Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Wheels Keep Spinning With Our Summah Ride Series

Hey all,

We’ve been having so much fun this month!  Our last two rides had us visit Walden Pond and Castle Island.  The great energy and people who rode with us have made these rides nothing but spectacular! Our ride home from Walden was cushioned by beers and snacks after our gang of sweaty city slickers took over a small unassuming bar in Concord.  Yesterday’s Castle Island ride turned into a leisurely “nap ride.”  The heat did not allow for much exertion – even after dipping into the cold waters of Carson Beach and slurping ice cream at Sullivans.  Thanks to all that came out on the ride yesterday, we know it was a scorcher!

Our next ride this Sunday will tour the Emerald Necklace;  details on the route and our stopping points will roll out tomorrow.  This will be a great ride for people who are new to urban biking and are looking to get their bearings before hitting the streets.  Fun Fact alert: Not only does the Emerald Necklace have many bike pathways, but it is the only intact linear park system in America!  The necklace is comprised of 6 linear parks crafted by civic visionary and landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.   Come out.  It’ll be historical and fun. Afterward you can say that you toured the only intact linear park system in America.

For more information on this ride, and to tune up your bike stop by our Open House tomorrow from 6-9!  We also will be at this Saturday’s Allston Farmers Market from 11am-3pm.

Happy biking, and stay cool.



Castle Island Ride


Great ride coming up this Sunday to Castle Island!  Meet us at the shop for 2pm for a lil’ tune up and free air – we leave at 2:30 and will cover ~25 miles.  This ride is a mix of street and bike way riding and is a ton of fun.  We will get the full Boston experience as we check out Southie and Seaport, North End and get back to the shop via the Esplanade.

More detailed route can be viewed here:

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Commonwheels Around Town

Hey gorgeous CWers!  Our event calendar is heating up with amazingly fun bike-related activities, we have to stop and tell you what we’ve been up to.  Our first table at the Union Square Farmers Market in Allston yesterday was met with great success!  We really enjoyed getting in touch with the fabulous people of Allston-Brighton and talking shop.  Most importantly, we kept some of your heads safe with our helmet program, a generous result of the collaboration between A-Bbikes and The Parents & Community Build Group Inc.  It was pretty rad watching one young biker get googly-eyed by CWer Chris as she fitted him with various helmets, only to speed away with one bad ass skull helmet. If you missed us at the market we’ll be back at the next one, or come hang out with us Tuesday at our weekly Open House.

Tonight is our first ride in our Commonwheels Summah Ride Series – Walden Pond.  Meet us at 3pm at the shop.  Bring sunscreen, water, giggles and lights!  Next Sunday  we’ll take it easy  with a fun trip to  Castle Island.

Summer is in full swing and so are we – here is a recap of our July events so put them on your calendar kid!


Tonight:  Walden Pond Ride

July 12:  Open House 6-9 @ the shop

July 17:  Castle Island Ride 3pm

July 19:  Open House 6-9 @ the shop

July 24:  Emerald Necklace Ride/Rooftop BBQ

July 26:  Open House 6-9 @ the shop

July 29:  Bike to Work Fridays stop by our table!!

July 31:  Ride Series, destination: TBD.  Where do YOU want to go?  Leave suggestions by commenting.

We also are pinning down the date for our rain delayed bike-in movie, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.  You know you’re excited about that one 🙂 That will most likely happen end of July so keep checking back.

Be safe, wear a helmet, and see you on the road!