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  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 at 09:00 AM through May 31, 2022
    Cycle Recycle in Dennis, MA

    Cycle Recycle Used Bicycle Sale

    Hundreds of used bicycles for sale. Mention MassBike and Paul will give a 5% donation to us in your name!

    Please come and look (yes, its on Cape. Make a fun day-trip and see the beaches as well as save a lot of money).

    https://capecod.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-dennis-kids-bikes-kids-bikes/7472628209.html

    https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bik/d/south-dennis-road-street-bikes/7470794350.html

    Please call or text 508 751-0362 for appointment and directions Paul at Cycle Recycle

     

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 09:00 AM through May 29, 2022 · 2 rsvps
    Downtown Northampton in Northampton, MA

    4th Annual Great Tree Bike Tour

    Hosted by the Friends of Northampton Trails, the Great Tree Bike Tour is a self-guided bike tour through the neighborhoods of Northampton that can be completed anytime during the week of Sat. May 21, 2022 - Sun. May 29, 2022.

    Each stop features an audio description of the story and unique nature of these 11 champion trees, accessible via QR code. A printable map of the tour (including QR codes and detailed instructions) is available here and on our website fntrails.org. Participation is free.

     

    Credits & History

    The 2019 Great Tree Bicycle Tour grew out of a 2018 summer project by Smith College Botanical Garden Intern Madeleine Lombard who worked with both Smith College and the City of Northampton to highlight exceptional tree specimens in downtown Northampton and integrate them into Smith's existing campus-wide "TreeSpeak" program.

    TreeSpeak allows passersby to learn about a given specimen tree by scanning with their smartphone a QR label on the tree and access an audio file that teaches about that tree.

    In Fall 2019, two local non-profit​ organizations,​ Tree Northampton (TN) and Friends of the Northampton Trails (FNT), ​teamed up to expand the “Tree Speak” in Northampton and promote extraordinary trees--as well as biking--by co-sponsoring a city-wide “Great Tree Bicycle Tour”. Many talented TN and FNT volunteers, in coordination with Smith College and the Northampton Department of Public Works, researched and recorded more audio files, and created an interactive map and signage for biking the tour. Over 150 bicyclists joined the tour which highlighted three “state champion” trees as well as trees that have deep historic importance to Northampton.

    In 2020, as part of MA Bike Month, FNT revised the brochure and made it freely available online.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 05:00 PM through May 22, 2022 · $25.00 USD
    Battle Road Bikes in Lexington, MA

    Family Bikepacking Overnight / Intro To Bikepacking

    Join Battle Road Bikes for a short overnighter!

    This trip is designed with families in mind, but it is also a great way to field test your bike and/or gear. We will be riding 5-10 miles (approximately 1 hour) from the shop to the campsite, and it will be 50/50, trails and pavement.

    We will be making dinner and breakfast on-site.

    The registration is going to be capped at 15 people (though we may allow a couple extra chaperones).

    Please call 781-734-6464 to reserve a spot.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 05:00 PM through May 22, 2022 · $25.00 USD
    Battle Road Bikes in Lexington, MA

    FAMILY BIKEPACKING OVERNIGHT – INTRO TO BIKEPACKING

    Join Battle Road Bikes for a short overnighter. This trip is designed with families in mind, but it is also a great way to field test your bike and/or gear. We will be riding 5-10 miles (approximately 1 hour) from the shop to the campsite, and it will be 50/50, trails and pavement. We will be making dinner and breakfast on-site. The registration is going to be capped at 15 people (though we may allow a couple extra chaperones). Please call to reserve a spot. $25 per person, advance registration required.  https://battleroadbikes.com/event/family-bikepacking-overnight-intro-to-bikepacking/

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    #AMCSPRINGFEST - EASY BIKE RIDE FROM DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD

    In conjunction with AMC Spring Festival, join us for a relaxed recreational bike ride starting in downtown Westfield, and looping south and west thru Southwick and Granville. Total riding distance is 19 miles, all on paved roads. Terrain is relatively flat but there will be a few non-trivial hills to climb. We will travel at a relaxed pace of 11-13 mph average, take periodic breaks, and ensure that the group stays together and nobody gets dropped. Rain cancels. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (cost is free) - use 'ticket purchase' link. We will send detailed ride information, including where to rendezvous, to everyone who registers.

    You must have a bicycle in good working order that is suitable for riding on paved roads, wear a properly-fitting bicycle helmet at all times while riding, carry an adequate supply of water, and have a spare tube that fits your tires. Plan and prepare to be out for approximately two hours.

