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. Route and pace TBA. Rain cancels. This ride is for ***FTW (femme/trans/women)*** riders looking to celebrate the end of the work week. Join Us! Check our Facebook Event 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!

Femmechanics Goes to Massmouth Story Slam

On Monday March 20, let’s meet up and watch a story slam!

Don’t know what a story slam is? Find out here: http://www.massmouth.org/specialevents/2017/3/20/passim-final-act-slam

The slam starts at 7 and goes til 9. We’ll meet at Club Passim at 6:45. Tickets are $10 ($12 after fees) and should be purchased in advance. Seating is either in seats or at tables of four. We have reserved two tables and can try to reserve more if there is interest.

A(n optional) bike pool will be starting in JP and rolling to a stop at Landry’s on Comm Ave before continuing on the the slam:
5:40 – meet at Stony Brook T station
5:45 – roll out
6:15 – stop at Landry’s to pickup any folks who want to join there
6:45 – arrive at Club Passim

There will probably also be some of us meeting up at a location in Harvard square before the slam (and, of course, people can hang out after if they’d like). Stay tuned for details!

*While this is a femme/trans/women event, the space itself will not be.

Distance Riding 101 Workshop

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Do you commute to work but dream of longer road rides? Or have you done a century but want to try an overnight trip or multi-day tour? Did you sign up for your first charity ride and wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into? Come to Femmechanics’ “Distance Riding 101” workshop! We’ll cover training, clothing/bike/gear, how to properly fuel your body for endurance, and more! Guest speakers include Emily Thibodeau (owner of Hub Bicycle Co. in Inman Square) and Melanie Morris (founder of local cycling group The Yellow Jackets). This workshop is for *FTW (femme/trans/women)* folks who’d like to push their mileage, whatever their starting point. Bring your questions and share your knowledge!

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, Somerville Bike Kitchen
Sign up HERE to let us know you’re coming!