Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-Thon, their annual bike ride in Jamaica Plain, is a decades-long tradition. And it’s returning once again.
I know this because the fine folks at Bikes Not Bombs took the time to send along a Public Service Announcement about the event. I receive such things because, in addition to hosting weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ROCK 92.9, I’m also the Program Director. So I’m in charge of things like PSAs. Thankfully, they did a fine job putting all the details together. So I’ll share them with you below.
Join the Bikes Not Bombs Community on a bike ride for social change on Sunday, September 17. With 10, 35, 50, 63 and 105 mile routes, there’s a ride for everyone. Riders depart from Jamaica Plain in Boston. The celebration continues with a post-ride festival featuring live music and a delicious catered lunch.
Visit bikesnotbombs.org to register individually or as a team – or find volunteer opportunities at the event. Your support helps Bikes Not Bombs use the bicycle as a vehicle for social change in Boston and throughout the Global South. Through its youth programming young people learn how to build and maintain bicycles they will keep as their own, provide meaningful jobs, ship thousands of bicycles to communities in the Global South, and reclaim thousands of donated bikes in the Greater Boston area.
Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-Thon Celebrates 36 Years
The organization started in the basement of Ferris Wheel Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain back in 1984. In the years since, they’ve taken great strides to achieve their vision: “…a more just, equitable, and sustainable world powered by bicycles and led by Black and other marginalized people.” They’re a great, local organization. If you can’t get involved with Bike-a-Thon, you can make a donation here. Or, if you want to donate a bike to their bike recycling program (I’ve done this!), that information is here.