The Boston Cyclists Union could not work with generous support from people and organizations both across Boston and nationally. We are grateful to the following agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals for their contributions of time, financial assistance, and in-kind donations. It will take all of us working together to make Boston America’s Cycling City!
If you have an interest in supporting the Union, please email us.
Our Funders & Fundraising Partners
|In the fall of 2007, Mayor Menino launched Boston Bikes, the City of Boston‘s city-wide initiative to encourage citizens and visitors to use bicycles for fun, exercise, and transportation. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. In the five years since its inception, Boston has transformed into one of the best cities for cycling, earning Silver-level designation as a bicycle friendly community from the League of American bicyclists. From bike lanes to community programs to bike share, Boston Bikes continues to look toward a better cycling future for this city.
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) seeks to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities. The Fund uses grantmaking, networking, and skills-building to fuel local activism and social change.
The Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness is a city-wide partnership working to improve community health through a comprehensive initiative addressing issues related to food and fitness. Our commitment to racial equity is the foundation for our core strategies. The Collaborative is comprised of dynamic individuals representing a diverse group of sectors, including healthcare, government, education, youth development, food systems, social services and residents.
|Alta Planning & Design strives to make biking, walking, and mass transit an integral part of our daily lives. We believe that bicycling and walking are healthy, clean, and fun daily activities. We have seen firsthand how bicycling and walking add positive value, change people’s lives for the better, and improve our communities. We are committed to transforming communities with one trip, one step, one street, park, trail, and intersection at a time.
Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC is a Boston personal injury firm with a proven record of excellence representing bicyclists in injury and product liability claims. The firm has obtained some of the largest settlements and verdicts in serious accident cases in Massachusetts. The lawyers are committed to promoting cycling safety through community outreach projects, including donations of thousands of bicycle helmets in Boston and neighboring communities. Their website contains a variety of resources and links to legal information on its Cycling Resources page.
Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates is a planning firm that specializes in transit and multimodal transportation planning for small and large transit agencies.
Sandulli Grace, P.C. is a unique firm because all 10 of our attorneys concentrate in representing unions. They represent their clients aggressively, and have fought battles in the courts, administrative agencies, the legislature, and the streets.
Brought to fruition by more than thirty local inventors and innovative municipal funding, Chris Douglass’ Ashmont Grill, is one of those rare neighborhood restaurants that attracts people from other neighborhoods. The casual, modern bistro, which boasts two outdoor patios, serves upscale comfort food for dinner and weekend brunch.In keeping with Douglass’ long-standing commitment to sustainability, the seasonally changing menu at Ashmont Grill is chock full of the locally caught, raised or grown seafood, meats and produce.
Our In-Kind Donors
|The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Public service and access to quality health care are the cornerstones of our mission – to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable.Inspired by French bicycle design of the 50’s and 60’s, LINUS has created a bicycle that preserves the simple elegance, and pure form of that golden era but has all the benefits of modern comfort and reliability. LINUS is the utilitarian, city bike…In most urban cultures bicycles are viewed as legitimate transportation and not merely recreation, but sadly this idea never really caught on in the US. We take numerous little journeys, under 5 miles, as part of our everyday life…. to the store, the pub, to work, etc. Besides the obvious joy of riding a bicycle, these small bicycle trips reduce carbon emissions, congestion, noise pollution, and make for a happier, city experience. That’s LINUS… a simple, affordable, elegant bike for riding around and doing stuff.
Jamaica Plain’s City Feed has been a major supporter of local events and local food, and now they’re showing their support for the Boston Cyclists Union by giving our members an awesome discount on something we all like and need: food. They have some the best stakeout food (coffee and sandwiches) in the city!
Since 1982, Ferris Wheels Bike Shop has served the Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities with sales and service of new and refurbished bicycles. No job is too small or too odd for Ferris Wheels. They repair all types of bicycles to go the distance, and even offer a 10% discount on all new parts and accessories to card carrying members of the union!
Zipcar is a great way for bike commuters to get rid of their cars and still have the benefit of one when the need arises. The company is also a big in-kind supporter of our Bike to Market program! Zipcar is offering $50 off on Zipcar’s initial set up fee, $25 off on its annual fee, and special reduced rates during weekdays to card-carrying members. To redeem the discount, click here. Already a Zipcar member? Call 1-866-4ZIPCAR and let em know you want to get the Boston Cyclists Union discount.
