2-Day Bike Maintenance Workshop for Women+

Vie Cycle and Bikes Not Bombs are putting on a bike maintenance workshop for women+*. This is a 2-day workshop where participants will learn about fixing flats, replacing chains, adjusting brakes and troubleshooting bike problems.

For more information and to register, visit www.viecycle.com/upcomingcourses

Check out www.bikesnotbombs.org to see what this great organization is up to. Dates:
​October 9 & 10
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Bikes Not Bombs
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tuition: $60

Register at www.viecycle.com/upcomingcourses

*Women+ includes people who identify as female, trans, intersex, queer and gender non-conforming. Basically, all those folks who aren't represented in the Tour de France. If you aren't sure if the "women+" label includes you, please contact us!

10th Annual JP Bikes Spring Roll Ride on May 13th

The 10th Annual JP Bikes Spring Roll Ride is this Sunday -- and it's family friendly! Gather at the South Street Mall (at the corner of South Street and Carolina Avenue, across from Fiore's Bakery) at 10 am on Sunday, May 13 for fun activities, snacks and bike decorating. Then bike parade down Centre Street to the Hyde Square Rotary and back with stereo-bike accompaniment. Children are extremely welcome and helmets are must for kids and adults. Click here for more information on the Facebook event page.


Jamaica Pond: Meeting on Improving Bike Access, Pedestrian Safety Tuesday

A public meeting to discuss access and safety enhancements to Jamaica Pond will be led by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Boston's Parks and Recreation Department Tuesday, April 11. The meeting will specifically discuss how to enhance Perkins Street and Parkman Drive, which are both access points to Jamaica Pond. The DCR presentation will reveal designs for enhancing and improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The plan will also include measures for calming traffic, according to a DCR press release. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Hunnewell Building in the Arnold Arboretum Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Project designs will be made available on the DCR's website following the meeting.

Sylvia Lopez Chavez and Elisa Hamilton will have an interactive public art exhibition at The Eliot School for the 2016 JP Open Studios

Your Guide to Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2016

Want to get the most out of your time at this year's Jamaica Plain Open Studios? We've put together this guide to help. During Open Studios, which run Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 200 artists will showcase their work at 40 sites around the neighborhood. The massive event is free. Open Studios is a fixture on the JP calendar alongside other can't miss events like Wake Up the Earth, the JP Music Festival, the Lantern Parade and JP Porchfest.


Snake Nest, Er, Tire Sculpture Festoons Brookside Home

Snakes, er, old bike tires festoon the back of a Brookside Avenue apartment, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. At first glance, this collection of old bike tires gave me a heart attack. But it isn't a nightmare collection of snakes. It's art. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.