Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston Cyclists Union Bike Party 4/24/2013

This Thursday eve:
Bike. Soul. Party.

Free Beer * Free Food * Dance Party

Soul Party smallCome celebrate Bike Union victories, rejoice at the return of the sun, and get fired up for over 100 amazing Union events this summer!

Spring Kickoff
Soul Dance Party
Thurs., April 25
6:30 to 9:30pm
Villa Victoria Center 4 Arts
85 W. Newton St.
South End, Boston

All current members get in free (but please RSVP). If you're not a member yet, coming to this awesome event is a cheap, easy and fun way to join, just buy a ticket/membership or pay at the door. You'll get your Union card, free entry to the fantabulous Annual Party/Meeting in Sept, and discounts at awesome local businesses like El Pelon, City Feed & Supply and Zipcar.
One of the best ways to meet the over 250 attendees throwing down at this shindig is to volunteer. No experience necessary, simply sign up here to volunteer at the party itself, or here to help out with the flyering blitz taking place all this week. Or help us out by inviting your friends on Facebook.

If you come, you'll enjoy free beer from Cambridge Brewing Co. and Boston Beer Co., free food from El Pelon, M&M Ribs, Chow Thai and other awesome local businesses, and you can take a peek at some amazing bikes from Boston Classic Bikes.
You'll also have a chance to enter the raffle and win a new bike or other gear with a $750 gift certificate from Ashmont Cycles in Dorchester. Before and after a crazy short 15-minute presentation about what we've accomplished and the year ahead, join the Soul Dance Party with DJ Trislam and DJ Dandy Dan.

Please thank our fantastic event sponsors for supporting better biking in Boston:

Jason & Fischer Attorneys at Law
Ashmont Cycles
Buckle Farm
Cambridge Brewing Co.
El Pelon
M&M Ribs

Boston Beer Co.
Chow Thai Café
DuVine Cyling & Adventure
Flat Top Johnny's
Katalyst Kombucha
M&M Ribs
Noelle Janka Yoga
Nola's Fresh Foods
Siva Cycle
Spindrift Soda
Phi Tran, Bike Union Board president
Van Shabu & Bar

Spring is the Busy Season

It's starting to warm up, here.  Finally.  Although until recently, the weather still merited gloves and hats.  We've been busy.  Lots of rides to the zoo, where we don't just ride bikes. 
And we get to chase each other with sticks! 
 We always get the best parking spot.

 Want to keep a kid busy?  Bike wash!
 Bring on the bikes!
Part of Spring cleaning is out with the old and in with the new.  You can find many of the gems below still on CL Boston.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Maybe I've been doing it wrong?

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So, I've come to the conclusion that perhaps riding a bike everywhere, all the time isn't the greatest idea. In the rain? In the snow? Carrying snowblowers? What kind of example am I setting for my children? Besides, I really need to diversify my exercise routine. Honestly, my gut proves that two hours of daily biking will do little to improve one's health. I'm thinking about buying Motor Trend's 2013 Truck of the Year, the Dodge 1500, but I'm not sure where to park it, as I live in a city. But on the other hand, Boston provides plenty of free (and/or practically free) parking all over Boston, on both sides of the street. I think I'm going to go for it!