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Join Femmechanics for our 3rd Annual BABES BIKE BOSTON ALLEYCAT!

BBB is an alleycat for FTW (femme and/or trans and/or women) riders of all biking abilities!

We’ll meet at Paul Revere Park – registration at 2pm, start at 4pm.

This year we’ll be throwing something a little different at you! Instead of racing to whoever crosses the finish line first, this year’s event will reward a cunning, smart route in addition to speed and grit. We’ll have a long list of tasks and checkpoint locations worth a variety of points.

Every person must cross the finish line by 6:30. Whoever has collected the most points will be the winner!

$5 – $10 suggested donation as a fundraiser for Femmechanics

The ride will end at Smith Playground in Allston at the bike polo court. As long as weather permits, we will have a fun outdoor party to celebrate the best day of the year! Don’t worry. We have a rain plan ; )

Check out the Facebook event for more info!

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TGIF Group Ride!

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Join ride leader Michelle O’Donnell for Friday afternoon group rides from Fresh Pond!  The next ride is May 19th at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll do an 18 mile Mystic Loop, no planned stops. Pace: 12-14 mph, no rider left behind. Rain cancels. Meet us at the entrance to the Cambridge Water Department (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138). Everyone should have their own water, spare tube, and helmet. This ride is for ***Femme/Trans/Women*** cyclists looking to celebrate the end of the work week. Join us!  Check our Facebook Event page for updates.

Day Trip to Walden Pond!

18156042_1881282158809603_6470523130529109776_oJoin Femmechanics for a day trip to Walden Pond on Saturday, May 13th!  Pack a lunch and follow ride leader Lauren Abraham along this 38 mile “Revolutionary” route (http://bit.ly/2p1YJfr). This is the ideal ride for those of you looking to get in some serious mileage at a social pace (~10 mph).  This ride is for FTW ***Femme/Trans/Women*** cyclists looking for a daylong adventure!

Time:   10:00 AM- 5:30 PM
Meeting/Ending Place: John F Kennedy Park, Cambridge, MA (intersection of JFK St. & Memorial Dr., near Harvard Sq)
Rests/breaks: Picnic lunch at Decordova Sculpture Park; shorter rests/opportunity to buy food/ use bathrooms at: Cafe on the Common (Waltham), Walden Pond (Concord), and Main Streets Market & Cafe (Concord).
***Rain Cancels***

TGIF Group Rides!

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Save the Date(s)! Ride leader Michelle O’Donnell will start leading Friday afternoon group rides from Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge, beginning on May 5th at 1:00 PM. If the rain clears up, we’ll do an 18 mile Mystic Loop (route at https://www.strava.com/routes/8531971), no planned stops. Pace: 12-14 mph, no rider left behind. Rain cancels. Meet us at the entrance to the Cambridge Water Department (250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138).   Everyone should have their own water, spare tube, and helmet.  This ride is for ***FTW (femme/trans/women)*** riders looking to celebrate the end of the work week. Join Us! Check our Facebook Event page for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/events/139031059969674 .

Group Ride: Minuteman Bikeway!

Join Femmechanics for a group ride on Saturday, May 6! Meet us at 8:00 AM at the Civil War Memorial on Cambridge Common.  We will head over to Arlington to ride the award-winning Minuteman Rail Trail out to Lexington (20 miles round trip). We’ll refuel at a cafe or, if there’s interest, continue on to Concord (35 mile round trip). We should be back in Cambridge by 11:00 AM. Pace: ~12-14 mph. This is a “No Drop” ride (ie. no rider left behind.) Rain cancels. Your ride leader is Marie Keil. This ride is for ***FTW (femme/trans/women)*** cyclists looking to ease into spring biking with a nice, flat route!

Femmechanics Rides for Bike Lanes w/ BCU!

Spring is (sort of) here! We were going to go on a ride to Mt. Auburn Cemetery BUT our planned time overlapped with the Boston Cyclists Union’s Make Way for Bike Lanes Demonstration Bike Ride!

So! Join us as we join BCU to “demonstrate to the City of Boston that we need safe bike facilities connecting our neighborhoods, paths, and parks NOW!”

We’ll meet for a potluck picnic in the Esplanade before meeting up with BCU at Copley Sq. and beginning our ride around the Public Garden. More info on the event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/273676423044865/

**this meetup is for FTW (Femme/Trans/Women) folks, but the ride with BCU is open to all**

Quick & dirty info: Apr 23rd @ 1pm @ the boat docks on the esplanade (Boston side of the Paul Dudley White bike path)

Let’s Ride to Mt. Auburn Cemetery!

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Spring is (sort of) here! Join us for a ride from the Esplanade to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, as well as for some spooky cemetery exploration and snacks at Sofra.

We will meet at Hatch Shell on the Esplanade Sunday April 23rd at 1pm and ride out (~50% on bike paths) out to Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  We’ll bike back in as a group, expect to get back to Boston/Cambridge around 5pm.

Note: Contrary to what the event photo might suggest, Mt. Auburn is not a dog cemetery, which is really just too bad. But if someone wants to plan a bike trip to Paris– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimetière_des_Chiens_et_Autres_Animaux_Domestiques

This event is welcome to FTW (Femme/Trans/Women) folks.

Stay up to date on the Facebook Event!