Boston Bike Story: Jay

I started biking with a group of friends when I was 14 and moved to Boston from Harlem, New York. We would ride BMX bikes, but really any type of bike. And now, I’m 23 and I’m still biking. I bike a lot in Downtown Crossing, and from there I go around the whole city.

I work for Doordash, which is great for that. I like this bike a lot. I just painted it and put on these stickers.

I think my worst experience while biking was when someone threw a bottle of water at me. But I just keep going — it happens. I’m not a bad person, I just like to stay occupied working, and biking is a good tool for that.

—Jay, Roxbury