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Boston Bike Commuter Report, July 2015

TweetI aimed for an average of 10 miles per day, or 310 miles total but didn’t quite get there.  Still, it was a fun month with lots of sweaty rides in the summer heat and humidity. And it’s my most … Continue reading

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Cranking Tunes While Cranking Gears

TweetRecently I was biking along Massachusetts Avenue. Another bicyclist passed me and I heard the throbbing bass of a dance tune. I assumed the music came from a passing car, but as I caught up to this bicycle at a … Continue reading

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Boston Bike Commuter Report, June 2015

TweetI’m a slow biker. I’m a slow blogger too.  So, it’s almost the end of July and here is my bike report for June. I rode 22 days out of 30.  Highlights of the month include the Bikes Not Bombs … Continue reading

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2015 Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon

TweetOn June 7th, I rode in the Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon for the third time.  I seem to participate every year, although it’s such a lovely event for a great cause that I need to commit to doing it annually.  I was … Continue reading

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Support Bikes Not Bombs!

TweetThis Sunday, June 7,  I will be riding with my children, Kay & Peter, in the Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon! Peter will be riding his own bike and Kay will be the co-pilot on my bike.  The Bike-A-Thon is always a … Continue reading

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Boston Bike Commuter Report, May 2015

TweetTo my great shame, I am not a winter biker.  I’m always impressed by the photos and stories of Bostonians who bike all year long, even in the midst of record-setting snowfall! In my defense, I once had a nasty … Continue reading

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Casey Arborway Construction Meeting, May 7

TweetI received an alert from the Boston Cyclists Union regarding a Casey Arborway Construction Meeting tomorrow May 7th, 7pm to 9pm at Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain.  As I’ve written in the past, I live in the Forest Hills … Continue reading

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The Fun Way to Fenway!

TweetThis summer Mass Bike introduced bike valet parking at Fenway Park for ticketholders attending weekend Red Sox games. My son is a devoted Red Sox fan and a biking enthusiast, so we decided to ride our bikes to the Red … Continue reading

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Cycletracks on the Arborway

TweetRecently, the DCR laid down new bike lanes on the Arborway, part of the network of Emerald Necklace roads running through Jamaica Plain from Forest Hills to Jamaica Pond. While this should be a positive gain for city cyclists, unfortunately … Continue reading

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Should Cyclists Be Allowed To Roll Through Stop Signs?

TweetThe following article is getting a lot of attention among bicycle circles and even among friends not into bicycling: Stromberg, Joseph . “Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights.” Vox. Vox Media, 19 … Continue reading

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