Beer, Grease, and Roll it Forward (RSVP!), Jun. 28

BikeThere is a great opportunity on Tuesday, June 28 for anyone who feels like getting their hands a bit dirty for an outstanding bike cause. Roll it Forward ( is the branch of Boston Bikes that rescues and rehabs old bikes in order to give them away to needy members of the community. RIF gave bikes to groups in Dorchester last year and has planned three more upcoming bike giveaways for Dorchester community groups this summer. RIF needs some help fixing up the bikes which have been collected from donors, and Dot Bike has volunteered to round up a crew for this coming Tuesday, June 28th, starting at 6 pm. Food, and beer from the conveniently located Harpoon Brewery, will be provided!  

Even if you're not an expert mechanic, any extra hands will be a big help--and you may even learn some new skills! If you do have mechanical experience, even better - bring whatever basic tools you happen to have.
RSVP to to get the exact address. Don't forget to bring friends!

Boston Bike Friday, Jun. 17

DotBikeThe weather is looking good for the upcoming Boston Bike Friday happening this week Friday June 17. Join the Dorchester Convoy to ride up Dorchester Ave. to City Hall Plaza for a free breakfast and bike exhibitors.  The Dorchester convoy will depart from Peabody Square plaza in front of Ashmont Cycles at 7:00 a.m.  Or if you are further north join us along the way - Fields Corner at 7:10 or intersection with Columbia Rd. at 7:20 or just jump on in.

Sign up online to be counted as part of the Dorchester Convoy at Boston Bike is always looking for new convoy leaders, especially for this month. Volunteer as a convoy leader by emailing

C-11 Bike Rodeo, Jun. 11

Bring your bike and helmet! Play fun bike games and take agility tests while learning bike safety and grabbing some free, while supplies last bike gear! On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Boston Police Department, along with The Boston Society of Vulcans (Safety Town), the Suffolk, County Sheriff’s Department and Dot Bike, is hosting a summer safety day for local families. Local children will have the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills and important bicycle safety tips. Children ages 4-12 years and parents welcome. Free raffle for two 20” kids bikes!  The show goes down from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the I.B.E.W. Local 103 Parking Lot, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info, call the C-11 Community Service Office at 617-343-4524. >> Read More

Bike Fridays! May 20

DotBikeThe first Bike Friday of the year is Friday, May 20. Whether it's bright and early or gray and early, DotBike will be there in front of Ashmont Cycles in Peabody Sq. (next to the Ashmont Grill at the corner of Talbot Ave.) rolling off at 7 a.m.  If the weather is not ideal, the free breakfast burritos, pecan rolls, bagels, and coffee will be even more delicious than they are in sunny warm weather. Really!

While registering for the ride is not a requirement, if you plan to ride with DotBike on May 20 or the remaining Bike Fridays (June 17, July 29, & August 26, 2011), please register at Registration helps the event organizers, Boston Bikes, know more about participants and where they are riding in from in order to inform planning for Bike Week, more Bike Fridays, and other Boston Bikes endeavors.

Bike Week in Dorchester! May 14th – 21st

DotBikeTo close out Bike week join Dot Bike, Boston Cyclists Union and Boston Natural Areas Network for a Dorchester Coast Trail exploration ride on Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. The group will look at the options for connecting the Neponset Greenway to the Harbor Walk outlined in a report produced by Tufts University UEP graduate students for the DCR. Meet at Pope John Paul II park at the parking area near the playground.

Also on May 21st from 12 – 4 p.m. is the first Bikes-not-Bombs Open Bicycle Repair Clinic at BNBs new warehouse space in Dorchester's Four Corners area (10 Harvard Street). This will be a recurring event every third Saturday of the month per month time for you to get free mechanics time and bike advice.  >> Read More

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, May 14

Now that the long winter has finally come to an end, let us celebrate by getting out to Franklin Park with the whole family to enjoy Franklin Park's Bike and Kite Festival on May 14. Bring your own kite or make one at the festival. Everyone is welcome to fly or ride, or both! Free bike "rentals" will be available for all size cyclists! Experts will also be on hand to help you get a kite airborn or your wheels ready for the road. This event will take place at the Playstead ball fields and is fun for all ages. 

May 14, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Playstead Field, by Seaver St & Walnut Ave
Franklin Park, Boston MA

Plan Bike Week! DotBike Meeting, May 3

DotBike The next Dot Bike meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Bike Week (May 15 - 21) is just around the corner and while there are great events planned by the city of Boston and other big groups, Dot Bike would like to make bike week fun right here in Boston's best neighborhood. There are a few ideas for rides and gatherings, and, whether you can attend or not, Dot Bike wants any and all ideas you may have for bike week - a contest, outreach to another Dorchester group, participation in another event, anything "bikey," it would be great to include your idea for bike week - or beyond! Email >> Read More

Shiny Green Dot Ride, Apr. 30

DotBikeTour Dorchester's green space on two wheels! The fourth annual Shiny Green Dot ride will take place Saturday, April 30th! As this is also the annual Boston Shines day, you can join your neighborhood association or local park group in the morning, help give your corner of Dorchester a spring cleaning and meet up with DotBike in the afternoon! At 12:30 p.m., join DotBike at Ashmont Cycles for a 10-mile ride through some Dorchester's many beautiful green spaces. The ride is at a casual pace, and participants should be prepared for riding on city streets. Youth and children under 18 should be accompanied by a parent.

The route has varied over the past three years to visit a great variety of Dorchester's quiet oases, but the route is flexible. Is there a park, garden, or tree-ish spot you'd like to show off? Are you involved with a civic association, garden, or "Friends Of" group that can participate by sharing a bit about what makes a green space special? Please suggest! Please contact with any questions. An RSVP is always appreciated. 

Triple Grand Opening! in Peabody Sq. Apr. 16

Please join your neighbors and elected officials Saturday, April 16 for the grand opening of three grand new businesses: Ashmont Cycles, Fisher & Associates, and Sea Breeze Mexican Grill! The formal ribbon-cutting events begin at 10:45 a.m. at Ashmont Cycles (551-A Talbot Ave, next to Ashmont Grill), but the bicycling fun begins much earlier.  A morning ride to the Blue Hills, workshops on choosing the right bike, bike maintenance, and city riding tips; a family ride; and a charity "velosprint" challenge make this a day not to be missed! Come and support this great new shop and get a one day only 10% discount on a new bike or accessories. For more information, contact Ashmont Cycles by calling them at 617-282-6552, or emailing >> Read More

Bike Network Open House, Apr. 5

Boston BikesPlease join Boston Bikes for an open house for the Boston Bike Network Plan! Tues, April 5, 2011 at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Madison Park High School (Lower Cafeteria), 75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury. The Boston Bike Network plan aims to increase bicycling and to improve safety, comfort and connectivity for people of all abilities. The proposed network will be bold in its approach, cover the entire city, and make connections to the regional network. For more information visit >> Read More

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