Sometimes your friends in the bike community hook you up with cool people to feature on your blog.
Such was the case when my friend Greg Hum recommended I talk to Kati Reusche, a colleague of his who happens to own one of those “invisible helmets” you’ve probably heard about. It’s called a Hövding (pronounced something like “hoov-ding). If you haven’t heard, this Swedish designed product is like an airbag for your head that detects when you’ve been in a collision and inflates automatically to protect your gray matter.
Originally from Germany, Kati works at Boston University and rides her bike from her home in Beacon Hill to work most days throughout the year. After our photo shoot, we caught up via email for a little Q & A. Read the rest of this entry »
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!
Aaron is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Mission Hill and works at tech firm in Kendall Square. A lifelong enthusiast for all things bike-related, Aaron had a lot to say about the utility and pleasure of riding a bike: Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Readers of this blog may remember my earlier feature on Bekka Wright, the artist and creative force behind the witty, imaginative and popular blog Bikeyface. Earlier this year, my friends over at Momentum Mag got in touch about doing a photo shoot for their BikeStyle series featuring Bekka. The premise? To show Bekka with a drawing of her character, the protagonist of the Bikeyface cartoons. This photo appears in the current issue of Momentum Mag, currently on the shelves. Go pick up your copy today! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Read the rest of this entry »
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!
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!