Dina Rudick, Globe Staff
Boston area bicycling and public transit ridership are booming. That's good for the environment and your pocketbook, but what about your precious time? Which mode of transportation is quickest? Find out the answer Monday at the Boston Bike Week 2012 kick-off event. In Rush Hour Race, an automobile driver, a cyclist, and a T rider travel from Davis Square to Kendall Square in a rush to the finish. Who do you think will get there first?
May 14, 7:45-8:30 a.m. pre-race party. Redbones, 55 Chester St., Somerville. 8:30 a.m., race gets underway. 8:45-10 a.m., post-race party featuring breakfast, music, and granting of awards including cheapest, most calories burned, and most fun. Genzyme, 500 Kendall Square, Cambridge. Rain date May 15. www.livablestreets.info For more information on Boston Bike Week 2012 including the closing celebration on May 18 at City Hall Plaza, see www.bostonbikes.org Information on Bay State Bike Week at www.massbike.org
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