RozzieBikes Past Events

Friday, July 25, 2014: Last Friday Pancake Breakfast Ride
7:30: Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square
Join other local cyclists at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop for banana whole wheat pancakes, real maple syrup, O.J., and discussion of bikes and local cycling issues.
Meet your neighbors and enjoy a tasty, FREE breakfast courtesy of Ferris Wheels!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014: Tour de France Party Night!
8 pm-11 pm: Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St., JP
Trivia contests for seasoned Tour fans
Tour de France 101, how to watch the Tour, the teams, the strategy
Raffles, Jeanie Johnston food and beverage, and FUN!
Sponsored by Ferris Wheels

Sunday, July 20, 2014: Bike to Deer Island
9:00 am: Depart from Adams Park in Roslindale Square
10:00 am from Paul Revere Park in Charlestown
Sign up on Facebook (not required).
A 40-mile ride to an interesting place in the middle of the harbor

Sunday, July 20, 2014: Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: author talk
4:00 pm Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, Jamaica Plain
Join us on Sunday, July 20th at 4:30pm for a talk and book signing with Lorenz J. Finison, author of Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society.   The books tells the story of how cyclists of all backgrounds made Boston a hub of nineteenth-century bicycling. Read the Boston Globe book review and let us know you're coming on facebook.

Sunday, July 20, 2014: Metropolitan Wind Symphony 6:00 pm: Pinebank, Jamaica Pond Bike down the Emerald Necklace for a free concert after the book signing

Following Boston's Mysterious Stony Brook [photos]
Saturday, November 9, 2013,
9:30 am in Adams Park in Roslindale Square
10:00 am at the gated entrance to Bellevue Hill on Bellevue Hill Rd.
Starting in West Roxbury, this stream goes through the Hyde Park, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roxbury, and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston from the city's highest point, Bellevue Hill, to the Charles River. But it's almost all underground. We'll see how close we can come to its route, and return following the Muddy River and Bussey Brook.

Bike Tour of Roslindale Open Studios
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 11:00 am in Adams Park in Roslindale Square
We'll bike to open studios in and around the hills of Roslindale. Last year, we visited 12. The route will depend on the preferences of those who show up.

Friday, June 28, 2013: Bike Friday Commuting Ride
Meet at 7:00 at Starbucks near Roche Brothers in West Roxbury, 7:10 in Adams Park, 7:20 at Forest Hills on the bikepath, or 7:30 at Stony Brook station to ride to the festival on City Hall Plaza

Saturday, June 29, 2013: Rozzie Bikes at the Farmers Market
We'll be talking up bikes in Roslindale and making minor repairs at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park from 9:00-1:30. Help for part of the day or just swing my to say, "Hi". At 12:30, Jessica will lead a ride to the Stony Brook Reservation Summer Festival, if the rain ends.

Sunday, July 14, 2013: Circle the City Huntington Ave.
While the street is closed to cars from 11 to 3, we'll explore the off-street connections and parks around it on a short ride starting at Brigham Circle at 1:00 pm. Leave Roslindale Square at noon.

  • Sunday, July 28, 2013: Bike to the Islands Rose Kennedy Greenway
    Meet at Adams Park at 9:00 to join a 10:00 am 30-mile ride from the North End to Deer Island and back. From Roslindale, the round trip is more like 45 miles, but we do it at an urban speed, with stops at points of interest and for food. Lunch is at Constitution Beach, though there may be a late morning snack stop at KO pies, both in East Boston. Sunday, August 5, 2012: Circle the City Rose Kennedy Greenway
    30-40-mile ride from the North End to the furthest reaches of Boston and back Sunday, July 15, 2012: Circle the City Franklin Park and Jamaica Plain
    20-mile parks of Dorchester and Roxbury ride, 12-mile ride circumnavigating J.P.

    Saturday, July 14, 2012: Jamaica Plain and Roslindale Urban Wilds
    Meet at 9:30 in Adams Park and we'll bike to the 10:am start of the ride at Nira Rock off Day St. in Jamaica Plain. the rest of the ride will be less than 10 miles, and return through Roslindale, so you can peel off at Forest Hills instead of riding all of the way back to the far side of Jamaica Plain. Helmets are required.

