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Convoys of cyclists to ride to City Hall for Bike Friday

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  June 13, 2012 11:45 AM

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The city’s biking initiative is encouraging people in and around Boston to bicycle to work more by rewarding cycling commuters with free breakfast and expo as part of its Bike Fridays program.

Boston Bikes is hosting the summer’s first Bike Friday June 15 and has organized a series of bike convoys to get new and regular riders to ride together to a morning expo at City Hall Plaza.

The event is part of the city’s ongoing efforts over the past few years to make biking safer and more accessible to residents. Bike Fridays are also scheduled for July 27 and August 31.

The nine bike convoys have set start times and make various planned stops throughout the route to pick up new riders. The planned routes start in make stops in Cambridge, Belmont, Jamaica Plain, Allston/Brighton, West Roxbury and Roslindale, Dorchester, Lexington and Arlington, Newton and Watertown, and Needham.

The convoys take off from their starting points at 7 a.m. except for the Needham convoy, which will begin at 6:15 a.m. and the Newton convoy that starts at 6:45 a.m.

After riding with a convoy on individually to City Hall, cyclists can have a free breakfast and coffee from Boloco while browsing sponsors’ tents and talking with bike experts and advocates.

Anyone who shows the Boston Bikes Tent they wore a helmet will also be entered into a raffle to win bike light packages from Wheelworks.
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