JP Bike Week Festival May 12-19

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, Revolution Bicycle Repair and Bikes Not Bombs are back with the second annual JP Bike Week Festival, May 12 through 19, at several venues in Jamaica Plain.  The Festival has expanded this year, offering more rides and training. The week’s free activities include bike rides, bike maintenance training, kids skills rodeo, the classic movie “Breaking Away.”

Jeffrey Ferris, owner of Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on South Street in Jamaica Plain, said, “We had a ball last year celebrating bikes and bike riding in JP at the first JP Bike Week Festival. Most bike week events are downtown.  The JP bike shops want to celebrate all of JP’s great parks and paths, bike events and cycling fun.”  Teamed with Revolution Bicycle Repair on Centre Street in Hyde Square and Bikes Not Bombs at the Brewery Complex on Amory Street, Ferris has put together a lineup of fast and easy-pedaling rides and tours, pancake breakfast, fix-a-flat session, and more. The Festival kicks off with the kids’ bike skills and a trick riding demonstration on Sunday, May 12, and closes with the 11th Annual Spring Roll bike ride/parade May 19.  For full schedule and venue information, see the ad here, or 617-4524-BIKE.

Sun., May 12

1. Bike Rodeo: Kids’ bike skills (10:30 a.m.)

2. Bicycle trick riding demo (12 noon)

Both at South Street tennis courts

Mon., May 13

1. Easy-pedaling ride around JP

Start:  Ferris Wheels, 12 noon.

2. Learn to Fix a Flat

Revolution Bicycle Repair, 7:00 p.m

Tues., May 14

1. 20-mile fast paceline ride challenge

Start:  Ferris Wheels, 6:55 a.m. (weekly)

2. Emerald Necklace Tour

Start:  Ferris Wheels, 6:30 p.m.

Wed., May 15

1. Tool Time: Drop in & work on your bike with mechanics & play with bici-blender

Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., 5:30 p.m.

2. Bike Safety Tips & Techniques Talk

Ferris Wheels, 7:00 p.m.

Thurs., May 16

1. 20-mile fast paceline ride challenge

Start:  Ferris Wheels, 6:55 a.m. (weekly)

2. Bike to Beer

12-mi. ride followed by a cold one at Jeanie Johnston Pub.  Must be 21 years old.

Start: South Street Mall park, 6:15 p.m.

Fri., May 17

1. Free pancake breakfast

Ferris Wheels, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

2. Free movie “Breaking Away” (PG)

Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., 6:30 p.m.

Sat., May 18

Bike Ride: Parks and Hills (using your gears effectively) 10-mi. ride

Start:  Ferris Wheels, 10:00 a.m.

Sun., May 19

Annual Spring Roll bike ride/parade

Start:  South Street Mall, 10:00 a.m.

For information, contact Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South Street, 617-524-BIKE.

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