The KIT for Kids Bike Day event is back for 2022! Keep It Tight Cycling, with the support of Boston Police and Hope Worldwide, are pleased to announce the 3rd annual KIT for Kids Bike Day Event to be held on Saturday June 4th, 2022 the English High School in Jamaica Plain. In its third year, the event is expanding the number of participants, volunteers and activities. This year there will be a focus skills, safety and basic bike maintenance. Upon completion of all stations and activities, the kids will receive a Bike Safety Certificate. The kids will learn how to ride bikes, use hand signals, corner, balance, and even go over a bike ramp! To get a feel for the event, check out this video on YouTube and this article in the Jamaica Plain Gazette. What is KIT for Kids Bike Day? The goal is to get kids on bikes, teach them how to ride safely, and perform basic maintenance on their own. The event serves a community of children, ages 7-12 years old, who have not had the opportunity to learn to ride. It is free and will incorporate several bike activities focusing on learning to ride, safety, […]
The KIT for Kids Bike Day event is back for 2021! Last year’s inaugural edition of the event was a big success. The weather was perfect and spirits were high. COVID restrictions made it a bit of a challenge but we taught kids how to ride bikes, use hand signals, corner, balance, and even go over a bike ramp! A truly amazing day. In case you missed it, here’s the video from last year and an article in the Jamaica Plain Gazette. The 2nd annual KIT for Kids Bike Day event will be held on June 5th, 2021 What is KIT for Kids Bike Day? The goal is to get kids on bikes and teach them how to ride. The event serves a community of children, ages 5-12 years old, who have not had the opportunity to learn to ride. It is free and will incorporate several bike activities focusing on learning to ride, safety, and skills. Bikes and helmets will be provided. The event is a true collaborative effort and will involve volunteers from Keep It Tight, Hope Worldwide, Boston Police, Boston Church of Christ, and Landry’s Bikes of Boston. Covid-19 precautions will be in effect and social distancing will […]
A brevet is a predetermined route that needs to be completed within a certain time limit, typically on a bike. The routes are approved by RUSA (Randonneurs USA) or in Canada by Randonneurs Canada. Along the route, at strategic points, are controls with their own time limit. Note, you can also be too early and will have to wait. At these controls you need to get your brevet card time-stamped and initialed as prove you made it.
You’re in great shape; yeah? Hammering up a local climb, racing hard, or just taking a “quick spin” with friends. That was me. But out of the blue, I experienced something last year, that I have since learned is way more common than you might think, and especially in the endurance athlete community in which we’re a part of. About a year ago, I was getting into some winter training, and I was feeling a little off. Not terribly, but just like, “holy cow, am I really that out of shape?” I was riding on an indoor trainer, and just feeling like I lost a lot of fitness. Every now and again, I’d feel more fatigued than I should, and way sooner than I should. I attributed it to just being a slug and out of shape, and vowed to fix that. The Symptoms Come (very) early spring, and I get on the bike outside, put on my HR strap and start riding. Up the Minuteman Bike Trail towards Lexington, in fact, to just do a nice easy Concord/Carlisle loop. I hit the Arlington/Lexington line, and I had to stop. I just could not get the bike to go, […]