May 14 , 2007
Somerville MA: The bike gods were smiling – beaming down some of the best rays of good weather in the eleven years that Redbones has been celebrating all things cycling. The gravitational forces must also have been in overdrive since the numbers of riders pulled together into this small side street off Davis Square was remarkable. No other event amasses such a range of cycling flavors: the fixed gear messenger crowd, the mountain bikers, the commuters, the three-speeders, the chopper element, the road racers, the freeriders. All gathered together for some fun, some BBQ, some brew, some music and some mayhem. Cycling moths to a charcoal flame….a wonderful gathering of the human-powered tribe.
With trombones and saxes pounding out New Orleans jazz, with riders streaming in from all around Boston –even riding offroad from over 50-miles away—the Redbones Bike Week Party is the place to celebrate all aspects of the bicycle world. It’s the opening salvo of another great season and a chance to catch up with riders you haven’t seen all winter, to chew the fat, tell tall cycling tales, and meet some new friends. It's also a chance to support mountain bike and road cycling advocacy. Yes, Redbone's donates the proceeds to NEMBA and MassBike. Yes, it's very nice of them!
If you were there, you know what we’re talking about. If not, make sure you don’t miss it next year!