Najah Shakir


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 »


Kathryn Carlson


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


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!

Harsh Vahalia


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


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 »

Bike Party Planner: Elodie Garcia


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!

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 »