Congressional candidate Will Brownsberger to Bike to All 24 Communities in 5th Congressional District
24 communities, 12 hours, 110 miles on Sat., Aug. 31
Now available on our campaign website is a brief video in which I explain why we’re doing a bicycle tour of the 5th Congressional District, and how it connects to my commitment to be responsive to the concerns of everyone in the district, including you. The video is at:
Along the bike route we will be tweeting about significant landmarks in the communities that we’re going through – locations that signify the big issues that our country is struggling with, such as the economy, poverty, education, health care, and climate change.
For example, we will stop at Cambridge City Hall Annex, the first government building in Massachusetts to attain LEED Gold status as a building that is highly energy efficient and uses renewable energy. We will also stop at a charging station for electric vehicles in Lexington center, recognizing the importance of cutting our use of oil to fuel vehicles.
As a symbol of my commitment to representing the whole district, I’ll ride my bike through every city and town in the district. I’ll start in Arlington Center and 110 miles later end where we started. I’ll be joined by friends, volunteers, people attracted to our different style of leadership, and I hope, some of you — join us along the route and let us know what’s on your mind.How to participate:
- Meet us along the way. We’ll be tweeting the progress of the ride at #WBbikesMA5 so you know when we’re arriving in your town. You can also call the ride hotline at (617) 935-6044 for updates.
- Host a stop in your town. Email Andrew Bettinelli at email@example.com if you’d like to organize a greeting party.
- Sign up to ride a leg with me. Hop on your bike and join me for a portion (or all!) of the 110 miles. RSVP to Andrew with the segment you intend to ride (route maps are below).
- Help spread the word. “Join” the event on Facebook to invite your friends, and share this web page on your timeline.
Ultimately, we will finish this sprint of a campaign by winning the October 15th primary election. Please mark your calendars to vote and consider supporting the campaign with a donation or by volunteering!Route Maps
The tour is a figure 8 comprised of two intersecting loops. Scroll down for an overview snapshot. Here are PDFs with bicycling directions:
- Loop 1 (Starts 6:00 am)
- Loop 2 (Starts 10:30 am)
- Shorter western loop (Starts 10:30 am. 38 miles – follows loop 2 for 18 miles to Sudbury then diverges. Route summary)
- Brownsberger, candidate for Markey Congressional seat, set to kick off campaign with bike ride (Boston.com Political Intelligence blog)
Media contacts: Stephen Oakes 978-944-6235 | Scott Ferson 617-571-9595