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Boston bike ride and Provincetown Harbor swim

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride your bike on Storrow Drive, without any of those pesky cars in the way?

On Sunday, Sept. 21, you can find out, during the 10th annual Hub on Wheels ride. The event starts and finishes on City Hall Plaza in Boston and will include routes of 10, 30 , and 50 miles.

Along the way, there will be rest stops at the Arnold Aboretum, Forest Hills Cemetery, Codman Square, and Carson Beach. Each stop will have restrooms, food, drinks, and tech support, should your bike need some repairs. Any rider who doesn’t reach the 10-mile turnaround by 9:30 will be turned back, so that Storrow Drive can be reopened. Though vehicle traffic will be halted on Storrow for the 10-mile, many other roads during the event will be open to cars.


Children who participate in the ride must be at least 10 years old to ride the 10-mile loop, and must be 12 and older to ride the longer routes. Younger children are welcome on tandem bikes or trailers.

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The event costs $50 and registration is available online and onsite the morning of the ride. (On site registration will be $55.)

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For early risers, Sunrise Salutations, a rooftop yoga class, will be held Wednesday on Aug. 27 from 7 to 8 a.m. on the roof of the Colonnade Hotel in Boston.

The Vinyasa class, taught by Rebecca Pacheco, is open to all levels and costs $15, or $30 for the class and a discounted day pass for the Colonnade’s rooftop pool. Sign up at least 24-hours in advance.

For more information: www.omgal

The 27th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla is scheduled for Sept. 6.


The event features a 1.4 mile swim or kayak in Provincetown Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

Created in 1988, the event has raised more than $3 million for AIDS, women’s health, and the community over its history, organizers say. The event has a $100 pledge minimum.

The Swim for Life is not a race, organizers emphasize, and flippers, tubes, and water wings are all allowed. The kayakers, or the Paddler Flotilla, act as support for the swimmers. Kayakers are encouraged to also raise money, but it’s not required.

In addition to the swim and kayak, the event features a free concert on Friday night, and a “Mermaid Brunch” — which is also free — after the swim.

Registration is available online before the event, or onsite the day of on the deck of the Boatslip Resort, 161 Commercial St., on Provincetown Harbor.

For more information: www.swim4life

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