    Friday, June 29: Last Friday Commuting Ride
    Meet at 7:30 in Adams Park, and we'll bike down Washington and up South St. to Ferris Wheels for pancakes and then up the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, where we'll split into downtown Boston- and Harvard Square-bound groups. Go Green and Wear Green. Register at http://www.GoGreenStreets.org

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012: Bike Home from Boston Bikes Update
    We'll bike back to Roslindale from this presentation at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street in Boston. Be there at 5:45 pm for a transportation community showcase. The main presentation and Q&A are from 6:15-8:00 pm by Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bike Program, who will report on past achievements, challenges, and future goals of the Mayor's effort to create a "world class bicycling city." Hear details on Hubway/bike share, Bike Network Plan, parking facilities, youth programs, festivals and more. Special guest Mayor Menino will discuss his "car is no longer king" policy.

    Friday, February 24, 2012: Last Friday Commuting Ride
    Meet at 7:30 in Adams Park, and we'll bike down Washington and up South St. to Ferris Wheels for pancakes and then up the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, where we'll split into downtown Boston- and Harvard Square-bound groups. Go Green and Wear Green. Register at http://www.GoGreenStreets.org

    Saturday, February 25, 2012: Bike to a Charles River Dam Tour [photos]
    After meeting at 1:00 in Adams Park in Roslindale Square, we'll bike up the Southwest Corridor and through downtown Boston to the Charles River Dam, crossing the footbridge over the locks to the flagpoles in Paul Revere Park, where, at 2:00, we'll join an hour-long DCR tour of "the facility that keeps the tides from reclaiming much of the Boston and Cambridge Riverfront." We'll return along the Charles River and the Emerald Necklace. Jessica is leading.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012: Bike to the Dorchester Winter Market
    We'll meet at 11:30 am at Adams Park in Roslindale Square for a nice ride across the city the Dorchester Winter Market in Codman Square. If it's chilly, we'll stop at Jessica's house on the way back for hot chocolate.

    Sunday, February 12, 2012: "Jumpstart Your Season"
    From 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South St. in Jamaica Plain, RozzieBiker Laura Smeaton will present "a free workshop for those who want to get out on their bikes earlier this year. Stubborn patches of ice, chilly breezes, and cold spring rains will be no match for you once you're equipped with the knowledge from this workshop! Winter? What winter?!"

    Saturday, February 11, 2012: Bike to Taza Chocolate
    for "A Beer and Chocolate Love Story", craft beer matched to Taza chocolates. We'll leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 1:00 pm for a ride across the city to Somerville for the event which starts at 2:00, and bike home afterward. We might delay the start slightly if snow is coming down hard... Jessica and Laura are leading.

    Friday, July 29, 2011: Bike Friday Commuter Convoy
    7:00: Leave Roche Brothers in West Roxbury
    7:10: Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    7:20: Leave Forest Hills (start of SW Corridor Path)
    7:30: Leave Stony Brook Station
    Bike with us to a breakfast festival on City Hall Plaza with free breakfast from Boloco, a bike festival and expo with music.
    Please register in advance at Boston Bikes. Sunday, July 24, 2011: MassBike Spins to the Harbor Islands [Photos]
    9:00 am, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    10:00 am, Paul Revere Park, Charlestown
    11:00 am, Blue Caboose, East Boston Greenway
    Bike to the tip of Deer Island in the middle of Boston Harbor, visiting lots of other interesting places on a 30-mile bike ride with a late lunch stop on Constitution Beach in East Boston. Helmets required. Skinny tires not recommended.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011: Livable Streets Street Talk
    7:00 pm, LivableStreets office, 100 Sidney St, Cambridge
    Environmental justice and transportation on two coasts: A look at Boston, MA and Portland, OR with Kevin Odell. Co-sponsored by On The Move. Open to the public. Suggested $5-10 donation.
    Bike back to Roslindale together afterward.

