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Bike Week and beyond

Boston is a great bicycling city. Sure, you have to deal with sociopathic, maniacal motorists who’ve never heard of a turn signal. And yes, you have to contend with a bunch of inconsiderate, entitled pedestrians who act like they own the road and can wan
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 14, 2010

Pedal promise

Boston has its fair share of deserving bad reputations: the sports fans whined for some 86 years about a “curse” because the Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal; the drivers are terrible; and, thanks in no small part to those driving skills, the city’s street
The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 14, 2010
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Rent a ride

Last August, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council announced that a public bike-sharing system would be coming to Boston, possibly as soon as this summer. The bikes were to come from Public Bike Systems, the creators of Montreal’s Bixi Bike program.
Zipcar-like bike rentals headed to Boston
By PATRICK ELLIOT  |  May 14, 2010
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Photos: Bike Porn at the Brattle (NSFW)

Photos from Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound, The Backlash Tour
Bike Porn III, a film festival at the Brattle Theater
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 07, 2010
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Photos: Bike polo in Boston

Photos of Boston's bike polo matches
Urbanites horse around
By JEREMY STARK  |  April 30, 2010


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Cycle killers

Clearly, this isn’t the sport of gentlemen unfolding at, say, the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, but rather urban bike polo at a street-hockey pit in Allston. Many are dressed in black and look like refugees from a club Goth night. Participants sometimes
With its own porn, polo, and personalities, bike culture in Boston isn’t just about getting to work any more
By TOM MEEK  |  April 30, 2010
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Biker gang

You’re looking over the handlebars of a bike, down the narrow canyon between a pair of city buses heading right at you.
 ‘Procycle 2009’ at Machines with Magnets
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2009
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When a bicyclist falls in the city, does it make a noise?

Learning to cycle safely on Boston streets is a tempering process.
A look at the city's most dangerous intersections
By PETE STIDMAN  |  September 04, 2009
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The crash course

It was a sunny but brisk Friday afternoon in March when my bike was hit.
What to do when you have your next bike accident
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009
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Ready to roll

Whether you've been slogging through the streets on two wheels all winter, or are only now retrieving your bicycle, dusty and cobwebbed, from the basement, the extra light, the warm air, and the promise of snow-free roads are calling.
How to give your bike a proper spring cleaning
By CLEA SIMON  |  May 08, 2009


Like riding a bike

Last week, glimpses of spring made me eager for the days when I can hop on my bike and go for a long ride without worrying about getting hypothermia or skidding out on salty, slushy roads.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2009
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Empowerment on Two Wheels

If you grew up, as I did, a privileged snot in a leafy suburb, chances are you took bikes for granted.
JP cyclists reach out to Africa
By IAN SANDS  |  November 05, 2008
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The biggest fun in Little Rhody

When you’re in between studies, getting tired of playing beer pong, or looking for something new, here are a few tips for how to make the most of your time in the Ocean State.
Adventures from Westerly to Woonsocket and beyond
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  August 27, 2008
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Off the cuff

Feeling lucky? It’s a question to ask yourself when you consider attending the fifth annual ProvFlux art festival.
ProvFlux’s spontaneous confluence
By GREG COOK  |  August 05, 2008


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Got sustainability?

Growing numbers of Americans are taking up bicycling and gardening, and perhaps reconsidering the more costly habits of the not-so-distant boom times.
Apeiron’s annual festival points the way to different possibilities
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 04, 2008
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Don't go there

Biking in Boston is a venture rife with obstacles — my daily, 2.4 mile commute between home in Cambridge and work near Fenway is proof of that.
Local bike-mapping web sites help riders navigate Boston's treacherous traffic
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 07, 2008

Massbike

The Massachusetts Bicyclist Coalition is here to serve and protect . . . the interests of cyclists, that is.
A very effective cyclists lobby
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007

Mike Flanigan

In the immortal words of H.G. Wells: “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”
Custom-built and street-legal bikes for commuters
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007


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Insure this!

“Actually, y’know, no. I think . . . fuck ’em. I don’t care.”
Why some twentysomethings won’t buy health insurance — even though it means they’ll be breaking the law
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 31, 2007
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Shattered illusions

This past weekend in Boston, nine people were shot, 13 stabbed, and feuding gangs used families at Roxbury’s annual Caribbean Festival as duck-and-cover props.
No, not the window!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007

Undercooked

Regarding your recent “Dining Out” column: come on!
Letters to the Boston editor: June 8, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 06, 2007
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Duty calls

There is a special election on June 12, in which voters will decide the fate of the Portland Public Library and the state’s drinking water, highways, ports, and bike trails.
Election watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 30, 2007
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Kelly Wallace, 1983-2007

Kelly Wallace had a lot of friends.
In Memoriam
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 24, 2007


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Another taste of Redbones

We’re all for biking, especially because it helps us work off the calories we ingest at dining events all over town.
May 14
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 09, 2007

Pots and kettles

Matt Taibbi wonders (rhetorically, of course) “why black athletes hate playing in this town,” in his most recent “ Sports Blotter ” column.
Letters to the Boston editor: May 11, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 09, 2007
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Biking on the defensive

You've probably realized that this city and its decrepit roads aren't very bike friendly.
Stay alive whatever may occur
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  May 03, 2007
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Soft pedaling

If you commute to work every day, you have to wonder: wouldn’t this be better if I were on a bike?
Urban bikers need to be careful, prepared, and paranoid
By SAMANTHA HENIG  |  May 03, 2007