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By: Jenn Cartee On: September 5, 2017 In: Events, News Comments: 0

Greater Ashmont Main Street is proud to bring the Dorchester Bike & Brew street festival back to Talbot Ave. on Wednesday, September 13th. The Main Street organization is co-sponsoring the event with Mass Bike, The Boston Cyclists Union, Dot Bike, and Ashmont Cycles. The Bike & Brew Festival, now in it’s second year, is expected to bring families from around the community and cyclists from around the Greater Boston area together to enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This year, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society, a New Orleans style brass band will provide opening entertainment from 7:00-7:40pm and the Nephrok! Allstars, a Boston-based funk bank, will headline the festival with their set beginning at 7:50pm. Food trucks Jamaica Mi Hungry, Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers, and Sheherazad Middle Eastern Truck will provide plenty of dinner options, while Dorchester Brewing Company will host a beer garden featuring several of their beer offerings as well as cider from DownEast. The family-friendly event will have a balloon artist, sidewalk chalk, and bubbles for the kids, while cyclists from Dorchester and beyond will have opportunity to learn about bike communities and services from around the city, including the latest on the DotGreenway proposal for a multi-use park above the MBTA red line tunnel cap. Premium Sponsors for this year’s event include Codman Square Health Center, the Dorchester Reporter, Feeney Brothers, RODE architects, Lusterity, Firefly, Lambert’s Fitness, Cycle Smart, Clr. Andrea Campbell, Clr. Annissa Essaibi George,Clr. Ayanna Pressley, Clr. Frank Baker, Clr. Michelle Wu, and Rep. Dan Cullinane as well as Greater Ashmont MS’s annual sustainers Boston Main Streets, the Boston Main Streets Foundation, The City of Boston, Martin Richard Foundation, MBTA, and Trinity Financial. The festival not only provides a fun family-friendly community event in Dorchester, but supports Greater Ashmont Main Street’s efforts to promote a transit-oriented, complete streets locale that benefits a culturally diverse population and move toward the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2030.