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REI x Lamplighter Bike Ride & “Beers and Gears” Party

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Beers & Gears to celebrate Lamplighter and REI's collaboration beer.

Join REI, MassBike and Lamplighter Brewing Co. for a day of ‘Beers & Gears’ 

As part of the Boston Pedals Together spring cycle campaign, join in for a celebration day in collaboration with Lamplighter Brewing Co. (REI’s neighbor at the Cambridge Crossing location) and REI Co-op.  

REI Co-op and Lamplighter Brewing Co. are teaming up to provide a limited-edition release of a special beer called Well Spoke. This beer will be available at the brewery launch party on May 13 as well as in both of Lamplighter’s Cambridge-based tap rooms and in cans (limited quantities, while supplies last).   

 Saturday, May 13 Schedule 

11:30 a.m. – Meet at REI Cambridge store for guided bike ride. Registration required: https://www.massbike.org/reiride_230513.

12:00 p.m. – Ride departs  

1:30 p.m. – Ride returns to Lamplighter Brewing Co. (across the street from REI Cambridge)  

2-5 p.m. – Well Spoke launch party at Lamplighter Brewing Co., Mobile Bike Pop-up Shop and e-bike test rides. RSVP here: beersandgearsparty.eventbrite.com

The day begins with MassBike leading a free, social pace 10-mile bike ride through the Cambridge area, led by local members of the Boston cycling community. This ride will be no-drop and riders of all levels are encouraged to join us.  

To join the ride, meet at 11:30 a.m. at the REI Cambridge store (181 Morgan Ave #1, Cambridge, MA 02141). The ride will depart at noon and last approximately 90 minutes, including a few stops. Helmets are required and participants are encouraged to bring ride snacks, water, and a flat kit. If it is actively raining, the ride will be postponed to Sunday, May 14 at the same time and place. Register (for free!) through https://www.massbike.org/reiride_230513. All riders receive a complimentary beverage of their choice after the ride in Lamplighter’s taproom (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).  

 The ride will conclude at our “CX” Taproom (110 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141) with the launch party of a special, limited-time REI & Lamplighter collaboration beer called Well Spoke. This thirst-quenching North German Pilsner brewed with imported malts and citrus-forward hops is the perfect refreshment to toast with friends to the completion of the bike ride. Even if you are not joining us for the ride, feel free to join us for the launch party – it will run in Lamplighter’s taproom from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A portion of sales from the day benefits Bikes not Bombs. Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South. The launch party is family-friendly, free to attend and will include opportunities to receive REI coupons and win prizes.

All are welcome! Register for the launch party here: https://beersandgearsparty.eventbrite.com

In addition to sipping on the first pours of Well Spoke, Lamplighter will offer their full draft menu as well as special “Tour de Lampe” flights featuring four post-ride favorites. REI’s Mobile Bike Shop Pop-up and REI bike techs will be onsite at the taproom for free bike checks and quick fixes. Test bikes on the Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Electric Bike will be available as well.  

Lamplighter Brewing Co.’s Cambridge Crossing “CX” Taproom is open from 12 pm – midnight on Friday and Saturdays. Please note that the taproom is 21+ after 6:00 pm, and guests will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo ID at this point. Dedicated parking is not available, so the following modes of transport are encouraged: walking, biking, Uber-ing, or taking public transport – the Lechmere T-stop is right nearby, the 69 bus runs directly to the area, and there’s a Blue Bike station right next door.  

The REI Cambridge store is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Cambridge REI store validates parking at the 222 Jacobs Street Garage and it costs $10 after validation on the weekends.  


May 13
11:30 am - 5:00 pm


Lamplighter CX
110 N First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States
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