Annual Meeting 2011 surpasses all goals!

A crowd of over 120 helped the Boston Cyclists Union elect a new board, eat food and drink beer on August 25th

Frankly, for our first annual meeting we were hoping to simply break even. Our friends in the biz had reminded us that many organizations lose money on their first big fundraising event. But even with showers forecast, the enthusiasm of people who love to bike in Boston shone through gray clouds last Thursday and the first Annual (Party) Meeting 2011 surpassed every expectation. It was a resounding reaffirmation of our mission to promote  the bicycle in every way we can.

In addition to electing a fantastic new 16-person board (whom you can meet below) the union welcomed near 120 guests to food, drinks and prizes provided by over 20 sponsors, and altogether we raised close to $3,500 for better biking!

If there is one thing this event taught us, it is that cycling has more friends in Boston than anyone realizes. And many of those friends are truly amazing at what they do. Boston Cyclists Union members experienced that first hand by eating jerk chicken from Lorenz Island Kuisine in Dorchester, sipping on Pretty Things Beer from Cambridge and Sam Adams from Boston, and finishing it off with cupcakes from the South End Buttery, among many other treats. This outpouring of support both from our members and our business friends was overwhelming, and we thank you all for helping out and for showing up-amidst impending rain showers no less

Click here to tour the event on our Flickr page, and don’t forget–this will not be our last member event. Join now and make sure you never miss one!

Here’s a quick list of the event’s donors and sponsors, support these businesses!

AB Printing and Imaging

Affordable Table Arrangements  

Allandale Farm

Animated Human Social Media Video Production 

Ashmont Cycles

Back Bay Cycles

Bikes Not Bombs Bike Shop

BMS Paper Co.  

Boston Beer Company

Boston Organics

Cabot Creamery Collective

Chow Thai Cafe

City Feed and Supply

Culinary Cruisers

Dana Busch Interactive Design 

DJ Jesse Kaminsky

Fiore’s Bakery

Fire Opal

Fish McGill

Food Should Taste Good

Fornax Bread Company

Good Eats Pizza

Haley House Bakery Cafe

Hub Bicycle

Iggy’s Bread of the World 

Katalyst Kombucha

Landry’s Bicycles

Life Alive

Lorenz Island Kuisine

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

South Boston Yoga

Spindrift Soda Company

Taza Chocolate

The Gallows

The Pedal Pushers Club

South End Buttery


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