Out of Town Style: Jessica Fletcher

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In honor of the start of Spring, Cycle Style Boston took a little trip downeast to the quaint Maine seaside village Cabot Cove, where we caught up with its most famous and cycle-stylish resident, the mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. Despite the idyllic scenery, Cabot Cove has a dark side: it has a ghastly high murder rate. Read the rest of this entry »


Elly Blue

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Elly Blue is a bike activist, blogger, and publisher extraordinaire based out of Portland, OR. I was already familiar with her blog/zine series Taking the Lane, which covers issues around equity in cycling, but recently got further acquainted with her work after picking up a copy of her latest book Bikenomics at Brookline Booksmith (it turns out this was a fluke, as the book hasn’t even been published yet. Nonetheless I am a beneficiary of this happy mistake). When I was visiting Portland last week, we met up for coffee to chat about the cycling scenes in our respective cities, her upcoming tour of the East Coast in Spring 2014, and just generally geek out about cycling. She was kind enough to let me get her photo as well. Elly owns a few bikes, but on this particular day she was riding a customized mountain bike outfitted with an Xtracycle cargo trailer.

Ride on, Elly!


Hello Portland!

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Things have been a little quiet at Cycle Style Boston recently, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. October has been a month of catching up, relaxing, and making new connections. This weekend I am in Portland, OR, perhaps he bike capital of the USA, visiting friends and soaking in the sights and tastes. I’ve had a chance to meet with some local bike activists and advocates, and excited to learn about the work they’re doing here. Stay tuned for photos and profiles, including activist, blogger and publisher Elly Blue.


Aaron Fink

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The last time I rode a bike with my dad, Aaron Fink, it was 2008 and we were mountain biking in a wooded park near Gloucester. One wrong move sent him to the emergency room that day, and left him with a fractured tibia and at the start of what would turn out to be a long recovery. There were months of progress and setbacks, and finally a knee replacement surgery. Five years later, it is amazing to see his progress. It’s almost as if nothing had happened. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Paint a Bike Lane

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This morning we hear the news that works crews have been hard at work installing new bike lanes on A Street in South Boston. A few weeks ago I was in Brooklyn and came upon a work crew installing bike lanes and symbols in Cobble Hill. They were kind enough to let me snap some photos while they worked.

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Out of town Saturdays: Buenos Aires by Bicycle Pt. 2

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Ladies and gentlemen, the fourth and final installment of photos from Buenos Aires, in which the group rents orange bicycles, follows the bike path into the belly of the beast, looks at a very large pink house, gorges on choripán, cycles through a giant park created on landfill, and makes it back in time for dinner. Read on. Read the rest of this entry »


Summer Abroad: Moshi, Tanzania

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Moshi street scene: man riding what appears to be a Flying Pigeon

In honor of August being the month when many people go on vacation, and when those of us still around like to pretend we are on vacation, Cycle Style Boston is taking you abroad. Having already taken you to the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, we now head east. Last July I had the privilege of travelling to Tanzania for a family wedding. We stayed in the city of Moshi, near the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Naturally, many photos were taken, and given that bicycles are a common way for people to get around in developing countries, naturally many bikes and people riding bikes managed to find their way into these photos. Here are a few highlights. Read the rest of this entry »