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011: Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell
    Arrive before 6:00 and look for other cyclists near the front. We'll bike home together. Check on the RozzieBikes list to see if anyone else is going. The concert starts at 7:00 and lasts until 9:00 or so, so bring bright lights.
    Green Masterpieces, Ronald Feldman, Guest Conductor

    Sunday, July 17, 2011: Bike to J.P. Concert
    5:15 pm, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    A Far Cry, a string quartet, is playing at Pinebank next to Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain at 6:00 pm as part of the Emerald Necklace Conservancys Summer Sundays in the Park events series. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

    Saturday, July 9, 2011: Roslindale Farmers Market Bike Day [Photos]
    9:00am - 1:30 pm: Table and manage valet parking
    1:30 pm: Market to Farm Ride, either to Brookwood Farm or Allendale Farm

    Sunday, June 26, 2011: Bike to J.P. Concert
    5:15 pm, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    The Boston Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet is playing at Pinebank next to Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain at 6:00 pm. It's the opening night of the Emerald Necklace Conservancys Summer Sundays in the Park events series. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

    Friday, June 24, 2011: Go Green Bike Friday [Photos]
    7:15, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square Note earlier time!
    7:45, Leave Ferris Wheels in Jamaica Plain
    We'll continue our Last Friday rides by heading toward downtown Boston and Cambridge. We'll start off down Washington St. to Ferris Wheels in Jamaica Plain, where we will join riders from JPBikes and elsewhere for pancakes before biking down the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for details about Go Green Fridays, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Sunday, June 19, 2011: Biking Tour of Roslindale's Perimeter [Photos]
    Gather at Adams Park at 2:30 for a bicycle tour of historic Roslindale Village and nearby green sites with RozzieBikes. Bike through Bostons best small village and around its perimeter. This is not a flat ride. Surrounding green spaces have remained unbuilt partly because they're on rocky hills. On this 15-mile route, we will visit the Emerald Bracelet which surrounds our neighborhood: Arnold Arboretum, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston Nature Center, the Sherrin St. Urban Wild, Stony Brook Reservation, Bellevue Hill, and the Roslindale Wetlands.
    Register for free.

    Saturday, June 18, 2011: Connect the Necklace: Bike Advocacy Tour
    Meet at Roslindale Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m. (approx 5 hours)
    At several key points along Frederick Law Olmsteds Emerald Necklace park system, neighborhood, park, and bicycle advocates are devising ways to repair the gaps that were created during the heyday of the automobile and the highway. Proposals and public processes in Forest Hills, Brookline, and Charlesgate could, if all goes well, make it safe and enjoyable to circumnavigate the city by park once again. Riders will meet many of these advocates and planners along the way and get a chance to visualize both the future and the past. This ride begins in Roslindale and ends in Beacon Hill (There will be the opportunity to attend afternoon events in Beacon Hill/West End). Meet at the Boston Cyclists Union tent at the Farmers Market (Adams Park in Roslindale Square) at 10:30 am. Light refreshments will be served. The ride will leave at 11am.
    Register for free.

    Saturday, June 18, 2011: Tabling at Roslindale Village Market [Photos]
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    We'll be sharing space with the Boston Cyclists Union.

    Friday, June 17, 2011: Bike Friday Commuter Convoy
    7:00: Leave Roche Brothers in West Roxbury
    7:10: Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    7:20: Leave Forest Hills (start of SW Corridor Path)
    7:30: Leave Stony Brook Station
    Bike with us to a breakfast festival on City Hall Plaza with free breakfast from Boloco, a bike festival and expo with music.
    Please register in advance.

