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REI x Lamplighter’s “Beers & Gears” Bike Party

May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

UPDATE | Given rainy forecasts, this event has been rescheduled for Thurs, 5/16!

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

As part of our Boston Pedals Together campaign, join us for a special collaboration celebration day with Lamplighter Brewing Co. and REI Co-op. RSVP here.

The afternoon begins with a Mobile Bike Shop Pop-up, where REI bike techs will be onsite outside the REI store for free bike checks and quick fixes before the ride from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. We will also be offering e-bike rides with the Co-op Cycles DRT e3.1 Electric Mountain Bike.

Local community members from Women on Wheels will lead a free, social pace 10-mile bike ride on the newly finished Somerville Community Bike Path through the Cambridge area. This ride will be no-drop and riders of all levels are encouraged to join us.

To join the ride, meet at CX REI (181 Morgan Ave #1, Cambridge, MA 02141) from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The ride will depart at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 60 minutes, including a few stops. Helmets are required and participants are encouraged to bring ride snacks, water and a flat kit. Register (for free!) through this link. All riders receive a complimentary beverage of their choice after the ride in Lamplighter’s taproom (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).

Post-ride, we’ll head into Lamplighter Brewing Co. for 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 your 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 7:30 – 10 p.m. The launch party is free to attend and will include opportunities to get REI coupons and win prizes. In addition to 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.

Lamplighter Brewing Co.’s Cambridge Crossing “CX” Taproom is open from 11 a.m. – midnight on Tuesday through Saturday. 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 we’d suggest 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.

Cheers to a day of beers and gears!

This event is free to attend. Please note that an RSVP here does not guarantee entry, all taproom space is first come first serve and due to capacity restrictions there may be a line. We’d recommend coming early to beat the line and have first dibs on taproom seating.

Please note that you must be 21+ and present a valid, government-issued photo ID to consume beer at Lamplighter’s taproom. The taproom is all ages until 6 pm, after which point it is 21+ only. Dogs are permitted on our weather-dependent outdoor patio. Questions? Get in touch: [email protected].


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