Spring Bike Ride, Area IV Walks, Urban Gardening, Central Square & East Cambridge Clean-Up Events


5/16/2011

Spring bike tour photo

A number of events are being held May 21-22 as part of Go Green Month. More details below:

Community Bike Ride – Musical Cambridge Saturday, May 21
The Cambridge Bicycle Committee is gearing up for a great Spring 2011 bicycle ride on Saturday May 21! We’re meeting at 10 a.m. at Cambridge Common in Harvard Square. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m. sharp and will last approximately two hours. No rain date. In case of heavy rain, the ride will be canceled. The theme of this ride is music, particularly music's role in Cambridge history. In addition to mapping dozens of sites associated with musicians and performances, several points on our ride will feature live music. You can expect everything from classical music to progressive jazz. The musical highlight will be a free concert during our mid-ride rest stop. WMBR station manager and DJ, Joe Graham (JoeG) has arranged a performance by Air Traffic Controller, the 2010 Winner of the Boston Music Conference. This is a ride not to be missed! This ride is appropriate for riders of all ages -- it will be at an easy pace and riders will be accompanied by Cambridge Police Officers on bikes. This ride is organized by the Cambridge Bicycle Committee, with support from the Cambridge Police Department, the Community Development Department, Public Works Department and several local company sponsors (see website). For more information, please visit: http://www.cambridgebikes.org.

East Cambridge Clean Up Day Saturday, May 21
On Saturday May 21, the East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is once again teaming up with the East Cambridge Families Group and the Frisoli Youth Center to organize an East Cambridge Clean Up Day. Volunteers can meet at either Silva Park in East Cambridge or the Bocce Courts at the King Open in Wellington Harrington.  The goal is to clean and weed the tree wells along Cambridge in preparation for East Cambridge In Bloom which will bring 48 new flower baskets to Cambridge Street in addition to the 24 that were hung last year. To volunteer, please meet at either location at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday May 21. RSVP to info@EastCambridgeBA.com or on our Facebook events page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110874328998245.

Urban Gardening Seminar Saturday, May 21, 10-11:30 a.m.
Cambridge Main Library - Lecture Hall
The Cambridge Conservation Commission and Green City Growers are so-sponsoring an urban gardening seminar.  The event will consist of powerpoint presentation, question and answer session followed by some light refreshments.  Please contact Jennifer Wright to pre-register at (617) 349-4680 or jwright@cambridgema.gov.

Area 4 Walks Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Clement G. Morgan Park (Columbia Park)
60 Columbia St, between Columbia, Washington and Pine, Cambridge
Area 4 Walks is a community event where families and neighbors walk 1.2 or 3.0 miles through the Area 4 neighborhood. The walk is followed by a family fun festival in Clement Morgan Park. Our task is simple – get together with your family and go on a walk — but our mission is bold:  Area 4 Walks! promotes Family Fitness and Area 4 Unity. Everyone who walks receives a 3 days gym pass to Fitcorp and a ton of other goodies. So, we invite all walkers, volunteers and sponsors to join us! Admission is Free. For more information, contact temi@ptspice.org or visit http://area4walks.com/.

Central Square’s Spring Clean-Up Day is Sunday, May 22, 9 a.m. till finished! 
Meet at Clear Conscience Café for FREE coffee & bagels before the cleaning and then enjoy FREE ice cream from Toscanini’s after the work is done.  Cambridge Public Works will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers meeting at Clear Conscience Café, 581 Mass. Ave. Come out to join other community volunteers in making Central Square look great for the spring and summer seasons. For more information, please contact Chris Basler by phone (617) 349-4601 or e-mail  cbasler@cambridgema.gov .

Join our MassCommuter Challenge Team!
The MassCommuter Challenge is a friendly and FREE competition, taking place during Bay State Bike Week (May 14 -20), in which people who live, work or attend school in Massachusetts pledge to ride their bikes as part of daily trips. Whether you bicycle for commuting, recreation, utilitarian or physical fitness purposes, we encourage you to log, for one week, ALL bicycling miles! Help make Cambridge a winner in this year’s challenge! Online registration is simple: to contribute to our team standings, simply choose “City of Cambridge” from the list of teams on the registration page.  You can track how we are doing by following the Challenge Leaderboard!   

Link to Go Green Month Events Schedule

 

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