Kittie Knox Cycle Center Grand Opening Group Ride with REI Co-op & MassBike

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 05:00 PM

Due to popular demand, this ride is currently at capacity. Please email [email protected] with the subject line "Kittie Knox Cycle Center Ride Waitlist" to be added to the waitlist.

While this ride is full, you can still join the other CX Cycle Fest activities starting at 4pm on May 17th!

On Wednesday, May 17, join REI and MassBike for a free, social pace 10-mile bike ride that will start and end at the Cambridge REI store, led by local members of the Boston cycling community. This ride will be no-drop and riders of all levels are encouraged to join us!

Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the REI Cambridge store (181 Morgan Ave #11, Cambridge, MA 02141). The ride will depart at 5:30pm and last approximately 90 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 event and ride will be postponed to Tuesday, May 24th at the same time and place. Please register below!

Prior to the ride, join us for the official opening of two new community spaces at Cambridge Crossing named after Cambridge Trailblazers, Alberta Scott Station Plaza, and the Kittie Knox Cycle Center. Both open spaces are located at the gateway to the neighborhood and are adjacent to the new Green Line Lechmere Station.

Alberta Scott Station Plaza is the open space visitors will arrive at when entering the CX neighborhood. It is the first impression and a place that one may stop to find their way, rest their feet, enjoy community events, wait for public transportation, and just pass through on their commute from here to there. Alberta Scott was a resident of Cambridgeport, and the first African American graduate of Radcliffe College. When she finished college in 1898, she was only the fourth African American to graduate from a women's college in Massachusetts.

The Kittie Knox Cycle Center is a bicycle center open to the public offering a bike tune-up station, a shower, restrooms, changing rooms, and lockers. This new space is easily accessible encouraging alternative transportation and making cycling an easy option. Kittie Knox was a resident of East Cambridge and a prominent and accomplished cyclist who bravely confronted the era’s gender and racial barriers.

REI's Mobile Bike Shop Pop-up and REI bike techs will be onsite from 4-6:30 p.m. for free bike checks and quick fixes. REI will also be offering e-bike rides.

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. See more information here:

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