Bikes Not Bombs is a great organization based out of Jamaica Plains, MA. Besides running a bike shop that gives technical training to local youths and minorities, they collect bikes from all over the East Coast and help ship them to third-world countries. Sustainable bike programs are then set up where the bikes are shipped, helping provide locals with much-needed transportation and the training to keep the bikes running.
The event is a 12-mile charity ride to Bonelli Park and back to support BNB... in costume! Helmets are required, and the event will be followed by music and a bbq at the Pitzer Clocktower. All registered participants get a cool BNB t-shirt, entrance into a raffle for awesome bike stuff, and a chance to compete in a costume and crappiest bike contest for other prizes. All proceeds will go to BNB.
To register, send an email with your name and t-shirt size (in American Apparel unisex size if you know it...) to firstname.lastname@example.org, THEN show up with $10 around noon at the PZ Clocktower on the day of the ride.
See you there!