bicycling

By - 5/2/13 - 3:14 pm

Brookline Police report that when an officer tried to stop a bicyclist riding the wrong way down School Street without a light after midnight yesterday, the bicyclist instead pedaled furiously away - only to fall off his bike at Harvard street. Then, when the officer caught up to him:

The cyclist picked up his bicycle and began to swing it in the direction of

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By - 4/5/13 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation says it's shutting the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge on Sunday for some major repairs:

All vehicles will be diverted to the surface roadways and through the BU Bridge/Brookline Street rotary, and back on to Memorial Drive.

By - 4/2/13 - 8:18 am

With Hubway bikes ready for riding for the season, Boston is soliciting bids from companies that would want to install and maintain "bicycle helmet vending machines at various locations throughout the city."

Bids are due by April 10 for the initial one-year contract.

H/t Brian D'Amico.... Read more

By - 3/11/13 - 10:14 am

Greg Hum shows off his two-wheeled drumming during the Friday snowstorm.

By - 3/10/13 - 6:24 pm

Bicycle on Boylston Street

Our own Dvdoff spotted one fed-up person's bicycle outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street today.

By - 3/8/13 - 9:35 am

Allston snow bike

Kyle W. Kerr enjoyed watching all the bicyclists in the snow this morning as he waited for the bus on Brighton Avenue in Allston.... Read more

By - 2/22/13 - 10:01 am

Trash Can Man

JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:

I guess he can't afford a winter hat or is hiding from someone. There was a cut out for his face with a Saran Wrap covering it.

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By - 12/28/12 - 8:59 am

For the past two years, a vexed citizen has complained to the city about the same three postal workers double parking in he bicycle lane outside the Talbot Avenue post office. Yesterday, the city marked one of the complaints "closed" and noted:

Officer spoke to post office workers about parking out front. they were warned. we will go by daily.

Now, this was... Read more

By - 12/6/12 - 9:05 am

18-wheeler involved in collision. Photo by Mike JuergensTruck involved in collision. Photo by Mike Juergens.

UPDATE: BU Today reports the bicylist was Christopher Weigl, 23, of Southborough, who was pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism at BU. His Web site.

A bicyclist did... Read more

By - 11/15/12 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police today identified the BU student who died on Brighton Avenue on Monday as Chung-Wei Yang, 21.

Police add:

Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed.

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By - 11/14/12 - 9:09 pm

The Swellesley Report reports.

By - 11/14/12 - 3:07 pm

Community Spoke in Jamaica Plain reports:

Tools, parts, and bikes were stolen. Please keep an eye out for a brown/copper colored ANT cycle truck with a 20″ front wheel and a very large front basket and an older steel turquoise Miyata mountain bike with an Xtracycle conversion kit. These are very recognizable bikes, and we use them to transport our tools and mobile workshop

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By - 10/25/12 - 8:33 am

With Hubway season almost over, you may not get much use out of this, but file it away for the spring: Chris Snyder recently discovered a trick for getting a Hubway bicycle that's stuck in its docking bay.

Sometimes, Hubway bikes refuse to be undocked. The gears on the dock whir for a bit, and then it flashes a red light of failure (not to

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By - 10/15/12 - 9:25 pm

Have you seen the new Boston Public Health Commission ads with the guy with the blood-drenched face? Boston Biker has, and is not amused:

Helmets are good, and people should wear them. But showing a kid who looks like someone took a bat to his face is not going to get more people to ride their bike, and I think we would all be

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By - 10/14/12 - 7:31 pm

Boston Biker reports bow-and-arrow hunting becomes legal for the next 2 1/2 months on Weston conservation land - through which run some trails often ridden by mountain bikers.

Seriously watch out!

By - 10/1/12 - 2:54 pm

BU Today reports BU Police stopped 152 bicyclists over three days last week and issued ten of them tickets for running red lights or other infractions.

By - 9/23/12 - 10:03 am

Eric Stratton photographed some of the thousands of bicyclists in town today for the annual Hub on Wheels.

By - 9/23/12 - 9:37 am

Mayor's Cup race in Boston

Richard Beaubien watched the racers in yesterday's TD Bank Mayor’s Cup through downtown yesterday.

InfoMiner posted more photos.

Copyright Richard Beaubien. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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