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Cambridge Bike Tour – Literary Cambridge By Bike

bicyclistsNext Saturday’s bike tour – Literary Cambridge By Bike – offers the opportunity to indulge in two of my favorite things – exercise and literature.  OK – one of my favorites.

But for those who want a chance to explore Cambridge by bike, the ten mile tour gives cyclists the chance to travel as a group through the city accompanied by Cambridge Police Bike Patrol officers.  There will be several stops along the way for brief talks about Cambridge literary landmarks and free refreshments at the end.

The bike tour is sponsored by the Cambridge Bicycle Committee, a group the Cambridge City Council formed in 1991 to work to improve conditions for bicycling in Cambridge.

The Bicycle Committee has a reading list of books, mainly novels, that are set in Cambridge.  Harvard figures prominently in many of them.  Books on the list include:

  • The Good Mother, by local author Sue Miller, set in Porter Square
  • Linda Barnes’ series of detective novels feature private detective Carlotta Carlyle who calls Harvard Square home
  • The Memorial Hall Murder one of Concord author Jane Langton’s books in her series featuring Detective Homer Kelly 
  • Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club (one of my favorite books) in which Longfellow, Lowell and Holmes (Oliver Wendell not Sherlock) try to solve a series of 1865 murders 

For the reading list and more information about this tour and previous tours see the bike tours of Cambridge website.

The Literary Cambridge by Bike tour will take place Saturday, May 16, 2009

The starting point is the plaza between the main entrance to the High School and the construction site for the new Cambridge library between Broadway and Cambridge Street.

The program begins at 10:15 am and the tour starts at 10:30 am.

In case of inclement weather the rain date is May 17, 2009 at the same time, same place.

There is no charge for the tour.

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