"Beers & Gears" Hosted by REI Co-op, Women on Wheels and Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 04:30 PM

This event has been POSTPONED TO May 16! 

4:30-7 p.m. - Meet at Cambridge Crossing for Mobile Bike Shop Pop-up and E-MTB test rides  

6:30 p.m. - 10-mile ride departs led by Women on Wheels on the Somerville Bike Path 

7:30 p.m. - Ride returns to Lamplighter Brewing Co. (across the street from REI Cambridge)  

7:30 - 10 p.m. - Well Spoke launch party at Lamplighter Brewing Co.  

Join REI, Women on Wheels, and Lamplighter Brewing Co. for a day of ‘Beers & Gears’ 

As part of the Boston Pedals Together campaign, join for a special collaboration celebration afternoon. The afternoon begins with a Mobile Bike Shop Pop-up, where REI bike techs will be onsite outside the REI store for free bike checks and quick fixes before the ride from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. We will also be offering e-bike rides with the Co-op Cycles DRT e3.1 Electric Mountain Bike. 

Local community members from Women on Wheels will lead a free, social pace 10-mile bike ride on the newly finished Somerville Community Bike Path through the Cambridge area. This ride will be no-drop and riders of all levels are encouraged to join us.  

To join the ride, meet at CX REI Crossing (181 Morgan Ave #1, Cambridge, MA 02141) from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The ride will depart at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 60 minutes, including a few stops. Helmets are required and participants are encouraged to bring ride snacks, water and a flat kit. If it is actively raining, the ride will be postponed to Thursday, May 16 at the same time and place.

Post-ride, we’ll head into Lamplighter Brewing Co. for the launch party of a special, limited-time REI & Lamplighter collaboration beer called “Well Spoke”. This thirst-quenching North German Pilsner brewed with imported malts and citrus-forward hops is the perfect refreshment to toast with friends to the completion of your ride. Even if you are not joining us for the ride, feel free to join us for the launch party – it will run in Lamplighter’s taproom from7:30 – 10 p.m. The launch party is free to attend and will include opportunities to get REI coupons and win prizes.In addition to first pours of “Well Spoke”, Lamplighter will offer their full draft menu as well as special “Tour de Lampe” flights featuring four post-ride favorites. All riders receive a complimentary beverage of their choice after the ride in Lamplighter’s taproom (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).   

Lamplighter Brewing Co.’s Cambridge Crossing “CX” Taproom is open from 11 a.m. – midnight on Tuesday through Saturday. Please note that the taproom is 21+ after 6:00 pm, and guests will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo ID at this point. Dedicated parking is not available, so we’d suggest walking, biking, Uber-ing, or taking public transport – the Lechmere T-stop is right nearby, the 69 bus runs directly to the area, and there’s a Blue Bike station right next door.   

The REI Cambridge store is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Cambridge REI store validates parking at the 222 Jacobs Street Garage and it costs $10 after validation on the weekends.   

Cheers to a day of beers and gears!  

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