Najah Shakir

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This is Najah Shakir, Program Manager at Boston Bikes, the City of Boston’s bike department. During the warmer months, you will usually find her riding Hubway to work and around the city, but until the system gets running year round — an idea Cycle Style Boston fully endorses — she rides her Globe Daily 3-speed in the off-season. We caught up with Najah recently for a little Q&A about her work and biking in Boston. Read the rest of this entry »

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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!


Kathryn Carlson

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Kathryn Carlson, fluent Polish speaker, sudoku addict, and proud Wisconsinite, is the mastermind behind Buca Boot. Basically, it’s like a mini car trunk for your bike that locks. I was excited to learn about it, because I can’t count how many times I’ve wished something like this existed. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, she hopes to bring it to the masses early next year.   Read the rest of this entry »


Edwin Guerrero

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Edwin lives near Dudley Square and works downtown. When his bike broke down, he became a regular Hubway rider. Edwin also DJs regularly around Boston. Catch him at The Squealing Pig or River Gods. Edwin was also featured in this earlier post with Jessie Partridge.

Ride on, Edwin!


Megan Dickerson, Experience Designer

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I had the pleasure of meeting Megan several years ago while I was working at a store selling high-end second hand clothing. She would come in, bike helmet in tow, throughout the year, rain or shine. I remember asking her a lot of questions and seeking advice, especially on rainy days. Seeing her riding year round was part of what inspired me to start taking cycling more seriously as a way to get around the city. She is one of the few people I know who can pull off an effortless style while riding a bike almost every day of the year. Read the rest of this entry »


Harsh Vahalia

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An eerie August fog was setting in over downtown Boston when Harsh and I were scheduled to meet for our photo shoot. We discussed canceling, but I’m glad we didn’t because the fog added a nice effect to the photos. Harsh and I became acquainted through working on bike advocacy projects around Boston. Recently he has been active in the group Southie Bikes in their ongoing campaign to bring bike lanes to West Broadway in South Boston. Read the rest of this entry »


Edwin & Jessie

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Jessie is a Research Analyst at Metropolitan Area Planning Council and recently earned her masters in Urban Planning at Tufts University. Edwin DJs around Boston and currently enjoys borrowing Jessie’s Hubway membership while his bike is out of commission. Jessie lives in Jamaica Plain and Edwin in Dudley Square, Roxbury. Cycle Style Boston caught up with Jessie recently for a little Q & A. Read the rest of this entry »