[*BCM*] MassBike April Update
bikexec at massbike.org
Fri Apr 1 11:27:17 EST 2005
MASSBIKE APRIL UPDATE
ONaturals Fundraiser: Please Stop By This Saturday, April 2 and Hear a Talk
Please visit the Grand Opening of ONaturals in Davis Square, Somerville,
this Saturday, April 2! ONaturals, a healthy and unique fast food café and
restaurant, will donate 10% of sales that day to MassBike. ONaturals is
located in the old Carberrys space at 187 Elm Street.
At 4:00 p.m., Somerville Bike Coordinator Steve Winslow will give a talk on
The Somerville Community Path and Beyond: Bike Trails in Eastern
Massachusetts. (Unfortunately, rail-trail expert Craig Della Penna will
not, as was advertised in some other venues, be at ONaturals that day.)
You may also want to stop by to see Silly Kids Songs by Ken Sheldon from
12:00-1:00 p.m.; Scottish fiddler Hillary McCabe from 2:00-2:45 p.m., and
acoustic guitar and vocals by Dwight Richter and Nicole Nelson from
Join Us at Our Next MassBike Harpoon/Blue Frog Social in BostonThursday,
Take a break after work on Thursday, April 21. MassBike will be hosting a
members social from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern
Avenue, Boston, featuring Harpoon beer and delicious treats from the Blue
Frog Bakery in Jamaica Plain. This is your chance to spread the word about
MassBikeget in free when you bring a friend and introduce them to bike
advocacy! Regular suggested donation is $5-$10.
OutRiders Boston to Provincetown Ride Signs on as MassBike Sponsor
The cycling group OutRiders is hosting its 21st annual Boston to
Provincetown bicycle ride on June 18th, 2005, and they have agreed to donate
$1 per rider to MassBike in support of cycling advocacy. Please consider
signing up for this fun and challenging one day, 130 mile ride! They are
seeking 300 riders and 60 volunteers for the ride, which features a kickoff
pre-ride event on Friday evening, the ride on Saturday, and a follow-up
Sunday Brunch at the Provincetown Innall for only $60 per rider. For more
information, or to volunteer or sign up, email bikeptown at verizon.net or
Click here for more information:
Jason and Fischer Signs on as $2500 Sponsor of MassBikeHave your Company
Host a Bike Commuter Workshop
Bike-friendly law firm Jason and Fischer has signed on as a $2500 sponsor of
MassBike, helping advance our advocacy agenda. Jason and Fischer will be the
key sponsor of MassBikes Business Bike Commuter Workshops. If you would
like your company or organization to hold a lunchtime workshop on how to
commute by bike, please contact bikexec at massbike.org for more information on
cost and logistics.
Central Mass Transportation Information Forum
Would you like to learn more about transportation issues and bikeways in
Central Mass? The Central Mass Regional Planning Commission is hosting a
forum on Friday, April 8 from 7:45 a.m.10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at 500
Lincoln Street, Worcester. Speakers will address issues such as the
transportation impacts of the CitySquare project in downtown Worcester and
will give an update on the Blackstone River Bikeway. For more information,
email chellstrom at cmrpc.org or rscrivens at cmrpc.org.
Auto CAD Expert Wanted
Do you have expertise in Auto CAD, a computer design program? If so,
MassBike needs you for a short but critical project. We only need a few
hours of your time. Please email bikexec at massbike.org to help out.
MassBike Chapter Update
The recently formed MassBike-Metro Boston chapter has decided to focus on
regional bike routes as a major chapter initiative, working with cities
and towns on signage, improved road conditions, filling in gaps, and
ensuring that bikes are accommodated. The chapter is also looking for
volunteers for key advocacy roles. Come join us on Wednesday, April 27 at a
new time and location: 6:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Boston, near the Common.
For more specific details on getting involved and meeting location, email
cporter at camsys.com.
Also, please consider getting involved with our Pioneer Valley and Worcester
Earn-a-Bike chapters. To find out more, contact James in the Pioneer Valley
(james at earth.ast.smith.edu) or Gray in Worcester
(bikeworcester at lists.riseup.net).
Job Opening: Part-Time, Temporary Boston Bicycle Coordinator
The Boston STEPS program, under the Boston Public Health Commission, is
seeking a part-time bicycling coordinator who will work 25 hours/week (times
negotiable; includes some evening and weekend meetings) until September 21,
2005. Pay is $20-$25/hr, based on experience. The candidate will work to
increase capacity for bicycling within Boston neighborhoods, coordinate
safety events, and will be involved in planning for Octobers Boston Bicycle
Festival. Must be a Boston resident (or willing to relocate). Submit
resume/application (REQ#: PHC 2120) to Boston Public Health Commission,
Human Resources6th floor, 1010 Mass Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, Fax
Click here for more details
Would You Like to Be a National Bicycle Greenway Rider?
A dedicated crew from the National Bicycle Greenway tour will be in Boston
on May 3. Volunteers are wanted to participate in this event and potentially
cycle to New York City to promote the Greenway.
Click here for more details or to sign up
MassBike Members: Do You Have Bike Photos?
We always like to keep our website fresh and interesting, and showcase our
members. If you are a MassBike member and have great digital shots of you
and your fellow MassBikers cycling, please send them along to
bikexec at massbike.org. Wed especially appreciate it if you can identify the
people in the photos for us.
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