World Bicycle Day Celebration


Sunday, June 6, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:15pm



Illustration the back half of a bicycle with the earth in the center of the tire.


Human-powered transportation helps protect the natural world that we so proudly share with museum visitors. It can also contribute to health and wellness by offering a fun way to get moving. Dedicated to cyclists of all ages, this program will inspire you to seek out warm-weather adventures on two wheels and…

  • learn more about biking’s many benefits
  • enjoy music made with and on bicycles!
  • get maintenance and safety tips
  • discover nearby bike routes  
  • find out what’s being done to improve urban biking infrastructure

The event begins at noon so grab some lunch and join us on Zoom.

Advance registration is required. Please note that registration closes 30 minutes before the event start time.

Visit World Bike Day webpage for more resources.

Schedule 12:00-1:15

Times are approximate

12:00   Celebrating Bicycles through Music with IDEAS, NOT THEORIES by Reynaliz Herrera

IDEAS, NOT THEORIES is a theatrical percussion company that explores the use of unconventional instruments. In two sessions, Reynaliz Herrera and her company will perform using bicycles as their instruments.

12:05   Biking Safely for Fun and Fitness with Laura Smeaton, Bicycle Safety Instructor with MassBike

MassBike is an organization that promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation. Laura will show you what’s needed to ensure a safe and fun ride.

12:25   Basic Bicycle Maintenance with Adrienne Philson, Mobility Education Coordinator for the City of Cambridge

Before you head out on your bike, make sure that it’s road ready. Adi will walk you through some basic tips for taking care of your bike so it is safe to ride. It’s as easy as ABC! (Tune in to find out what that means.)

12:40   More Bicycle Beats and Q&A with Reynaliz Herrera

12:50   Urban Bikeways with Cara Seiderman, Transportation Program Manager with the City of Cambridge 

Cambridge is known for being a great city in which to get around by bicycle, as evidenced by the changes to the streets and by increasing numbers of people riding Bluebikes and family-style bikes. Today, four times as many people bicycle through the city than they did fifteen years ago. Cara Seiderman will talk about the projects and programs involved in creating this bicycle-friendly city.

This webinar is free and will be hosted on Zoom.

To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.


See also: Special Events