Boston Bike Story

Boston Bike Story: David

When and why did you start biking? I am from Colombia, and there on Sundays they shut down the street and hundreds of people [Ed. note: Sometimes millions!] come to bike and walk. It’s like Memorial Drive here, but the Ciclovía there is a longer stretch and filled with more people. I started biking in…

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Boston Bike Story: Laura Sinclair

“I live in the South End and work in Hyde Park as an engineer. I started biking about 12 years ago, and enjoy the freedom and speed while traveling in the city. I just moved to Boston last fall, and am still figuring out routes through the city. I’m excited to get out and explore…

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Boston Bike Story: David (and Micah)

“I’ve always been a bike commuter. I want a livable planet for my kids, and if more people bike it could help us get there. I think cars are great for some people and situations, but bikes are good for most. My family owns a car, but the bike has been my primary mode of…

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Boston Bike Story: Linda Alila

Why do you bike? I’ve been biking ever since I was a kid, and I started biking in Boston six years ago. Boston in the first city I’ve ever biked in. Weather permitting, I’ll commute on my bike from JP to Downtown Boston, and then I like to do some longer rides for fun. Driving…

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Boston Bike Story: Reynaliz Herrera

I guess I have two stories. One is biking, and one is making music with bicycles. The first time I rode, I was 6 or 7 in Mexico, but I didn’t have experience biking more until I was in Boston. Where I grew up, in Monterey, Mexico, there is no biking culture. I came to…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.…

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Boston Bike Story: JP

I started biking in Chicago when I was 12 to go my friends’ houses. I’ve been biking for six years in Boston. I ride everywhere because it’s the easiest way to get around — it’s cheap and direct. I’d like to see fewer cars on the road in Boston. I’ve biked in a lot of…

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