But if the chill's a bit much, you want to move the bike fun indoors, and maybe enjoy something more sociable even, Bike Peddler's got a solution.
|Vintage Roller Racing with Mile-a-Minute Murphy|
From the PeddlerBlog:
Roller races are back at the Bike Peddler.Fun, fun, fun!
These will be held every Wednesday, from December 4th, to January 25th (except December 25th and January 1st). Warm up starts at 5:30 PM and the first race starts at 6:00 PM.
Even if you have no desire to race, but would rather ride, feel free to come by and ride with your friends. Bring your bike, your helmet (if you feel like it) and some mad roller skills. There will be prizes for the weekly winners, culminating on January 29th with the Salem Roller Race Championships. Series points are awarded as follows; 1 point for racing, 5 points for the win and on down from there. The categories are Men’s, Women’s and Style. Please check our Events page more information and updates.
Salem Building Ages at Salemis
Fun of a geekier sort is over at Salemis, where they've put together a neat map and story about of the ages of buildings in Salem.
|Interactive and crowd-sourced map of building ages - Salemis|
At the moment the light color indicates the oldest buildings, the dark the newest. They've also created an animated gif that shows development on the periphery of the city - so be sure to check it out!
The Historic Landmarks Commission used a dark brown instead of light yellow for a similar, but static, map a couple of years ago. This color choice makes the persistence of the older buildings stand out more.
|Same area, Tax Lot ages from Historic Landmarks Commission|
|Same area, clip from City of Salem Historic Buildings|