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July 2018 Walk/Ride Day Newsletter

Now through September 2 enjoy easy access to summer destinations with $10 Weekends on the commuter rail.

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

Featured Sponsors

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

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