    Please review all our group riding policies which are posted online here: https://www.amc-wma.org/bicycling

    After the ride, we encourage all participants to transfer to AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center for lunch and afternoon exhibits offered by volunteer trip leaders from AMC's Western MA chapter. Plus, explore the Noble View grounds and learn more about the many all-season activities you can enjoy at this beautiful outdoor recreation and lodging facility!

    Learn more about AMC Spring Festival here: https://www.amc-wma.org/springfest-2022

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain, MA

    Western Expansion Ride

    Medium-pace 40-mile round trip ride to Sherborn and Medfield. Bring snack or lunch and watch the Millis Model Aircraft Club do their thing (air show depends on weather and club members). Water bottle required; helmet recommended.

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM · $5.00 USD
    Lexington Visitors Center in Lexington, MA

    Family Friendly Group Bike Rides

    Join with other local families on an bike ride led by a Certified Cycling Instructor and local cycling experts. See how fun it can be to ride as a family and in a group, and feel comfortable knowing you will have skilled cycling experts joining you! The ride will begin with a quick safety overview, then proceed joyfully with family friendly music to a kid-friendly location.

    All participants must wear helmets, bring bikes, and wear closed-toe shoes. All children participating must be riding with a parent or guardian. Children who ride must be able to pedal their bicycle, control it well, follow instructions from adults, and sustain riding at a jogging pace. Riding will be no longer than 30 minutes each way, with a break in between. Children who cannot ride independently may join in trailer or child seat on parent’s bike. Children under 1 may only ride in trailer. All children and adults must wear helmets, even if riding in a trailer. Registration required for each ride; $5 per person/ride. Rides also scheduled for Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, July 9.  See https://lexbikewalkbus.org for full details.

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    East Somerville in Somerville, MA

    East Somerville + Assembly Square Mural Bike Ride

    Join Assembly Connect, East Somerville Main Streets, and Cyclopolitan on May 22nd from 11am - 1pm for a family-friendly mural bike ride led by CYCLOPOLITAN.

    This ride will take you through East Somerville, Assembly Square, with a stop at the East Somerville farmers market, and ending with a picnic! Participants must register for this event in advance to receive starting location details. Check here for updated information on the ride.

    Follow Assembly Connect, East Somerville Main Streets, and Cyclopolitan for updates!

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 05:00 PM · $20.00 USD · 4 rsvps

    Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

    After a few years hiatus, local mobile bicycle shop Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works is bringing the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival back to the Pioneer Valley! For those who've never attended, get ready for an entire evening of cycling inspiration that will make you want to quit your job (as if you need an excuse) and hit the open road. This year, the festival is moving from March to May, to coincide with Bay State Bike Month and to get you ready for the cycling season! We are also moving the venue to the amazing and newly opened Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity!

    In addition to in-person, we'll be offering streaming tickets to allow you to watch from the comfort of your own couch this year!

    For those who choose to attend in person, come early for our VIP tasting event, where we’ll have a selection of fine foods and beverages to pair with from Provisions in Northampton. In previous years, lots of attendees were disappointed that they didn't splurge when they saw the spread that was available - don't be one of those people this year!

    Every attendee gets a free raffle ticket (additional tickets available for purchase!) for our amazing giveaway of goodies, with all proceeds from the evening going to MassBike and World Bicycle Relief.

    This event is made possible thanks to the River Valley Co-op, Provisions, Pedal 2 Pints, The Murphys Realtors, Inc., and the Sugar Maple Trailside Inn.

    We will be following current guidelines regarding masking, but all attendees are encouraged to mask for their own comfort.

    For more information and updates on this year’s films, please visit www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest

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    The in-person festival will be held at the newly opened Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity in Florence, and concurrently viewers can watch it from home via an online stream, making it accessible to adventure-lovers anywhere in the world. It is the only English-language festival devoted solely to travel by bicycle, but you don't have to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of explorers aged 17 to 77 enjoying the world and the outdoors.

    Before the evening’s main event, there will be a VIP tasting and social hour sponsored by Provisions in Northampton, where attendees will get to taste a smorgasbord of fine food and drink while mingling with like minded new friends!

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 at 07:00 AM
    Veteran's Memorial Park in Holyoke, MA

    Holyoke Bike Breakfast

    Join the Holyoke BikePed Committee for a bike breakfast at Veteran's Memorial Park!

    From 7am-9am stop by to enjoy bagels, granola, fruit, and coffee. The BikePed Committee will also be giving out bicycle safety information and gear (lights, reflectors, etc.) to promote bike safety.

    The event is sponsored by PeoplesBank.

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