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Boston group to offer bike convoys for inexperienced cyclists during Orange Line shutdown

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One community group is working to make biking through challenging city streets less intimidating for inexperienced cyclists during the 30-day Orange Line shutdown.

With the City of Boston, MBTA and MassDOT pushing biking as an alternative form of travel, Boston Cyclists Union has answered the call of duty, and is offering daily bike convoys during the disruptive full Orange and partial Green Line closures.

The first of these convoys starts Sunday at 11 a.m., at either end of the Orange Line. One will be from Oak Grove and another will take off from Forest Hills, with a mix of inexperienced and more seasoned cyclists biking a route to the downtown, ending at Government Center.

“The point of this is to have those who haven’t really ridden much in the city to get comfortable,” said Becca Wolfson, Boston Cyclists Union executive director. “Because it can be less intimidating to ride with more experienced riders, every morning we’ll have convoys riding into the downtown.”

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