Ciclopaseo and Cycling in Quito, Aug. 16

The Ciclopaseo in Quito, Ecuador, a 30km route closed to motorized traffic every week to allow space for cycling, walking, and other forms of transport, averages 40,000 participants each day it is held. Sally Sharrow, who helped out as an intern for Dot Bike this year, got a taste of the bicycle advocacy scene in Quito while studying abroad there last year. She will share her experiences working and riding with the people and organizations involved in making Quito una ciudad cicletera. This session takes place on Tuesday, August 16, at the William Devine Golf Course Clubhouse at Franklin Park (1 Circuit Drive, Boston) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact, visit DotBike online or continue reading.

She'll describe the unique joys and challenges of the burgeoning bike scene in Quito, exploring themes that all bike advocates encounter wherever they join in to help make biking safer and more enjoyable. Bike lanes, bike sharing, bike paths, and bikers have all been on the rise in Boston recently. Please join Dot Bike to hear Sally's tales and support the Boston Cyclists Union. A $10 suggested donation ($5 for Boston Cyclists Union members) will be requested to support the activities of the BCU, which is in the middle of its second year and has already accomplished so much.