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433Saturday 10/19: Over, Under, Around, and Through -- the 21st Annual Tour de Somerville

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  • Ron Newman
    Oct 9, 2013
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      The Somerville Bicycle Committee's fall bike tour this year features Somerville's many bridges, tunnels, overpasses, and underpasses. We know of at least 40, which is a lot for a city of just 4 square miles. Our tour route will cross, or at least pass by, as many of these as possible.

      Meet at 10 am at Seven Hills Park, behind the Holland Street MBTA entrance in Davis Square. We'll depart promptly at 10:15. The ride will be about 13 miles long, mostly flat, and will end by 1 pm.

      Somerville police will help escort the ride. We will have a rest and refreshment stop about halfway through, at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on Shore Drive, with snacks from Redbones.

      The tour will visit the sites of two bike path projects now under construction: the Somerville Community Path extension between Cedar and Lowell Streets, and the Wellington Undercarriage (a new boardwalk under Route 28, linking the Mystic River paths at Assembly Square to Shore Drive).

      In case of steady rain, we'll postpone the ride to Sunday, October 20, same starting place and time.

      A tentative route map is at http://goo.gl/maps/EYBJG . Because the route passes through many construction projects, it is subject to change, even at the last minute.
      Our Facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/709560142403270 .