July 2018 Walk/Ride Day Newsletter
Hello Green Streets friends!
Friday, July 27 is Walk/Ride Day! Check-in your commute any day from Monday, July 23 through the following Monday, July 30 to enter the raffle & redeem retail rewards. (You can always check-in again to modify; the last version is the one that is recorded.)
July Walk/Ride Day Theme: Train Travel
Taking the train a short or long distance can be a rewarding experience full of beautiful views and interesting conversations. Check out Mental Floss's 8 Reasons to Take a Train this Summer to find out why it's a worthy alternative to driving or flying. Then, learn about where you can go with an article about The Most Scenic Train Rides in North America and Amtrak's transnational route map.
Check-in Raffle Prizes
(2) gift certificates for 2 round-trip tickets on the CapeFLYER (bike friendly train service to Cape Cod)
2 Coolidge Corner Theater tickets
(4) Bike Benefits stickers
Check-in Questions of the Month
What mode(s) of transportation would your ideal commute consist of?
What would help you achieve your ideal commute?
Events (many more listed here!)
Pre Walk/Ride Day
Sunday, July 22: Riding with Families workshop at Islamic Society of Boston, 204 Prospect Street
Walk/Ride Day - July 27
Free yoga classes, free ice cream, free coffee, and other free and discounted goodies throughout our region
Starting at 7 am: Free Pancake Breakfast at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain
7:30 to 9:30 am: Walk/Ride Day celebration in front of Cambridge City Hall
8 to 9 am: Somerville Bike Committee / Whole Foods Commuter Breakfast on Beacon Street
10 am to 3 pm: Walk/Ride Day celebration in front of Cambridge Main Library
10 am to 5 pm: Free electric bike demos and trials at Superpedestrian's Cambridge HQ
Post Walk/Ride Day
August 13 to 18: Cambridge iCan Bike camp - sign up now to volunteer for a 90 minute daily slot spotting individuals with disabilities learning to bike in just one week! Life-changing!
August 18: Main Library Fix-It Clinic DIY Bike Maintenance Workshop at Main Library, 449 Broadway
The CapeFLYER is a summer weekend passenger train that runs between South Station and Hyannis. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing ride with onboard concessions, free-wifi, wheelchair accessibility. You can even bring your pet or bike onboard for free!
Use the Green Gas Card next time you purchase gas and offset your vehicle's emissions while also supporting local organizations like ours. Find out more here.
And, of course, thank you to our retail partners, raffle donors, and ongoing sponsors!
Walk/Ride Days are an opportunity to experiment with your commute once a month or to celebrate your normal commute. Simply logging a commute is the most important action to your workplace's leaderboard rank and enters you into a raffle for fabulous prizes from over 100 local retailers.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@WalkRideDays) for more theme-related facts, cartoons, and stories. Share your Walk/Ride Day photos and stories with us by tagging #walkridedays or #walkrideday on social media.
Have a great rest of your day, week, and weekend, and please stay in touch!
Janie Katz-Christy, Director