Come Ride with Us!
As part of the global CycloFemme women’s ride on May 13th, 2012, Boston Bicycle Belles is organizing a local ride in Boston. Join us, and bring your friends! The ride will highlight the lovely bike paths and parks in and around Boston, and will include stops for a picnic lunch and water breaks. Please bring lunch, snacks, and water (there will be water fountains along the way to refill water bottles). RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263002600451736/
We tested the ride route this weekend, and are REALLY excited about the ride. It is the perfect time of year to ride along the river and through the Emerald Necklace.
Here is the planned route map and timeline:
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We will have 2 starting/meeting spots:
Harvard Square @ 11:30, 12 Noon start time
For the Cambridge start to the 16.5 mile loop, we will meet at 11:30 at the Harvard University Boathouse (aka Weld Boathouse) on the corner of Memorial Drive and JFK Street. The ride will leave promptly at noon, but we will be there early to answer questions, talk a bit about the ride, and pass out goodies from Bay State Bike Week and CycloFemme. Get there early to snag some gear!
Back Bay Fens @ 12:30, 12:45 start time
For the Boston start, and shorter 8 mile loop, please plan to meet outside the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Visitors’ Center in the Back Bay Fens at 12:30. Assuming we make good time from Harvard, we should roll up between 12:30 and 12:40, and we will plan to rest quickly here, meet the new riders, and head out around 12:45. Please note: The Visitors’ Center is also the meeting spot for a 1pm walking tour about 19th Century Women, so it may be a little crowded. Just look for the other ladies on bikes.
Picnic @ 1:30
It’s Lilac Day in the Arboretum, where we plan to stop for a long rest and picnic lunch. If the Arboretum is too crowded, we will just ride through the park, stop to refill water bottles and use the restrooms, and continue on to Jamaica Pond, where we can picnic on the lawn by the pond.
Ride finish: 2:45ish in Boston, 3:15ish in Cambridge.
The Boston portion of the ride should be done around 2:45 ending near the Fenway T stop on Park Ave. The longer ride should take about 3 hours total, so we plan to be back in Cambridge around 3:15-3:30 pm, if you’d like to have your friends or family meet you after the ride (may we suggest the Charlie’s Beer Garden as a good post-ride refuel spot).
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