    Saturday, June 4, 2011: Bike to Mattapan and Hyde Park Urban Wilds [Photos]
    9:15 am, Adams Park, Roslindale Square (First Farmers Market of 2011!)
    10:00 am, Mildred Ave. Community Center, Mattapan
    Explore the unexpected wild areas of these urban neighboroods on this 11-mile ride

    Friday, May 27, 2011: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:30, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:45, Leave Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday rides by headed toward downtown Boston and Cambridge along the Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond, where we will join riders from JPBikes to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for details about Go Green Fridays, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Sunday, May 22, 2011: Somerville History Ride
    Some of us will then head up to Somerville to be at City Hall by 1:30 pm for the start of a 10 mile ride through the new historic districts of Somerville, returning to Roslindale via the Emerald Necklace and the end of the art exhibits along the Muddy River in Brookline.

    Sunday, May 22, 2011: J.P. Rolls Ride Meet at 10:00 am at the corner of South St. and Carolina for bike repairs and decoration. JPBikes will start riding at 11:00. Helmets are required. Music and snacks after the ride.

    Saturday, May 21, 2011: Dorchester Coast Greenway Bike Ride
    Some of us will continue to this ride, which starts at 2:00 pm at Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester, at the Playground Sunshelter. Take a ride on some of the possible routes to connect the Neponset Greenway to the Harborwalk and hear about the results of research done in the area by Tufts graduate students this spring. Bike helmets required. Co-sponsored by BNAN, DotBike and the Boston Cyclists Union. Pre-registration is encouraged at (617)542-7696

    Saturday, May 21, 2011: Cambridge Musical Mystery Bicycle Tour
    Meet at Adams Park at 9:00 am to bike to the 10:00 am start on Cambridge Common. The theme of this ride is music, particularly music's role in Cambridge history. In addition to mapping dozens of sites associated with musicians and performances, several points on our ride will feature live music. You can expect everything from classical music to progressive jazz. The musical highlight will be a free concert during our mid-ride rest stop. WMBR station manager and DJ, Joe Graham (JoeG) has arranged a performance by Air Traffic Controller, the 2010 Winner of the Boston Music Conference. This is a ride not to be missed! The tour is organized by the Cambridge Bicycle Committee in collaboration with the Cambridge Community Development Department, the Cambridge Arts Council, and the Cambridge Public Health Department.

    Friday, May 20: Convoy to Mayor Menino's Bike Festival
    7:00: Leave Roche Brothers in West Roxbury
    7:10: Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    7:20: Leave Forest Hills (start of SW Corridor Path)
    7:30: Leave Stony Brook Station
    Bike with us to a breakfast festival on City Hall Plaza with free breakfast from Boloco, a bike festival and expo with music.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011: Casey Overpass Project Public Information Meeting
    6:00-6:30 PM Open House, 6:30-8:30 PM Public Information Meeting
    Agassiz School Community Center, 20 Child Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has initiated a study of alternatives to replace the existing Monsignor William J. Casey Overpass. The planning study phase consists of an extensive public outreach process, and will be inclusive of atgrade and structural solutions. The selected alternative will be advanced into design phase for construction within the schedule of the PatrickMurray Accelerated Bridge Program.

    As part of the study, MassDOT has formed a Casey Overpass Working Advisory Group. The Working Advisory Group will study and evaluate safe, accessible, multimodal landscape, streetscape and transportation options that will lead to a project that can be completed by June 2016 under the Accelerated Bridge Program. The purpose of this meeting is to present the study goals and outline the work completed to date by the Working Advisory Group. Following the presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to gather public comments.

    Monday-Thursday, May 16-19:Bike to Breakfast
    7:15 am at Adams Park in Roslindale Square (Note 15 minutes earlier than in the past)
    We're continuing our tradition of biking to Bike Week Breakfasts all over the city, usually two or three in a day.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011: Rozzie Bikes Movie Night
    6:30 pm at Longfellow House, 885 South St., Roslindale
    We're showing the movie, "The Bicyclists", Wednesday, May 11, for free from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Filmed on location in Portland, Eastern Oregon and Southwest Washington, this movie comes from writer/director Carl Jameson, longtime Portland resident and active bicyclist. For more information and a preview, check out the film's web site. There will be popcorn!

