Be Bright, Blinky Light - Oct. 26 (rescheduled from Oct. 19)

The Ashmont Cycles Wednesday night ride group has decided to call it a night, so to speak, for the season, and will be giving out blinky lights to Dorchester riders on Wednesday, October 26. Please join Dot Bikers at Ashmont Cycles at 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. if you want to participate (or need a light).

After meeting, the bikers will choose a couple of prominent locations and spend some time handing out lights, then meet up for some socializing. This was a blast last year - riders met were pleased to have the lights.

Show up brightly lit yourself and you may take home a prize! Your RSVP (to is always appreciated, as are suggested locations to give out lights. Ashmont Cycles is located at 551A Talbot Ave., Dorchester, MA.

3rd Annual Tweed Ride Oct. 16

On Sunday October 16th, DotBike will be hosting the 3rd Annual Tweed Ride! The ride departs from the Frog Pond located in Boston Commons. Meetup at 10:00 a.m., ride departs at 10:30. The ride will go through Jamaica Plain, taking the Emerald Necklace to Franklin Park.  >> Read More

MassBike Spin Series & MetroFuture Neponset Greenway Bike Ride, Sep. 17

Join MassBike & DOT Bike of Dorchester for the first ever MetroFuture Walks & Talks Bike Ride at 10:30 a.m. on September 17! The bike ride will span about 12 miles along the coast, with some on road travel, including a visit to Victory Park and is suitable for adult riders of all abilities. Prior to the bike ride, learn about the work that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council does regarding bicycle planning, including more about the new Hubway Bike Share. Hear more about MassBike and about specific DOT Bike advocacy projects such as their work with the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) to push for closing the gap in the Dorchester Coast Trail. Bring your own bike and meet at JFK Station on the Red Line to learn about biking in Boston and to enjoy a pleasant coastal bike ride. If you don't have a bike and are looking into a rental, email Amanda Cleveland at

The number of participants is limited. RSVP at P.S. If you can help out as sweep or just an experienced rider for this ride let DotBike know at

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. >> Read More

Boston Bike Friday, Aug. 26

DotBikeJoin the Dorchester Convoy for Boston Bike Friday on Friday, August 26. The group will ride up Dorchester Ave. to City Hall Plaza, enjoy a free breakfast and chat with bike exhibitors. Meet at Peabody Square plaza (in front of Ashmont Cycles) at 6:45 a.m. The convoy departs at 7:00 a.m. If you are further north, join up with the group along the way - Fields Corner at 7:10 or the intersection of Dorchester Ave. and Columbia Rd. at 7:20. Represent Dorchester and sign up online at With questions, contact

Boston Bike Friday, Jul. 29

DotBikeJoin the Dorchester Convoy for Boston Bike Friday on Friday, July 29! Ride to a festival with free breakfast at City Hall Plaza. Dorchester bikers will leave Peabody Square (from Ashmont Cycles) at 7:00 a.m. You can also join up along the way: Fields Corner at 7:10 a.m. or Columbia Rd. at 7:20 a.m. Represent Dorchester and sign up online at

Take a Break: Tour de France Viewing @ Tavolo, Jul. 21

Tour de France 2004 Haystack Bike Take a break from the Heat! Chris Douglass and Dot Bike invite you to join DotBike at the bar at Tavolo (1918 Dorchester Ave.) to watch prime time coverage of the exciting stage 18 of the Tour de France on Jul. 21 from 8 - 11 p.m. The race is still wide open! Most of the top favorites are still within minutes of each other. And this 'queen' stage of the race includes three 'hors categorie' - that means really really hard - climbs including a mountain top finish on the famed Col du Galibier. Can Voekler keep the yellow Jersey or can the Schlecks or Evans snatch it off his back? Even if you have no idea what any of that means, Tavolo has great food, drink and air conditioning so come on down and join the fun!  

Dot Bike Summer Meeting, Jul. 27

Celebrate warm, "bikey" weather with an enjoyable evening of bike talk and mingling! DotBike will hold their Summer Meeting on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. There's a number of hot topics for updates, and of course the more informal chatting the better. DotBike has been involved in various projects and is excited to share updates and discuss. Additionally, the group needs your help with some important tasks. If you've never been to a Dot Bike event before, all the more reason to come and learn! Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP for the event on Facebook ( or the DotBike website ( Contact Sally Sharrow for details (513.652.2490; Continue on for meeting agenda after the break. >> Read More

Ashmont Cycles Tour de France Night at Dot2Dot Cafe, Jul. 14

DotBikeJoin Ashmont Cycles and Dot Bike on Thursday July 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Dot2Dot cafe to watch a great stage of this year's Tour de France! There will be trivia with prize giveaways. Food available for purchase and free beer while it lasts. If you don't plan to order off the Dot2Dot menu, DotBike asks that you to provide a small donation for beer and snacks. The Dot2Dot cafe is located at 1739 Dorchester Ave, a short walk or ride from Shawmut or Ashmont stations.

Dorchester Community Gardens Bicycle Tour, Aug. 6

BikeJoin Dot Bike, Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition and Boston Natural Areas Network and explore Dorchester’s Community Gardens from your bicycle on Saturday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m. The 2.5 hour tour begins at the Charles Street entrance to the Fields Corner MBTA station and will visit four community gardens and pass by several other gardens. The highlight of the ride will be when the group stops to experience the grand opening of Nightingale Community Garden, Dorchester’s newest and largest community garden. Enjoy cycling through Dorchester and visiting Community Gardens along the way. Riders will meet gardeners and learn about each garden's history, and current activities.

Co-sponsored by DotBike and the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition. Helmets are required. A guardian must accompany children under 14. Program is free but requires registration. To register, contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 or

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