Green.MNP’s favorite bike shop is having their 21st annual BIKE-A-THON and this year they are introducing the 1st annual Green Roots Festival. Sunday June 8th, mark your calendars!
Choose from one of three routes:
15 MILE RIDE – This route will be totally different from previous years, using the bike paths through a string of beautiful and historic urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace. Occasionally urban safe-riding skills will be necessary. One rest stop with food and drink. Registration starts at 10 am. Ride starts at 11 am.
25 MILE RIDE – We’re making a few changes to last year’s route (which rode west from Jamaica Plain to Houghton’s Pond in the Blue Hills for a mid-way rest stop). This ride will entail urban and rural riding. One rest stop with food and drink. Registration starts at 10 am. Ride starts at 11 am.
62 MILE RIDE – To keep things interesting for returning riders, we’re making big changes to last year’s route, to be announced soon. (Last year’s ride went west from Jamaica Plain to The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, looping back east for an idyllic ramble through beautiful countryside.) This will be a gorgeous ride for the avid cyclist, with two rest stops each with food and drink. The current plan is to start registration at 8 am, and start the ride at 9 am. Check back here.
Great options for everyone: families and children, new cyclists, daily commuters, fitness and distance trainers. These rides are fully supported with food, mechanics, maps, road markings, following vehicles, and more. Your ride will end at the Green Roots festival where you’ll get fed and celebrated! More Info on Rides
And after the ride, stick around to hear Green Roots Festival keynote speaker Bill McGibbon:
Bill McKibben will be a keynote speaker. He is the author of The End of Nature, Hope, Human And Wild, and Deep Economy, and also the lead organizer for the Step It Up! global warming activist campaign.