Bicycles will be part of Arlington’s Patriots Day parade this year, and we want you to ride with us! This Sunday, April 18th, you can ride down the middle of Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington and show everyone that bicycling is a healthy, green, fun way to get around. It doesn’t matter if you are a commuter, a roadie, a fixie rider or whatever – we’re all bicyclists! Bring the kids – we’re also promoting the Safe Routes to School program, and there will be bike-decorating before the parade.
You can meet up with us at your choice of three locations. Here is the schedule:
12:00pm Option #1: Bike Decorating (for kids of all ages), Hurd Field (off Minuteman Bikeway behind Trader Joe’s)
12:00pm Option #2: Coffee at Starbucks (next to Trader Joe’s)
12:30pm Bike Decorators and Coffee Drinkers meet up and ride to parade start
1:00pm Meet at parade start (group must be there by 1:00 to get into position), Mass Ave & Forest St
2:00-3:00pm Ride in parade!
NOTE: The Arlington parade is on Sunday, not the actual Patriots Day on Monday.
This event is sponsored by member Lauren Hefferon and her company Ciclismo Classico, see her blog for more info.
Volunteers Needed: We need a few volunteers to help with bike decorating and keeping our group organized during the parade. Contact David Watson if interested.
Not a MassBike member? Join now or join at the parade!
Continue the celebration on Monday, April 19th: Free Coffee from Peet’s Coffee in Lexington – Anyone with a bike helmet who mentions the “MassBike offer” on Patriots Day can get a free small hot or iced coffee, or apply the price of a small coffee to any other beverage. Offer good only at the Lexington Peet’s (a long-time MassBike supporter).