Peter Cheung

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Based on his love of winter bike riding, you might not guess that Peter Cheung was born and raised on the tropical island of Aruba. Before bicycles, Peter’s two-wheeled obsession was motorcycles. But after what he says were “too many speeding tickets and eventually getting a motorcycle stolen,” he was drawn to bicycles.

For Peter, a Jamaica Plain resident who rides year round but only occasionally commutes by bike to this workplace in Revere, his biking roots run deep. He owns two road bikes and one mountain bike, and is the Lead Safety Marshal for Boston Bike Party.

He speaks also speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch and Papiamento.

Ride on, Peter!

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Boston Bike Party: Back to School

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This past Tuesday saw yet another installment of Boston Bike Party. The theme this month? Back to school. Here are a few highlights.  The three photos above are panoramas, so be sure the click on them to see the enlargement. You can view more photos from the evening if you click on over to the Boston Bike Party Facebook album. More photos below the fold. Read the rest of this entry »


Drum Biker: Greg Hum

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There is a good chance you have seen or heard Greg Hum riding by somewhere around Boston. If you are a cyclist in Boston, there is also a good chance that you’ve gone on a ride Greg had a hand in creating. In 2009, Greg had an idea to cycle the route of the Boston Marathon at midnight before the race with a group of friends. Fast forward to 2013 and the Midnight Marathon ride has become an institution and tradition: this year the MBTA ran an exclusive Commuter Rail train from South Station to the start line  in Hopkinton. Earlier this year, Greg was part of the group that brought Boston Bike Party to life. Next Tuesday, September 24, Boston Bike Party’s monthly installment – this month’s theme is “Back to School” – will roll again from Dewey Square at 7:30pm. Greg and I caught up for a little Q&A about drum biking, using guardrails as instruments, and Oreo cookies, among other things.  Read the rest of this entry »


Léonard Langlois

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Léonard and I crossed paths at Boston Bike Party on a few occasions over the summer, and he got in touch with me recently about doing a photo shoot. Léonard works at Genscape, a provider of energy information for the commodity and financial market. He is a meteorologist supporting the electricity demand forecast team. His office also conveniently happens to overlook the Christian Science Center at reflecting pool, so it made a natural location for a portrait. Originally from Montréal, he moved to Boston several months and brings a hearty, practical, year-round attitude to city cycling. Read the rest of this entry »


Amy Leung

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Amy is postdoctoral researcher at Boston Medical Center. Originally from London, UK, she moved to Boston three years ago and calls the South End home. Her big regret?  Read the rest of this entry »


Boston Bike Party – July Edition

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This past Tuesday saw yet another installation of Boston Bike Party. This month’s route took us through the South End, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and ultimately to Allston where by those still standing enjoyed beverages at local watering holes. Here are some highlights of the group.

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Bike Party Planner: Elodie Garcia

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In honor of last night’s Boston Bike Party – July Edition, this is Boston Bike Party organizer Elodie Garcia. After living in Washington, DC and knowing a good thing when she saw it, she decided to bring Bike Party to Boston.

Elodie originally hails from France, but feels right at home in Boston. She says the architecture and city planning remind her of being in a European city. She rides a signature pink Schwinn cruiser she bought on Craigslist. You can read more about Boston Bike Party and Elodie in this article in the Metro.

Ride on, Elodie!