Bay State Bike Week 2013 and Spring Ride May 18


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Bay State Bike Week May 11-19 is an annual celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation, presented by MassBike in partnership with MassDOT.

Cambridge Bicycle Committee Spring "Sweet" Ride, Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. --
Orientation in front of Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
10:15 a.m. -- Ride departs

We all know living in Cambridge is sweet. But did you know we have a sweet history?

Fig Newtons were created in Cambridge and named after our neighboring town. The NECCO building on Mass Ave was for a time the largest candy factory in the world. Fifteen million Junior Mints are still being made each day on Main Street, perfuming Central Square with the delightful scent of chocolate.

There’s a lot that’s sweet about our city but let’s not forget the savory either. It was Zachariah B. Porter’s restaurant in North Cambridge that gave us both Porter Square and the Porterhouse steak. Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” which raised the culinary standards of the nation, was published while she lived on Irving Street.

Please join us for a gorgeous springtime ride, at an easy pace, on mostly level terrain. No rain date: heavy rain cancels. Rain announcements will be posted here on the morning of the ride. Like all our tours, this ride is free of charge.

Get some exercise while touring the sites of historic candy manufacturers and present–day treats in Cambridge. That sure is one SWEET RIDE – and you can join! For more information see the website:  

Spring bike tour photo 

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