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Mattapan on Wheels 10th Annual Bike-a-thon: A Celebration!

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George H. Walker Playground

528 Norfolk Street

Boston, MA 02126

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What: Celebrating 10 years of biking in the Mattapan community!

  • On-Site Registration and Check-In Begins at 8 AM

  • Bike Rides Begin at 9AM

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Rain Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Cost: FREE!

Age: 8+ (12 and under w/adult)

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youth invites you to our 10th Mattapan on Wheels (MoW) Bike-a-thon: Celebrating 10 Years! For 10 years, youth of Mattapan have been brining attention to cycling in the Mattapan community through Mattapan on Wheels, community bike rides, our basic bike repair workshops, and joining in on transportation advocacy projects that have a Mattapn focus. Starting out in 2011, this event has grown from 25 participants to 165 in 2018 and has raised over $20,000 to support our Vigorous Youth efforts when it comes to cycling in Mattapan. Many local cyclists, indidivuals, organizations, and elected officials have supported our youth to bring awareness of what cycling really means in and to Mattapan. We hope you can join the Vigorous Youth in celebrating 10 years of cycling in Mattapan.


Extra: We want to see your MoW pride! Wear a t-shirt from a pervious Mattapan on Wheels event on event day! We also have extra shirt from pervious events: MoW '17, MoW '18, and MoW '19



Fundraising

Every year Mattapan on Wheels gets larger and we want to make sure we can put on the best event possible! Last year individuals asked about a way to fundraise and we wanted to make an option for those who wanted to. You can still donate on the registration page or on the day of. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Organization:

Are you an organization that would like to sponsor the event? Click here for the sponsorship package.

Ways to donate:

Eventbrite Page - www.mattapanonwheels10.eventbrite.com. This is our registration page. You can donate whatever amount you choose.

Checks - Make checks out to Third Sector New England Mission Works and put Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition in the memo. TSNE is our fiscal agent.

Send Checks to Shavel'le Olivier - 1613 Blue Hill Ave, Suite 307, Mattapan, MA 02126

Day of - Cash can be received on event day, which is July 25, 2020!

Don't want to fundraise? Don't worry about it! This is a FREE event, so whether you donate or not you can still participate. Just click the register button.


This year's donations will support all of our youth's cycling efforts: Mattapan on Wheels, thier basic bike repair workshops, attending the Youth Bike Summit, and transportation advocacy efforts.

A very special annoucement is coming on Saturday, March 28, 2020.




Important Information:

1. We are offering three routes: Family Ride, Intermediate Ride, and Expert Ride. Read the descriptions below and chose the route that best matches your skill level. Police city bikers will be there to help escort your ride leaders and participants.

2. All riders are required to wear a bike helmet. No exceptions! Free helmets will be available provided by Breakstone, White, & Gluck.

3. A bike safety demonstration will be presented before the ride.

4. Free bike loans will be available by Boston Bikes. Priority will be given to online registered riders. Please bring your own bike to give others the opportunity to participate.

*TO BORROW A BIKE AND/OR HELMET, YOU MUST PRESENT SOME FORM OF COLLATERAL (KEYS, ID, ETC.) THAT WILL BE RETURNED WHEN YOU TURN IN THE BIKE AND/OR HELMET. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, YOU MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN!

5. Our Vigorous Youth, along with experienced local cyclists have planned each of the routes and will be leading the rides. Be aware that each of the routes requires some riding on streets in Mattapan; most do not have bike lanes! Please respect the route leaders and follow their instructions. First-time bike riders are encouraged to stay at the park and have fun!

6. If you have a medical condition, please check with your healthcare practitioner before riding.


Route Description:

Bike Route (s) coming soon!





Any Questions? Contact Us!

Email: mattapanonwheels@gmail.com

Phone: 857-277-4258

Facebook: Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youth

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

twitter: @MattapanFoodFit

Website: mattapanfoodandfit.org




IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A BIKE VOLUNTEER PLEASE FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW:

https://goo.gl/forms/PW0pvJG6Egsn6zFH2




IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A VENDOR AT THE EVENT PLEASE FILL OUT THE VENDOR FORM BELOW:

http://goo.gl/forms/ZgAayzfJ8M



IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT PLEASE EMAIL MATTAPANONWHEELS@GMAIL.COM.

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