Bike Week and beyond

By RYAN STEWART  |  May 17, 2010

Plenty of  cyclist-advocacy nonprofits around town are also throwing their own events between now and the end of the summer. The annual BIKES NOT BOMBS BIKE-A-THON fundraiser leads the pack on June 6, with a ride that starts at 9 am at the park near the Stony Brook T station in Jamaica Plain. After the ride, stick around for the GREEN ROOTS FESTIVAL, which bikesnotbombs.org describes as a celebration of  “sustainable urban living.” One day later, on June 7, MassBike hosts THE 14TH ANNUAL REDBONES BIKE PARTY & BENEFIT, where you can enjoy a barbecue sandwich and a beer and talk shop with other cyclists (there was a band there last year, too) from 5 to 10 pm.

For those looking for some competition, there’s the second annual TD BANK MAYOR’S CUP on September 26. Riders in that race will be competing for $40,000 in prize money, but be aware that there are some serious riders. Like, Olympic-caliber. So maybe the same-day HUB ON WHEELS CITYWIDE BIKE RIDE might be a little more your speed. It starts and ends at City Hall Plaza with a super-rare car-free jaunt down Storrow Drive. (Check bostonbikes.org for race times, to be determined.) Riders can select from routes of 10, 30, and 50 miles. No matter how far you go, there’ll be a big BOLOCO BLOCK PARTY on the Plaza waiting for you when you’ve finished.  

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