Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bike Friday!

The next Bike Friday is this Friday, August 26, 2011!

Allston-Brighton’s convoy departs from Oak Square in Brighton, MA at 7 AM.  We roll up Washington St through Brighton Ctr, then down Cambridge St through Allston Village, then down Comm Ave to Kenmore Sq, then through the Back Bay and we wind our way to City Hall for Boloco breakfast & expo, City Hall Plaza, around 8-9 AM.

It’s a great ride at a slow pace, so don’t expect to be getting to work early!  We’ll be starting the ride at 7 sharp, so if you miss our convoy you can alway catch us downtown


Bike-In Movie: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!

FREE outdoor showing of the greatest bicycle movie of all time:
“Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”

come out on Friday, August 12, at dusk (7:30pm)

we’ll have raffle prizes, live entertainment, art show, helmets and lights to give out, and more!

we’re showing the movie in the Penniman Road Play Area, it’s a city park on Penniman Rd in Allston, on the other side of our co-op space on Rugg Rd.

tell your friends, or come meet some new friends here!

Commonwheels heads to MIT Museum!

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rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain

Sorry folks, we’re getting rained out today!  we’ll pick this back up next Sunday

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We’d like to invite you on our Sunday ride to the MIT Museum this Sunday, August 7, from 2-8pm.  Come join us for a leisurely bike ride out to Central Sq, leaving the co-op space at 2ishpm, arrive at the museum by 3pm, then we get kicked out at 5pm at which point we’ll head out for some food/drink in Cambridge before returning back to Allston.

The museum costs $3 with a student ID, or $7.50 normal price.  It’s a small fee for an awesome museum!

If you’ve never been to the MIT museum, flip through their exhibitions for some inspiration!  It’ll be an enlightening time.

see you then, Commonwheels Co-Op 2pm Sunday!


Holography Exhibit at the MIT museum

Bikes at the Market, and DIY Fest – Commonwheels all about town

So we’ve had a pretty busy past couple of weeks, we figured we should update the blog so all the readers in the intertubes can keep up on our happenings!

Along with our Tuesday Open Shops, we’ve been rolling about town on increasingly leisurely Sunday Rides, and every other Saturday you may spot us on the corner of Union Sq in Allston helping run the local Allston Farmer’s Markets.  At the markets we’re fixing bikes (mainly brakes and pumping up tubes) and handing out helmets to folks who want to protect their cranium.

Melissa and Galen hanging out at the Farmer's Market

why we encourage you to always wear a helmet at Commonwheels

We’ve also brought our flat-fixin’ ability to Allston’s hugely successful Do-It-Yourself Fest where we taught a class on how to fix a flat tire.  Check out some photos below.  With big thanks to International Bicycle Center for some seriously generous donations, we were able to hand out tire levers and patch kits to everyone who attended, so hopefully next time they’re on the roads with a flat they can get a little greasy and fix it themselves.

here's how you pop off your tire

here's how you check your tire for glass shards


We’ve got more farmers markets coming up, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sep 3, and Sep 17 (every other Saturday), so if you’re around come by and bring your bike for a quick tune-up (and while you’re at it stick around and buy some awesome tasty produce from some wonderful farmers!)  And keep your eyes peeled for more invitations to our Sunday rides.  If you have any suggestions about routes, send ’em our way!  We want to go where you want to go.

Ride easy out there, Commonwheelers, keep the rubber side down.