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Community Event: Allston Rat Race

This summer, we welcomed back our friends from CommonWheels for their annual fundraiser, the Allston Rat Race. What is a Rat Race, you ask? It’s an all day bike ride around Allston and Brighton, filled with community based events and lots of fun. The day-long event ended with an after party at Garage B, filled with live music, great food, and community spirit. 

CommonWheels is a non-profit organization that offers Open Shop, a free, DIY, bike-maintenance skillshare and education program. The goal isn’t to fix your bike for you, but to help you fix your own bike and learn from the experience.  Open Shop is also a great chance to hang out with your fellow Boston cyclists, trade stories of biking adventures, and share your own knowledge. The Speedway is proud to host Open Shop throughout the year. 

Firmly rooted within the Brighton/Allston neighborhood, as well as easily accessible from the rest of Greater Boston – Garage B prides itself on being a community resource. We host maker and vintage markets, concerts, workshops, fitness classes, kids events, and so much more. Have a great idea of how your group could use this space? We want to hear it! Get in touch.

Lovin Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party Fundraiser

We were so excited to host Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Ultimate Tailgate Party this fall. The non-profit organization welcomed over 250 guests to Garage B and raised over $300,000 to support their food rescue mission. Lovin’ Spoonfuls invited 15 of the Boston area’s best chefs to bring along tailgate-inspired bites and beverages for their biggest fundraiser of the year.

How’d they do it?

For the first hour, the organizers set up a VIP cocktail hour in the Upper Courtyard of the Charles River Speedway, inviting donors to partake in a special program while thanking them for their generosity. After that, everyone headed down to the Lower Courtyard, where guests could sample the special food and drinks.

We loved the creativity and the cause! (You too? You can support them here.)