The first statewide bike week concludes Friday with people joining guided bike convoys into Boston, where they'll be treated to a free breakfast on City Hall Plaza and a festival with music and various freebies.
The convoys will start from locations in Boston, Newton, Brookline, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, Belmont, and Watertown, according to the bostonbikes.org website.
The week is designed to promote the health, environmental, and transportation benefits of cycling. It's also designed to boost public support for more bike lanes and paths and related programs.
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition and state government are also using the week to promote a new "Same Roads, Same Rules" education campaign, to encourage motorists to be aware of bicyclists' rights and to encourage bikers to obey the rules of the road.
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