Posts by Bike Union Staff

Boston Bike Story: Cameron

My first bike was a Huffy, and it was black. I started customizing it and doing tricks, and have been biking ever since. I like to bike because it’s a great way to exercise and get your cardio. There’s nothing better than getting somewhere on your own strength, and it cuts down on pollution. That’s…

Read More

You spoke. Boston is listening.

Thank you to everyone who rode with us Sunday for the Glacial Pace Rally and Ride! It was ~cool~ to see so many of you join us as we called on Mayor Walsh to pick up the pace when it comes to building a safe, separated bike network. Boston is listening — but we need…

Read More

Bike Month Giveaway & Member Drive

Help us reach our goal of 500 donations this month, and you could win a $1,500 upgrade to your bike. In celebration of Bike Month, we’re offering the opportunity to win a Copenhagen Wheel — the electric wheel that transforms any bike into a pedal-assist joy machine — to anyone who makes a gift of…

Read More

Boston Bike Story: Chavella Lee

When did you start biking, and where do you typically go? My mother began to teach me to ride without training wheels when I was 5, but her pregnancy with my younger sister was very demanding and she wasn’t able to finish my lessons. I learned how to bike when I was 10 years old.…

Read More

Demand a Safer Craigie Bridge Design

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will present new plans for redesigning the Craigie Bridge. Join us in insisting those plans include physical separation for cyclists! Safety Improvements on the Charles River Dam Road / Craigie Bridge Wednesday, May 1 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Museum of Science, Cahners Theater (1 Science Park…

Read More

West Roxbury launches local bike committee

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the newest local bike group in the Boston area: The West Roxbury Bicycle Committee. Founded by Bike Union member and West Roxbury resident, Ben Wetherill, this group is intended to provide a local presence in West Roxbury and to advance projects for road safety and better bikeways…

Read More

Speak Up to Pass the Boston Bike Budget!

We’re making progress! As the City of Boston enters the home stretch for setting its next budget, we’re thrilled to say we’ve already scored some significant victories in our campaign to boost funding for bike infrastructure and Vision Zero initiatives. Mayor Walsh’s proposed FY 2020 budget, released on April 5, included $2 million in funding…

Read More

Boston Bike Story: Jamie Kennedy

What is your bike story? 
My bike story would probably start with my dad. He’s been a big influence, because ever since I was little he’s always been biking. He was the one that taught me how to ride a bike in one of the Blue Hills parking lots, and I remember it being super…

Read More

Boston Bike Story: Peter Cheung

For this week’s Boston Bike Story, we spoke with Peter Cheung, a prominent member of the Boston bike community who organizes ghost bike ceremonies in the region. Some brief background: Ghost bikes are an international symbol for cyclists killed in traffic crashes. Placed at the sites of these fatalities, the first memorial appeared in St.…

Read More

Make the Memorial Drive Greenway Better for Bikes!

The Memorial Drive Greenway is slated for a major redesign affecting both the roadway and parkland. Help us ensure cyclist safety is a key consideration in the final plan! Listening SessionMemorial Drive Greenway Improvements, Phase IIIThursday, April 11 // 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Morse School Cafeteria (40 Granite Street, Cambridge, MA 02139) On Thursday, the Department of…

Read More