    Sunday, May 15, 2011: Bike Week Kickoff Party in the Fenway
    1:00 - 4:00 pm at Giant Cycling World, 11 Kilmarnock St. (at Brookline Ave.) Giant Cycling World and Boston Bikes co-host a party in the Fenway. Enjoy food, music, and a special stunt show by world record holder and mountain biking legend Jeff Lenosky. Top it off with a bike tour covering the new bike lanes in Boston. Festival and raffles: 1-2:30; Ride 2:45-4:00.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011: Boston Cyclists Union Fair Trade Boston Ride
    10:00am Start at City Feed, 672 Centre St., Jamaica Plain and end in Harvard Square, Cambridge at 3:00pm.
    Since 2008, Fair Trade Boston has worked to expand the map of Fair Trade goods and awareness in Boston and Cambridge. World Fair Trade Day is coming up, and the Boston Cyclists Union is leading a ride to celebrate - and we want you to join us! We will cover 15 miles and 5 official stops at some of Cambridge and Boston's best spots to enjoy Fair Trade food and goods. The event is free, but you should register in advance. Registration, helmets, a replacement inner tube, and a good bike lock are required.

    Bike Week has spread throughout the month of May.
    Check out Doug's Bike Week calendar for more local events and photos.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011: Neponset River Hike in Mattapan
    9:30, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    10:00, Meet at Ryan Playground on River St. in Mattapan We'll ride to this hike on the missing link in the Neponset Trail which will eventually connect the Blue Hills to Boston Harbor. The walk is sponsored by the Boston Natural Areas Network. We'll take a creative route home. Helmets are required.

    Friday, February 25, 2011: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:30, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:45, Leave Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday ridesby headed toward downtown Boston and Cambridge along the Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond, where we will join riders from JPBikes to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for details about Go Green Fridays, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Friday, January 28, 2011: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:30, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:45, Leave Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday ridesby headed toward downtown Boston and Cambridge along the Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond, where we will join riders from JPBikes to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for details about Go Green Fridays, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Sunday, November 14, 2010: Dorchester Historical Society - Clapp Farm Day
    If there is interest, we'll leave Adams Park at 1:00 pm to ride to Dorchester for the 2010 "Farm Day" Open House from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at 195 Boston Street in North Dorchester. View the historic houses and barn, craft exhibits, a wool-spinning demonstration, and more - including pony rides, live music and refreshments! Event is free. A couple of us biked there last year and had a great time. Click here for more information about Farm Day.

    Saturday, November 13, 2010: Up the Neponset and Mother Brook Bike Ride
    Meet at Fairmount Ave & Truman Pkwy, Hyde Park at 10:00 am for a 12-mile ride on the new Hyde Park Paths of the Neponset River Greenway as well as historic Mother Brook and Stony Brook Reservation. It is sponsored by MassBike's Metro Boston chapter and the Boston Natural Areas Network. Dress for the weather! Bring your own bike, helmets required.
    Registration is recommended by contacting 617-542-7696 or emailing BNAN
    A route map will be available.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010: Bike to Open Studios
    Meet at Adams Park at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for themed rides to open artists studios all over Roslindale.
    Ride A, West of Washington: Map with profile [PDF] [JPEG] [map] [profile]
    Ride B, East of Washington: Map with profile [PDF] [JPEG] [map] [profile]
    Ride B, East of Washington: Map with profile [PDF] [JPEG] [map] [profile]
    Ride D, Flat; in Roslindale!: Map with profile [PDF] [JPEG] [map] [profile]

    Friday, September 23, 2010: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:30, Leave Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:45, Leave Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday ridesby headed toward downtown Boston and Cambridge along the Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond, where we will join riders from JPBikes to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for details about Go Green Fridays, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Saturday, August 28, 2010: Bike Along Stony Brook
    Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 1:30 pm
    RozzieBikes will be tabling at the Roslindale Farmers Market in Adams Park from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, and we'll head up Bellevue Hill (on a potential backstreet route across Roslindale) to the headwaters of Stony Brook after the Market closes. We'll follow Stony Brook until it goes underground west of Cleary Square in Hyde Park, then we'll stay as close to its actual route as we can all of the way to the Charles River. We'll return along the Emerald Necklace, using a largely off-road route back to the starting point.

