Archive for December, 2010

Somerville Illuminations Holiday Bike Tour + 1369 Coffeehouse meetup

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

This Saturday evening is the Somerville Holiday Illuminations Tour, a trolley tour of decorated homes.  This year there is a twist:  after the last trolley tour, there will be an organized bike version of the tour:

The Somerville Arts Council and Bike Committee announce that, for the first time, the city will offer the annual Illuminations Tour by bicycle Saturday, Dec. 18.

The Illuminations Tours, offering trolleys to neighborhoods in East and Central Somerville for viewing of some of the city’s best decorated homes for the holiday season, departs from City Hall Concourse every half-hour beginning at 4:30 p.m. The bicycle tour will depart one time only, from the concourse, at 7:15 p.m. Those participating in the bike tour are required to wear helmets and bicycle lights. Heavy wind, rain or snow will cancel the bike ride, and in case of inclement weather, participants should call 311 for updates.

For more information on the Illuminations Tour and the Illuminations Bike Tour, visit, or call 311.

After the bike tour, the Boston Retro Wheelmen are planning to have in informal meet-up at 1369 Coffeehouse in Inman Square, where we’ll (hopefully) meet other local bike bloggers Cycler of Biking in Heels, Charlotte of Chic Cyclist and perhaps others…

Hope to see you there!