Kevin Foster


Kevin Foster works as a Survey Methodologist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. His daily commute takes him from his home near Coolidge Corner in Brookline to the Federal Reserve building at Dewey Square. He cycles every day of the year there isn’t ice on the ground. Rather than the direct route through Kenmore Square, he chooses a longer but more relaxing route route through Brookline to near the BU Bridge, where he gets on the Charles River Esplanade bike path towards downtown. Says Kevin, Read the rest of this entry »


Carice Reddien: Bicycle Belle


You may have seen Carice Reddien riding her Workcycles bakfiets around Cambridge and Somerville, carting around her dog Henry, groceries, or maybe bikefull of CSA vegetables. Carice is the owner and proprietor of the just-opened shop Bicycle Belle located at the corner of Read the rest of this entry »

Ella Truffles


Ella is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology and is about to start a new commute from her home in Cambridge to a residency in Chestnut Hill. Her ride is a Surly Crosscheck which she has taken great lengths to customize for city commuting, including swapping the drop handlebars for roadster handlebars. She’s also added a few touches of purple here and there. Ella’s favorite thing about cycling in Boston is Read the rest of this entry »

Neil Brenner


This is Neil Brenner, serious bike enthusiast and Professor of Urban Theory at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Read more about his work here.

Jaronzie Lucinda Harris


Jaronzie lives in Roxbury and works as a Theater Specialist at the Community Art Center in Cambridge. She commutes to and from work and gets around the city on her speedy Bridgestone bicycle she got from Bikes Not Bombs. As I have said before, cycling has an uncanny way of bringing together and reconnecting people. Once upon a time, Read the rest of this entry »

Matthew Norcia


Matthew Norcia is a weekend wound/IV nurse for Partners Healthcare, cycling to his patient’s homes around Boston as often as he can. Matthew lives in Lynn, and during the week his favorite North Shore ride is out to Nahant to swim at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center. Also a friend, I ran into him along with James Derek Dwyer recently on the Southwest Corridor, and of course had to ask for a photo. On his own personal cycle style: “I love bandanas, fashion, and colorful anything.” Today is also Matthew’s birthday. Ride on!

James Derek Dwyer


By day, James Derek Dwyer works as a media specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. By night, he DJ’s Plastique at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Oh, and he is indie filmmaker Todd Verow’s writing and producing partner at Bangor Films. James also happens to be a friend of mine, and when we bumped into each other on the Southwest Corridor recently I wasn’t letting him get away without a photo.

James rides an REI Big Buzz in the city, and a Specialized HardRock mountain bike when visiting back home in Cape Cod. His favorite thing about cycling in Boston is it’s efficiency: “I love how quickly I can get around the city on my bike, and since I have decided to never own a car, it’s perfect transportation for me. I’ve never even gotten a driver’s license”

You can follow James on Twitter at @jamesderekdwyer.

Ride on, James!