    Friday, August 27, 2010: Boston Bike Friday Ride
    We'll ride as a group to the festival on City Hall Plaza
    7:00 am at Roche Brothers in West Roxbury
    7:10 am at Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    7:20 am at Forest Hills (at the entrance to the Pierre Lallement path)
    7:30 am at the Stony Brook MBTA station

    Friday, July 30, 2010: Boston Bike Friday Ride
    We'll ride as a group to the festival on City Hall Plaza
    7:00 am at Roche Brothers in West Roxbury
    7:10 am at Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    7:20 am at Forest Hills (at the entrance to the Pierre Lallement path)
    7:30 am at the Stony Brook MBTA station

    Saturday, July 24, 2010: Bike to the Harbor Islands
    Leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 9:00 am
    The ride formally starts at Paul Revere Landing Park at 10:00 am, but people can also join it at the southern end of the East Boston Greenway at 10:45 am.
    We'll ride through Charlestown, Everett, Chelsea, East Boston, and Winthrop to the tip of Deer Island, right in the middle of Boston Harbor, with great views in every direction. On the way home, we'll stop for lunch and a possible swim at Constitution Beach. From Roslindale Square, this is a 40-mile ride; from Charlestown, it's more like 25 miles. The route is not always scenic, but it is interesting. Helmets are required, and you should be ready for less than ideal pavement.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010: Bike the Neponset
    Meet at 6:00 pm at the Martini Shell on the Truman Parkway in Hyde Park to explore the brand-new paved mixed use path along the Neponset River from Mattapan Square almost to Readville.

    Saturday, July 10, 2010: Ride Your Bike to the Roslindale Farmers Market [photos]
    Rozzie Bikes will staff a table and provide valet bike parking, as well as lead a short family ride after the market is over at 1:30.
    Click here for a PDF poster about this event!

    Friday, January 29, 2010: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:30, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:45, Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday rides by taking the Emerald Necklace to Jamaica Pond, where we will join riders from JPBikes to the Charles River, where we'll split between Boston and Cambridge. Rumor has it that the wonderful folks at the Harvard Square Business Association are at it again, starting off the new year of Walk/Ride Days with a great hot breakfast! This year, they say it will be inside... Check the Green Streets Initiative web site for more details, and check in here for raffles and other challenges.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010: Bicycle Book Club
    RozzieBikes invites cyclists from all over to Doug Mink's house (90 Wellsmere Rd.) in Roslindale. We'll be discussing Peter Zheutlin's Around the World on Two Wheels - Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride, which is available at the Boston Public Library (and therefore also likely via other local library systems), as well as in paperback from local bookstores and (of course) Amazon (as new paperback from $11 plus change other used copies available, Kindle edition ($9), and MP3 audiobook ($16)).

    Please also bring other bicycle-related books to share with the group, especially travel and round-the-world books.

    Doug's house is a block off Washington St. a half-mile south of (and uphill from) Roslindale Square and a mile and a half south of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. There is some car parking, though less if it is really snowy, and lots of bike parking either on the back porch or in the basement. There will be some Taza chocolate from our November ride!
    E-mail Doug Mink if you have any questions.

    Saturday, December 5, 2009: Ride to Taza Chocolate Open House
    RozzieBikes will be riding to the Taza Chocolate Open House in Somerville. The open house starts at 10 am, so we'll leave Adams Park in Roslindale Square at 9:15 am and ride up the Emerald Necklace, stopping at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse for a few minutes between 9:30 and 9:40 before heading on to Somerville. We'll use a lot of bike paths and bike lanes in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge and try to head home before noon. The weather is supposed to be nice, but we'll cancel if it is raining hard and maybe if it is snowing hard... Helmets are required, as usual. The round trip is a bit over 16 miles. Dress warmly, but not quite as heavily as you think you should; on a ride this long, you'll generate quite a bit of heat. Wear warm gloves, though.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009: Mother Brook Bike Ride
    1:00 pm, Fairmount Ave. at Truman Parkway, Hyde Park
    RozzieBikes joins the Boston Natural Areas Network and the Friends of Stony Brook Reservation on a tour of the entire length of the Mother Brook, which connects the Charles River and the Neponset River. See old mills and learn some early colonial history.