One of Boston’s newer bike shops,Giant Cycling World at 11 Kilmarnock St. in Fenway, is offering an awesome deal. Take care to read this carefully. At Giant card carrying members of the union get a 10% discount on all products (not including labor), with the exception that only one bike or bike frame can be purchased using the discount per membership, per year!
Broadway Bicycle School is a worker-owned and collectively run bicycle shop in Cambridge. They offer a wide variety of classes, from basic to advanced to wheelbuilding. Looking to learn more about bike maintenance? Check them out! Union members get 10% off parts and accessories.
Looking for a quality, reliable print shop? AB Printing & Imaging can help you with all your printing needs! From business cards to full color poster prints, this full service print shop promises the finest quality and economical services. Show your Union card for 10% off your order!
A local favorite, the Brendan Behan Pub in JP is great place for a pint or two, even with your well-behaved dog in tow. Brendan Behan makes no apologies for being a classic Irish drinking pub — a few tables a few stools, the Behan has a fine selection of stouts, ales, pilsners and lagers, not to mention a fully stocked bar. No food is served, but customers are welcome to bring food in.
A neighborhood bar at Brigham Circle, the Mission Bar and Grill is located in the heart of Mission Hill on Huntington Avenue. Everyone from neighborhood locals to visitors from cities afar come to enjoy our high quality food. Their dedicated and loyal staff provide excellent service, helping to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
|The Alliance for Biking & Walking is North America’s coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. ABW works to create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk. Alliance leaders and organizations in our movement are diverse, are intentional about engaging their diverse populations in mainstreaming bicycling and walking as an option for all, and have engaged in partnerships with other organizations, agencies, disciplines, and allies to expand the number of people biking and walking in their communities.Serving more than 5,000 independent bike dealers, QBP is widely regarded as the best wholesale distributor to the cycling industry. Can business really save the world? QBP thinks so—when it’s done right. That’s why they share profits with employees, and give back to the community, and lead the way as an environmentally progressive company. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re in one of the most people and planet-friendly industries in the world—the bike business.
Ibex Outdoor Clothing is a designer of year-round merino wool outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance properties of wool. Ibex couples the natural renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for the “everyday adventurer” who appreciates and enjoys being active outdoors. The Ibex Clothing Store at 303 Newbury St. is showing Union support by offering a huge 20% discount on in-store purchases for our card-carrying members!
Urban AdvenTours is a unique, eco-friendly company in Boston that provides original bicycle tours, quality bike rentals, full service repairs and a versatile line of bicycles and commuter oriented accessories. Since 2004 they’ve been showing locals and visitors the best way to experience Boston – on two wheels! From partnering with local bike shops to opening its own retail location in 2010, Urban AdvenTours continues to be a resource for those looking to bike Boston.
Hostelling International serves to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HI is offering $3 off per night for Union Members at five hostels in the Cape, including HI-Eastam; HI- Nantucket; HI- Hyannis; HI – Martha’s Vineyard; and HI -Truro.
Ashmont Cycles is an authorized dealer of Fuji, Linus and SE bikes, as well as Specialized products. Their friendly staff will help you choose a bike that matches your need and interests! As one of our discount partners, Ashmont Cycles offers 10% off new parts and accessories!
Body Centre Massage is a small, friendly, professional Massage Therapy and Bodywork studio located in the heart of Jamaica Plain. Call today to schedule an appointment with Phoenix or Cynthia. Mention you’re a Union member and get $15 off a one hour massage or $20 off a 90 minute massage!
Pedro’s Bike Tools creates innovative solutions for cycling through sustainable means. Pedro’s competitive advantage is clear: they keep bikes rolling with innovation and their minds on what matters. Many of us agree that the bicycle is an instrument of good and it can help. Pedro’s is committed to keeping bikes rolling as sustainably and cleverly as possible.
Planet Bike was born from the heart of cyclists and our goal is to create innovative products that make it easier and safer for people to ride bicycles. The products Planet Bike designs are rooted in this dream. Just as they are conscious of the way cycling affects people and the environment, they are also aware of the impact that our products have on them. They’re sensitive to the lifecycle of our products. They pay keen attention to everything from ensuring a fair wage for factory workers, designing products to be both durable and fixable, minimizing packaging and using recyclable materials whenever, wherever they can.
William August, Esq., is a partner at Epstein & August, LLP, a law firm concentrating in the representation of municipalities in cable television and related telecommunications matters. Bill August has represented more than seventy municipalities in cable franchise renewal and cable regulatory matters and is a recognized leader in municipal cable television law.