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Spokes 2012: A Somerville Bike Fest!

Spokes 2012: A Somerville Bike Fest!

Sat., September 8, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

70 Union Square, Somerville

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Ride, repair and relish in Somerville's bicycle culture!

SPOKES will feature free bike maintenance workshops, bicycle goods, info on bike activism/awareness, bike art and more. Come share your love of all things bicycle and all things Somerville!

3:00-5:00pm: The Somerville Bicycle Committee will lead a "Tasting Tour of Somerville" bike ride through the streets of Somerville to benefit the Welcome Project. Check out the Facebook event page for details:

5:00-7:00pm: Bike repair workshops, vendors, bike activism info, and more.

7:30-9:00pm: Free bike-in movie screening of "PeeWee's Big Adventure." Dinner/snacks sold by Lefty's Silver Food Cart, Culinary Cruisers and the TAZA Chococycle. Picnic blankets encouraged.

9:00pm: S.C.U.L. invites civilian bike craft to come along for a post-event night ride through the city. There will be music.

Festival details and updates can be found on the SPOKES Facebook page:

Rain date:  Sun., Sept. 9
Tasting Tour of Somerville (A Fundraiser for The Welcome Project)
The Somerville Bicycle Committee will lead riders through the squares of Somerville, stopping at six restaurants to sample a smattering of local flavors. This is a leisurely ride suitable for all levels.

An RSVP is required to hold your spot. Please email: and specify number of riders/full names. Spots are limited to 40 and will fill on first come, first served basis.

Cost: $30 per person. 25% of fee proceeds to cover food cost with the remaining funds to benefit The Welcome Project: Info on the option to be a "sponsored" rider will be emailed with your RSVP confirmation. All riders will also receive a free YUM card ($10 value), which will give you 10% off at various local immigrant-run restaurants (

Restaurant stops include:
1. Union Square: Catina La Mexicana
2. East Somerville: Maya Sol
3. Magoun Square: Wang's Fast Food
4. Ball Square: SoundBites
5. Teele Square: Amelia's Kitchen
6. Davis Square: Redbones

A Tasting Tour of Somerville will proceed the SPOKES 2012: A Somerville Bike Fest happening the same day in Union Square Plaza from 5-9pm. Ride, repair and relish in Somerville’s bicycle culture!

The Tasting Ride is brought to you by ArtsUnion, the Somerville Arts Council, and ShapeUp Somerville.

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