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Cycling and democracy

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues October 10 with a discussion of cycling and protest culture.
Action Speaks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: Premium Rush

Note to the bike-porn fans at the Brattle: with all of its shots of toned, sweaty shoulder muscles arched over handlebars, you may be the only audience able to get off on this veloci-thriller.
David Koepp's veloci-thriller
By NICK JOHNSTON  |  August 31, 2012
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Nicole Freedman’s legacy

After a five-year reign as Boston's first unofficial "Bike Czar," Boston Bikes director Nicole Freedman will be abdicating her throne to direct Maine's Huts and Trails program.
Everybody gets a bike
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  May 11, 2012

Best in Eco-Show

In this week's paper, we honor the Best that Portland has to offer, and I'll do so here as well.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 13, 2012

Photos: Day 3 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: World Naked Bike Ride at Boston Common

Boston-based bicyclists take part in the  World Naked Bike Ride  at Boston Common on July 9, 2011.
Biking in the buff
By ANGELA OWENS  |  July 15, 2011


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Does the bike of your dreams offer more than just a shiney frame?

We found seven of the sweetest-looking city bikes under $1000. Are they any good? We sat down with a local bike guru (who wished to be identified only as the Phantom Mechanic) to get his expert views.  
Pretty bikes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 13, 2011
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Boston's handcrafted bicycle movement goes to Austin

The seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show hit Texas the last weekend of February, crowding the Austin Convention Center with beautiful handcrafted bicycles, many of them made in Massachusetts.  
High on bikes
By JOSHUA KAMPA  |  May 13, 2011
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A trek through the Minuteman Trail

Years ago, when I was a completely out-of-shape cycling novice, I had a vague dream of someday riding my bike the entire length of the Minuteman Bike Path — a 10-mile trail that starts in Cambridge, winds through Arlington and Lexington, and ends in Bedf
The Road More Travelled
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: South of the Border

Oliver Stone may have been easy on W. in his bio-pic, but he chops the dummy's head off in this revealing documentary about the social-welfare-minded neo-liberal leaders running South America, and the liars in the Bush administration who compared them
Oliver Stone's look at Hugo Chavéz, among others
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2010

Mass Ave to get bike lanes


Mayor Tom Menino's quest to turn Boston into a world-class cycling city took another step forward today as the city officially announced plans to add...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 21, 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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Slideshow: Bike cover art contest 2010

Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix 's 2010 Bike Bible
Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix 's 2010 Bike Bible
By BOB MALONEY'S EXPERIMENTAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS  |  May 14, 2010
Google Maps now displays bike routes, too!

Google Maps now displays bike routes, too!


Harvard Square to the Phoenix offices via bicycle, according to Google.I'm a recent-ish convert to the world of bicycle commuting, and as such, I've often...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 10, 2010
Attn cyclists: MassBike/NEMBA event tonight at Redbones in Somerville

Attn cyclists: MassBike/NEMBA event tonight at Redbones in Somerville


MassBike, New England Mountain Bike Association, and a host of other sponsors (including the Phoeni...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 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


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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.
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By IAN SANDS  |  November 05, 2008
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Bicyclists to spell support for Obama

There are the usual ways of spelling out your support for a candidate, and then there’s this weekend’s “Bike Write for Obama.”  
Election cycle
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2008