Vive le Vélo! – Bastille Day Ride

Liberty Leading the PeopleAllez! On July 14, 1789 the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille. On July 17, 2011, the cyclists of MassBike will meet at the French Cultural Center in Boston’s Back Bay, then storm via vélo (bicycle) to Harvard Square for the Holyoke Street party. We will go by way of Boston College to see some Gothic architecture (a style that originated in Medieval France).

Parisians throw a fete on the Champs-Élysées on July 14th; cyclists in the Commonwealth will fete a le vélo on Sunday, July 17. Why the delay? Because that’s the day of the Bastille Day street party in Cambridge. The street party will have all kinds of French food and a European beer garden! So throw on your best beret,  wrap yourself in the Tri Colo, and join us for one of our great summer MassBike Spins Series rides.

As with all MassBike rides, helmets are required over your berets.

When: July 17, 2011. Meet at 2:00pm
Where: Outside the French Cultural Center (53 Marlborough St, Boston. Access from the Park St. T Stop – bikes are allowed on the T on Sundays. Map here.)
Who: All MassBike members and anyone who loves bicycles and freedom. The ride will be 11.5 miles and will take between an hour to an hour and a half.

Please Respondez S’il Vous Plait to rides@massbike.org

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3 Responses to Vive le Vélo! – Bastille Day Ride

  1. benoit June 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Vive le vélo, and not Vive la vélo ! :)

  2. James July 1, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks, benoit! We confess our French clearly isn’t the best.

  3. rhs1856 July 2, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    “Please Respondez S’il Vous Plait” = “Please Reply If You Please”
    Repetitively Redundant ;)