Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 12:00p -
The Museum of NCAAA
300 Walnut Avenue
We hope to connect men from the Greater Boston Area by coming together to have fun, ride, network, share resources, and seek out mentors.
The day will start with a bike ride from the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA), winding through local neighborhoods on a 5-6 mile course, making the way down to a lively event at Bartlett Yard (2565 Washington Street). All participants are encouraged to stay and socialize at the Repast event following the ride.
Repast is an opportunity to convene and break bread together. One main goal of the ride was to encourage people to connect, exchange ideas, and build on relationships that may, hopefully, lead to a sharing of resources. However, it is a standalone event for those unable to participate in the ride, but want to join the conversation. We hope to hold more in the future. This installment of Repast will consist of an emcee and speaker(s) who will lead the crowd in activities regarding social justice and pop-culture. The event should start at 1pm. Jeff, from Hella Black Trivia, will be the host, and the venue is the District 7 Tavern lot in Bartlett Yards, 2565 Washington St., Roxbury, MA.
Echoing the aesthetics of the 1960s Civil Rights marches, all participants are asked to show up wearing a black or dark suit, white shirt, and tie. This shows that you don’t need special clothing to bike, especially when it is for short, practical rides around the neighborhood. While black is traditionally associated with mourning, it is also about celebrating the life of those who have passed away. It also about solidarity. And, it also about family coming together, reuniting, and enjoying ourselves -- that is why this ride is called ‘A Celebration of Life.’
All are invited. Wear a black or dark suit and colored tie, if you can.
**Blue Bikes can be made available for free - however, you will need to download the BlueBike app ahead of time and enter a valid credit/debit card to start your account (for their liability reasons). We can offer you a passcode for the free use of the bike once you have an account set up through BlueBikes.**