Don’t Bike Like My Brother
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Assembly begins at 9:30 AM
at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway

Ride departs promptly at 10:00 AM

These are the unexpected words of Car Talk host Tom Magliozzi, who likely uttered them when his current heap of a car wouldn’t start. Tom’s unexpected death ended a celebrated career spreading joy with his infectious laugh and sage advice.

“Don’t Bike Like My Brother” is the theme of this year’s Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s spring ride honoring Tom. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 16. We’ll be meeting at the main library, 449 Broadway, at 9:30 AM and starting the ride promptly at 10:00 AM.

During the two-hour ride, we’ll pass by more than a dozen of Tom’s landmarks in Our Fair City, including the house and neighborhood where he grew up, the schools he attended, the places he avoided working, and the cafés where he preferred spending his time.

Arrive early and you’ll have a chance to view cycling from a different perspective. Cambridge DPW is parking a large truck at the library and inviting us to sit in the driver’s seat, to get a better understanding of what a driver can and can’t see.

If you have small children and prefer riding away from city streets, take a look at Fresh Pond Day. On May 30, there’ll be a bike parade, face painting, games, live music, live wildlife demos, nature tours and more, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Join the ride mailing list to stay informed as the tour develops. We’ll be sharing trivia about the history of Tom and Ray’s Good News Garage, the origin of the names “Click and Clack”, and other esoteric knowledge, as well as ride details.

Thanks to our sponsors!
Urban AdvenTours
Flatbread Company
Rindge School of Technical Arts
Star Market
Honest Tea
Zico Coconut Water
Redbones Barbecue
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