Archive for February 2011

Councilor Arroyo awarded scholarship to Velo-City

Thanks to a nomination from the Boston Cyclists Union, Boston City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo has been awarded a scholarship from Bikes Belong and SRAM to attend the Velo-City conference in Seville, Spain. The City of Seville has built over 75 miles of cycletracks since 2007, increasing the ridership of its residents by a…

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Bike share a game changer?

By Patrick Kelleher-Calnan According to Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman, bike share will “take us to the next level” in the quest to turn Boston into a world-class cycling city. Freedman has said bike share would allow users to rent bikes by the hour from stations around the city for a low fee and thus…

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Royal H Cycles: Where Steel is King

By Dan Pugatch There must be something strange in the tap water from the Quabbin Reservoir that makes the Boston area home to almost a dozen custom bicycle builders. Many have heard of Geekhouse Bikes, Seven Cycles, or Dutch Bike Co., but the Boston Cyclist Union recently spent an evening getting to know the new…

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Brighten up, Boston!

By Joe Connolly It’s easy to pick cyclist Mark Allyn out of a crowd, even one as sizeable and diverse as Portland, Oregon’s cycling community. Allyn, a computer programmer by day, designed and custom built a lighting system for his bike and was recently crowned “most visible rider in Portland” at that city’s “Be Seen,…

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