Pedaling In Boston

Boston Bike Party


Dubbed “The Friendliest Ride in the East”, the State Bike Tour will take place August 1 to 7. The tour starts and ends at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, located at 80 Locust Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, and takes cyclists through Northampton, Hardwick and Greenfield. Riders will stay two nights in each location. The Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour supports MassBike ( and better biking for Massachusetts. For more information on the tour, visit


On July 18, Boston Bikes will host New England’s largest biking event for women, at Daisy Field, Willow Pond Road and Jamaicaway, in Boston. This year the event will celebrate active, healthy living, with fabulous food provided by some of the top women in Boston’s food businesses. A post-ride celebration will feature fun activities for all ages, an expo of businesses that promote healthy lifestyles, live music and bicycle workshops. Registration is $35 at


Cyclists can join a bike commuter convoy from one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area one Friday each month. Safe, guided convoys with experienced ride leaders follow a fixed schedule and route, and finish together at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Cyclists receive a free breakfast and coffee courtesy of Boloco, set to music amid an expo at City Hall Plaza. Registration is free and encouraged at Upcoming Bike Friday dates are July 24 and August 28.


Free monthly group bike rides just for fun are held at 7:30 p.m., every second Friday, at Copley Square. Party attitude required; lights, bells and costumes encouraged. To find out each month’s theme, visit


Lawyer and cyclist Josh Zisson blogs about biking in Boston and is a resource for helping cyclists across the country to bike safer through a better understanding of bike laws and the rules of the road. Visit

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