    Friday, October 30, 2009: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:15, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:35, Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday rides by taking the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, then splitting to go to downtown Boston and Cambridge.

    Sunday, October 25, 2009: Ride to the Oldest House and the Newest Mall
    Noon, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    Join us for a ride to the new Legacy Place Mall in Dedham, which we are working to make more bike-friendly, with a tour of the Fairbanks House in Dedham, "the oldest wood frame house in the United States."

    Thursday, October 22, 2009: At-Large Boston City Council Debate on Parks and Open Space
    6:30-8:00 pm at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
    Her the eight candidates talk about how they will promote and support greenspace if they are elected. There will be questions about funding, park management, bicycling, public safety in parks, green jobs for youth, arts and nature programs, links to health and wellness, community gardens, and more. RozzieBikes is a co-sponsor.
    Please put up this poster!

    Sunday, October 4, 2009: Roslindale Day Parade
    1:00 pm, Healy Field
    Join the ROzzieBikes contingent as we celebrate our neighborhood!
    Contact Laura Smeaton if you can join us

    Sunday, September 27, 2009: Hub on Wheels Ride
    7:00-8:00 am, Registration on City Hall Plaza
    8:00 am, 10, 30, and 50-miles rides around the city
    Join the cyclists of Boston in this 5th annual celebration of bicycling in our city!

    Friday, September 25, 2009: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:15, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    7:35, Jamaica Pond Boathouse
    We'll continue our Last Friday rides by taking the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, then splitting to go to downtown Boston and Cambridge.

    Saturday, September 19, 2009: Farmers Market and Ride
    9:00-12:30, Adams Park, Roslindale Square, Tabling
    12:30 pm: Ride to Parkman Memorial in Jamaica Plain
    Help spread the word about bicycling in Boston and then join us for a mostly off-road ride to the Francis Parkman monument overlooking Jamaica Pond utilizing one of Boston's unknown "bicycle boulevards."

    Saturday, June 20, 2009: Family Bike Ride
    12:30 pm: Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    Join us for a short, flat ride across Roslindale to the Dale St. Playgroud and the Sherrin St. Urban Wild. It will be less than two miles each way, and the route is about as flat as you can get in our hilly neighborhood. Bring food to share for lunch. (postponed from May 30)
    [photos]

    Friday, June 19, 2009: Bike Friday
    7:00 at Roche Brothers, 7:10 at Adams Park, 7:15 at Forest Hills
    Join us on our ride to the monthly bike festival on City Hall Plaza!
    [photos]

    Saturday, June 13, 2009: Ride the Hills of Southwest Boston
    1:00 pm, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    Starting from the first Roslindale Farmers Market of 2009, we'll climb (and descend) most of the hills of southwest Boston, going up a total of 1800 feet in about 18 miles.
    This ride was postponed from May 17 due to rain.
    [photos]

    Saturday, May 16: Cambridge Literary Tour
    9:00: Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    Bike to Cambridge Public Library for 10:00 am ride around Cambridge sponsored by the Cambridge Bike Committee

    Monday-Friday, May 11-May 15: Bike to Bike Week Breakfasts [photos]
    7:15: Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    Monday: University Park, Cambridge [photos]
    Tuesday: Broadway Bicycle School, Cambridge [photos]
    Wednesday: Back Bay and Harvard Square [photos]
    Thursday: Longwood Medical Area and Kendall Square [photos]
    Friday: Police-escorted bike convoy to City Hall [photos]

    Friday, April 24, 2009: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:15, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    For our last ride before city-wide Bike Fridays, we'll bike downtown on a different route, through Franklin Park and Dudley Square to City Hall

