Category Archives: News/Reports/Musings

My Newest Favorite Bike Shop and My first Dig Write-Up: Hub Bicycle Co.

TweetI’ve been finding myself heading to Hub Bicycle Co. in Inman Sq. lately for all my bike-repair needs because the folks who work there are some of the friendliest people I know, so I stopped by recently to chat with … Continue reading

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Join 400+ Cyclists, Me and the “Greg Mobile” to support Bike and Build for Upcoming Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride

Tweet A funny thing happens when you start playing the bucket drums through Boston’s city streets on a bicycle; friends walking or biking down the street who happen to hear your drumming whiz by their ears feel the need to call, … Continue reading

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Brookline PD Cracking Down on Jaybikers, and How to Reduce Your Fine to $1

TweetEvery once in a while police departments in the area ramp up efforts to crack down on the worst menace to society: Bicyclists “running” red lights. This morning I received a note in my inbox from reader and bike commuter … Continue reading

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How Your Cell Phone Can Help You…Take a Bite Out of Crime!

TweetWhat do you do when your bike is stolen? Josh Zisson, bike accident lawyer and blogger over at BikeSafeBoston.com, wrote about ways to plan ahead in the unfortunate event of bike theft, like documenting you bike and serial number or buying … Continue reading

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Tonight: Live Blogging from the 4th Annual 2012 Boston Bike Report!

Tweet Last year, on my way to the 3rd annual 2011 Boston Bike Report, I was not only (unknowingly) photographed by LovelyBicycle herself, I also ran into other like bloggers at the event,  had no idea I’d show up on the big screen, and wrote up … Continue reading

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What Are Your 2012 Bicycling Resolutions? Here Are Mine

TweetPosted over at CommuteByBike.com are my 2012 resolutions, which include more riding (of course), more bike- advocacy involvment, and regular drum-biking on my bike-commutes after a year-and-a-half hiatus. Pasted below is my submission, but be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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What Are Your Rights When a Driver Assaults You, a Bicyclist?

TweetIn my four years of bicycling in and around Boston, all around New York, even touring from Boston to New York twice, I’ve only ever been physically harassed once while riding my bicycle legally on the streets: A few years … Continue reading

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Get Ready: BU Bridge Gets Bike Lanes Tomorrow Morning

TweetThree years ago bike lanes on the BU Bridge didn’t seem likely, but advocacy organizations including BU Bikes, Livable Streets Alliance and Mass Bike (to name a few) fought for them. Two years ago the plans for bike lanes were … Continue reading

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Capturing Biking in Boston with Cartoon Drawings, 1978 to Present

TweetI learned the value of artistic expression at a pretty early age; one time my parents wouldn’t let me eat Oreo cookies before going to bed, so I grabbed my handy box of crayons and in a fit of six-year-old … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks to Bicycles in Aviation History

TweetWhenever I bomb the downhill stretch of Beacon St. from Cleveland Circle to Kenmore Square on my bike through Brookline, I feel like I’m flying, and imagine the airborne feeling of cruising above the height of automobiles and past the … Continue reading

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