BU Cycle Kitchen aims to build cycling culture through community events The Daily Free Press

February 13, 2024: Dailyfreepress: In the center of the Boston University Cycle Kitchen BUCK for short stands a blue bike rack next to a toolcovered wall. Beside it, Jay Diengott, manager of cycle kitchen and bicycle programs, shows a BU student how to take off the back wheel of her bike.

City-commissioned study shows bike lanes have no impact on business

February 10, 2024: Cambridgeday: Cambridges newly released an economic impact studya on bike lanes give us two key pieces of information, one old, one new

The Once Forgotten African American Cycling Heroes Velo

February 8, 2024: Velo: The demise of the 1890s bicycle boom also spelled disaster for the League of American Wheelmen, which quickly lost most of its 103,000 members and disbanded in 1902. That same year, as motor vehicles began to displace bicycles on U.S. roads, the American Automobile Association was founded and amateur bike racing went on lifesupport. So, the following half century didnt just see a hiatus for Black cyclists, it affected white riders too.

Major redo of Cummins Highway in Mattapan set to start in April Universal Hub

February 08, 2024: Universalhub: on the $32million project that will stretch into 2025 and include new signals, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, new trees and a roundabout at roundabout at the WeybossetGreenwood Street intersection.

Kittie Knox The Black Cyclist and Activist Who Challenged Race and Gender Barriers in the 1890s Velo

February 6, 2024: Velo: Black cyclists have long had difficulty taking part in organized cycling, especially in the sport’s early days. Being Black and female has made it even more challenging. Thats why the story of a young African American woman who stood up to the cycling authorities in the 1890s is even more improbable.

Death of Allston man prompts questions of bike lanes, pedestrian safety The Daily Free Press

February 2, 2024: Dailyfreepress: Boston has so far failed to address concerns over cycling and pedestrian infrastructure after Samuel Alverado, a 21yearold man, was killed while riding his bike at the intersection of Hano and Cambridge St. in Allston last December, according to the AllstonBrighton Health Commission.span

Major Taylor overcame racism to become the first Black superstar athlete TheGrio

February 2, 2024: Thegrio: Taylor was born in Indianapolis in 1878 and took an interest in bicycles that quickly showcased his talent in a sport that was, at the time, the most popular in America.&nbsp

It’s more than just hair Why hair is a barrier for Black women in sport

February 01, 2024: Rouleur: Helmets, sweat, and afrotextured hair is not a combination that goes together easily. Rouleur spoke to female cyclists from pro to amateur about how theynavigating their hair in the world of sportspani

Woody Hedspath Major Taylor Number Two Velo

February 1, 2024: Velo: In the late 1890s, during Jim Crow racial segregation, the Black cyclist Woody Hedspath honed his racing chops in summertime colored fairs from Lexington, Kentucky, to the upper Midwest. He competed with passion and boldness, often winning but gaining more glory than cash. The Indianapolis iRecorderi, reporting on the Black community, called him the fastest colored rider in the country, except for a href”httpvelo.outsideonline.comtagmajortaylor” target”_blank” rel”noopener”Marshall (Major) Taylora, Americas threetime national champion and the worlds champion.

Major Taylor The first Black American global sports superstar

January 31, 2024: Bbc: He shattered world records abroad but was shunned at home. Now, the greatest athlete you’ve never heard of could receive the US’ highest civilian honour.

Free Winter Bike Repair Workshop

January 25, 2024: Mysouthend: Learn and perform bike maintenance and basic repair. Feel to bring your bike We will also have a winter biking craft. We will be at Blackstone Community Center once a month from January through March.

Smart Cities World Micromobility City of Boston employees embrace ecargo bikes

January 19, 2024: Smartcitiesworld: Supporting Go Boston 2030’s goal of encouraging low-emission modes of travel, the bikes are available to any City employee for attending meetings across town.

Snow and ice covered bike lanes in Cambridge force some riders to use road

January 17, 2024: Cbsnews: Cities like Cambridge and Boston have made increasing investments in that type of equipment with the expansion of bike lanes, an investment that daily rider Peter Cheung with the Boston Cyclists Union says needs to be a priority as he tries to find clear paths in his travels after a storm. “Certain paths that are not plowed, it doesn’t matter if some sections are, you don’t have a connected network of bike lanes,” said Cheung.

Greater Boston Bikeshare System Plans To Add 750 Ebikes to Growing Fleet Jamaica Plain Gazette

January 16, 2024: Jamaicaplaingazette: The cities of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Everett, the town of Brookline,Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross) and Lyft today announced plans to integrate 750 nextgeneration ebikes into Greater Bostons popular Bluebikes program and the renewal of Blue Cross title sponsorship through May 2031.

Cyclists Using Bluebikes Face Winter Storm Conditions WBZ NewsRadio 1030

January 12, 2024: Wbznewsradio: Cyclists who use Bluebikes, a popular bike share system in the greater Boston area, reflected on the effects of winter weather on their ability to bike.

Twotime Olympic cyclist Melissa Hoskins dies aged 32 after being hit by car

January 1, 2024: Yahoo: A statement released by South Australian Police on Sunday said that a 32-year-old woman had died after being a hit by a car driven by a man “known to the woman,” in Adelaide, Australia. Local media named the woman as Hoskins

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