    Saturday, April 18, 2009: Bike to a Bike Exhibit and Bike Night [photos]
    3:00 pm, Adams Park, Roslindale Square (3:25 Jamaica Pond Boathouse, 3:45 Coolidge Corner Brookline 4:00 Brighton Ave at Harvard Ave. Allston
    We'll ride to the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation to MassBike's Bike Night amid the museum's spring exhibit, "The Bicycle Takes Off". Bring lights because we'll be biking home after dark; the event ends at 8:00 pm.
    Here is a map of the route we'll take to Waltham.
    Email Doug Mink if you are interested in joining the ride.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009: RozzieBikes Meeting
    7:00 pm, 90 Wellsmere Road
    Prepare for rides and t-shirt sales.

    Friday, March 27, 2009: Go Green Bike Friday
    7:00 am, Adams Park, Roslindale Square
    On the last Friday of every month, we invite everyone in Roslindale to bike to work together. This month, we are going to bike up the Emerald Necklace to the Charles River, where we'll take the bike path in both directions. Doug Mink will lead a group toward Harvard Square and George Ulrich will lead a group toward downtown Boston. We're picking up more riders at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse at 7:20. Beginning on Friday, May 15, we'll have a police escort as Boston's bicycle program begins its "Bike Fridays".
    Map of route to Harvard Square

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009: RozzieBikes Meeting
    7:00 pm, location to be decided
    Prepare for spring events.

    Monday, March 9, 2009: Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association
    7:30-9:00 pm, Longfellow School
    We'll talk about bicycling in Roslindale, present and future.

    Friday, February 27, 2009: Go Green Day
    7:30 am, Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    Celebrate Walk/Ride Day, the last Friday of every month, with a ride from Roslindale Square up the Southwest Corridor to Back Bay with Laura Smeaton.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009: RozzieBikes Meeting
    7:00 pm, 73 Walter St.
    Prepare for March 9 presentation and spring events.

    Friday, January 30, 2009: Go Green Day
    Celebrate Walk/Ride Day, the last Friday of every month, with a ride from Roslindale Square to a celebration in Harvard Square We'll be leaving Adams Park in Roslindale Square between 7:00 and 7:15, and will stop at Jamaica Pond to pick up people from JPBikes around 7:30, riding through the Arboretum if the roads are relatively clear or up Washington, South, and Centre if they're not. We'll try to get to Harvard Square by 8:15. The nominal route is on Bikely.

    A free hot breakfast, provided by the Harvard Square Business Association, will be served from 7:00 to 9:00 inside and outside at Holyoke Center and Forbes Plaza, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. There will be extra raffles and goodies for those that GO GREEN and WEAR GREEN!

    This event is part of the Harvard Square Winter Green Carnival 2009 from January 15th to February 1st and is co-sponsored by the Green Streets Initiative and the Office of Mayor E. Denise Simmons.

    Thursday, January 29, 2009: Boston Bikes Update 7:00 pm, Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall Find out what's going to be happening for bikes in Boston.

    Saturday, December 13, 2008: Almost Winter Bike Ride
    11:00 am, Adams Park in Roslindale Square
    We'll take a short ride around Roslindale (less than an hour) to test what we learned at Wednesday's workshop, stopping for hot chocolate at the end.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008: RozzieBikes Meeting
    7:00 pm, 90 Wellsmere Rd., east of Washington St.
    Debriefing from workshop and ride and planning for winter events.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008: Winter Biking is Fun: We'll Show You How
    6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Roslindale Community Center
    On Cummins Highway at Washington St. in Roslindale Square
    [PDF poster] [Press release] [Handout] [PDF Handout for printing]
    [Web Resources] [B ulletin article]

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008: RozzieBikes Planning Meeting
    7:00 pm at 34 Augustus Ave., down the hill from Whitford St.
    Help plan our December 9 Winter Biking workshop.

    Sunday, October 5, 2008: Roslindale Day Parade [photos]

    Contact Doug Mink [email] for more information and to help build this web site at MassPaths.net.