Boston Bike Party – Part One

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The Mission Hill group at Roxbury Crossing about to depart for Dewey Square

Boston Bike Party happened this past Tuesday. Simply put, nothing could have been more amazing than riding the streets of Boston with a sea of cyclists on a warm Spring evening. A huge thank you to the organizers, and not least to the Boston Police for not trying to shut it down and for helping to make the ride safe for everybody. These are a few photos I took with my iPhone camera. I will post some high res images in the next few days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sonja Duempelmann

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Sonja is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She lives and teaches in Cambridge, where her bicycle is her primary mode of transportation. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some pretty cool bikes, and Sonja’s 1950s-era NSU German-made ride definitely ranks among them. She was kind enough to let me take her photo one recent afternoon, and we caught up later by email. In her own words:  Read the rest of this entry »


Sarah Novello & Meg Keegan

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Sarah and Meg are both graduate students at Tufts University and roommates near Union Square in Somerville. Sarah is studying nutrition and public health, and Meg agriculture, food and environment. Here, Sarah demonstrates one of the many practical uses for cycling, which in this case is carrying home delicious brews. Read the rest of this entry »


Brookline Ave gets its bike on

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Part of celebrating the everyday use of bicycles and the people who ride them is celebrating the improvements in infrastructure that make it easier and safer for us to get from point A to point B. The paint had hardly dried on the brand-spanking-new buffered bike lanes on Brookline Ave when I went to check them out last week. Read the rest of this entry »


Hampshire Street style

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Cambridge, or Copenhagen?


Andrew Brown

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One recent Sunday afternoon, I was riding along the Jamaicaway when I saw a sight that made me wonder for a moment if I’d been teleported to Amsterdam. Read the rest of this entry »


Stephen Goss

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This Stephen Goss with his 2012 All-City Space Horse he calls Hawkwind, which he has outfitted to be the perfect weekend bike for longer rides and rambles. During the week he commutes from his home near Inman Square to his office in the Read the rest of this entry »