Boston Bike Story

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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Boston Bike Story: Jordan

I’ve been biking my whole life on Boston streets and I ride most days from Lower Mills to Roxbury for work. Riding makes me feel free. I used to be up on the sidewalk and only go into the street when I was following my dad, but now I know how to protect myself and…

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Boston Bike Story: Barry

When did you start biking, and why do you bike? I started biking when I was a baby when my mother bought me a bike. I love riding bikes. It gets me around, and it’s free transportation. It keeps my limbs loose and flexible — they used to be so tight. It’s great exercise and…

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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.…

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Boston Bike Story: Edwin & Francisco Johnson

In a first for the Boston Bike Story project, we’re spotlighting two riders this week: Edwin Johnson, and his son, Francisco. And in another first, we’re providing bilingual interviews so you can listen to Edwin tell his bike story in English or Spanish. In these interviews, you’ll hear about Francisco’s “super fast” bike, how his…

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