thru Maynard and Stow to Harvard MA
and back through Littleton and Acton with some big hills near Harvard.

The route
http://tinyurl.com/pn...

We should return to the parking area around 1 pm if we can keep the 13 plus pace. Please be able to b/c the group needs to return on time to the parking area.

The length of this ride and hills makes this an intermediate ride for those who have a good level of biking fitness. If you haven't exercised all winter this is not the ride to start with ;)


Starting point
8 Keyes Rd Parking Area
Concord MA

Midway point

Harvard General Store (has bathroom)
1 Still River Road
Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 430-0062
harvardgeneralstore.com

What's required
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Bike helmets and road bikes in good repair
minimum 2 full water bottles.
bring snacks or $


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.


"Cue"gle sheet

http://files.meetup.c...

 

 

Concord, MA 01742 - USA

Saturday, March 29 at 9:00 AM

Attending: 3

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/173958672/

Concord To Harvard Loop Ride

March 27, 2014 - 10:49am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Saturday looks to be the best day of the weekend... cloudy, but high of 50.

Route Summary:
38 mile ride starting in Concord thru Maynard and Stow to Harvard MA
and back through Littleton and Acton with some big hills near Harvard.

The route
http://tinyurl.com/pn...

Riders should plan to meet at 1 pm and be ready to ride around 1:15 pm.

We should return to the parking area around 5 pm if we can keep the 13 plus pace. Please be able to b/c the group needs to return on time to the parking area.

The length of this ride and hills makes this an intermediate ride for those who have a good level of biking fitness. If you haven't exercised all winter this is not the ride to start with ;)


Starting point
8 Keyes Rd Parking Area
Concord MA

Midway point

Harvard General Store (has bathroom)
1 Still River Road
Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 430-0062
harvardgeneralstore.com

What's required
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Bike helmets and road bikes in good repair
minimum 2 full water bottles.
bring snacks or $


What's recommended:
------------------------------------
Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.


"Cue"gle sheet

http://files.meetup.c...

 

 

Concord, MA 01742 - USA

Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 PM

Attending: 1

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/173741182/

Concord Lincoln Sudbury Weston 27

March 14, 2014 - 12:37pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Time change: rain likely in morning, so moving this to 1:00pm start.

The weather is looking up for Saturday (high of 50's). This road ride starts by heading out to Lincoln and Sudbury and back thru Weston, Lincoln to Concord. Looking to average a minimum pace of 13, so we should finish in about 2 hours... with a few stops to catch our breath.


Route (27 miles)
http://tinyurl.com/km...


Riders should plan to meet at 1:00pm and be ready to ride around 1:15 pm. We should return to the parking area around 3:30pm

Starting / Endpoint
30 Keyes Rd Parking Area
Concord MA

What's required
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Bike helmets and road bikes in good repair
minimum 1 full water bottle
bring snacks or $


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.


"Cue"gle sheets

 http://files.meetup.c...

 

Concord, MA 01742 - USA

Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 PM

Attending: 5

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/171204272/

Boston Bike Party Presents: RIOT GRRRL!

March 13, 2014 - 8:17am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

This month, in collaboration with RAWRbikes (Really Awesome Women Riding Bikes!), Boston Bike Party is celebrating Grrrls who love music, parties, bikes, & Grrrrrrrrrrrl Power! 

Riot Grrrl started as a movement to encourage women to make their own place in a male-dominated scene. Women-led rock bands like Bikini Kill torched the way by proving beyond a doubt that girls can be strong, make change, and rock hard!
Everyone is welcome to come, of course, but extra credit to those who embrace the theme. Special rule for the Spotify collaborative playlist: All female artists!

We're meeting in Copley Square this time, and the route length will depend a bit on the weather (prob 5-8 miles). Don't forget to bring your bike lock so you can enjoy the after-party which will be at the super hip Bella Luna / Milky Way in Jamaica Plain. It's super close to MBTA, so feel free to enjoy the party and take the T home.

Join the conversation at Boston Bike Party's Facebook Event Page

Boston, MA 02116 - USA

Tuesday, March 18 at 7:45 PM

Attending: 11

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/170448492/

Lexington, Bedford Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln 34 miler

March 8, 2014 - 8:55pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Chilly but sunny tomorrow afternoon, so time to get this riding season on the road.

Route Summary:

Starting in Lexington we head out to Carlisle via Bedford and go thru Great Brook State Park. We circle back thru Lincoln and to return to Lexington

The route
http://goo.gl/maps/7O...

Riders should plan to meet at 1:15 pm and be ready to ride around 1:30 pm

We should return to the Depot  area around 4:30pm  if we can keep the 12 to 15 pace. Please be able to b/c the group needs to return on time to the parking area.


Starting point
Depot Square, Lexington MA (fyi, there is a ton of parking behind the Depot)

Break

Concord Center / Main Street Cafe (Keyes Parking area)

What's required
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Bike helmets and road bikes
minimum 1 full water bottle
bring snacks


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.


"Cue"gle sheet

http://files.meetup.c...

 

Lexington, MA 02420 - USA

Sunday, March 9 at 1:15 PM

Attending: 5

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/170144172/