[act-ma] Bike-A-Thon & Green Roots Festival, June 6th

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Mon May 31 16:29:26 PDT 2010

June 6th, 2010

Ride with Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) to support unique bicycle-based  
social justice work, through youth programs in Boston and the  
donation of over 5,000 bicycles annually to Africa, Latin America,  
and the Caribbean. As a grassroots organization, BNB depends on YOU  
to join the ride to keep this work going in its 26th year!

Choose from three scenic rides: 15, 25, or 65 miles. Join hundreds of  
other riders and roll at your own pace! The 15-miler is especially  
great for families with children. We provide mechanics check-ups,  
rest stops with food and drink, maps of the beautiful routes, lead  
riders, support vehicles, great prizes, and a gourmet meal at your  
afterparty - the Green Roots Rides Festival! Rides start and end in  
Jamaica Plain, 02130. Pre-registration is required, and riders must  
raise a minimum of $150 of pledges for BNB. All riders are required  
to wear helmets. Register on our website - www.bikesnotbombs.org/ 
bat10 - or call 617-522-0222.

It's not too late! When you register on our website you can make your  
own online fundraising page - just email out the link and people can  
sponsor you online with a credit card. Also, you don't need to turn  
in all your fundraising money on June 6th, you just need to at least  
have pledges that people will sponsor you. Join us!

GREEN ROOTS FESTIVAL – a public celebration of environmental action  
and an afterparty for Bike-A-Thon riders!
June 6th, 2010
Bikes Not Bombs’ 3rd annual Green Roots Festival will celebrate  
sustainable urban living in a park that was only saved from becoming  
a highway by the grassroots efforts of local communities. Cheer  
heroic Bike-A-Thon riders (or be one yourself) as they return from  
their ride to an outdoor gathering of environmental organizations,  
neighbors, and friends: featuring live street bands, food, artisans,  
and thoughtful content on issues of environmental sustainability.  
Come on out, Noon to 5:30, in the park in front of the Stony Brook T  
station, Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. See  
www.bikesnotbombs.org/bat10 or call 617-522-0222.

At the Green Roots Festival, Boylston Street in front of the Stony  
Brook T station will be closed to cars, and instead will become an  
interactive human-centered transit zone. Come out and test ride a  
variety of bikes, cargo-carrying bike trailers, and family cycling  
options such as trail-a-bikes and kid trailers. Ride through a  
temporary installation of bike lane and separated cycle-track to  
learn how these ideas are changing Boston now and can do more in the  
future (separated cycle tracks are common in Europe but not well  
known in America). This exhibit is especially timely as Jamaica Plain  
has just gotten the approval for its first bike lanes coming in  
2010.  Pin the bike lane on Boston, in a game designed to bring more  
public participation into the planning of where bike lanes will  
change Boston next.  Bikes Not Bombs Bike Shop, the T-Riders Union,  
Walk Boston, Livable Streets, and the Boston Cyclists Union will all  
be on the street to run these activities and talk with festival-goers.

Try out a pedal-powered corn sheller and grinder plus other pedal- 
powered machines, brought by the MIT D-Lab and based on designs from  
a group in Guatemala that receives bike shipments from BNB. Talk with  
environmental and social justice activists and vendors, including  
Clean Water Action, herbal remedies, Boston Climate Action Network,  
Centro Presente, and many more.


12:00 - 1:00  Incus (world tribal rock, powered by bicycle generator)

1:10 - 1:55   Opposite People (afrobeat, powered by bicycle generator)

1:55 - 2:15  Speeches
- Bob Terrell, from the On The Move Coalition (of transportation  
groups, from public transit to bicycles and walking)

2:15 - 3:15   Marcus Santos w/ Bloco AfroBrazil (all-drum samba dance  

3:15 - 3:35  La Piñata (youth dance program from Spontaneous  

3:35 – 4:00   Speeches
- Taisha O'Bryant, from the T-Riders Union, of Alternatives for  
Community and Environment, based in Dudley Square
	- Bikes Not Bombs teen Youth Instructors

4:00 - 4:30   Branches Steel Pan Orchestra (Caribbean dance rhythms  
from Dorchester)

4:30 - 4:45  Speeches
	- Sam Wechsler, Bikes Not Bombs, Executive Director
	- David Branigan, Bikes Not Bombs, International Programs Director
	- Raffle winners

4:45 - 5:30  Branches Steel Pan Orchestra

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