Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bike Safety Day at the D-14 Station

come one, come all, bring your kids, to…

this Sunday May 20, from 10am to 2pm, at the D-14 station in Brighton.  We’ll have a bike rodeo, on-street ride, and bikes giveaways!

Happy Bike Week to all the little ones too.  Yeah, even kids deserve bikes…

Bike Week! with CommonWheels

It’s Bike Week!  We’ve got a TON of stuff on the calendar:

Saturday May 12th: Allston Village Farmer’s Market, 11am – 3pm, it’s Allston’s first farmer’s market of the season, on the corner of Brighton Ave and Cambridge St (Union Sq in Allston, right outside Jackson Mann Community Center).  Come by to grab some fresh produce — and CW will be there with tools and stands and free helmets for folks in the community!

Sunday May 13th: The Christina Clarke Genco Memorial Ride , 8am to 3pm, a fantastic ride around Newtown. Funds raised on this ride will benefit Habitat for Humanity and and Bike & Build.

Monday May 14th: Rush Hour Race!  7:45am to 10am.  What’s the fastest way to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square? Join local celebrities as they “race to work” using three modes of transportation (bike, car, and the T).  Hosted by LivableStreets and Somerville and Cambridge Bicycle Committees

Wednesday May 15th: CW Open Shop,  5:30pm until dusk, on the corner of Union Sq in Allston (in case of rain event will be TBD).  We’ll be there with stands, tools, and know-how to help you get your wheels rolling!

Thursday May 17th: Bike and Bowl! 6pm – 8pm, until 11pm. CW is leading a ride around the city out to Castle Island and ending up at Kings Bowling Alley in the Back Bay. We’re meeting at Copley Sq at 6 (leaving at 6:30), riding along the river, harbor, and through the South End before making it to Kings at 8pm for bowling and beverages.  Plus there’s Karaoke!

Friday May 18th: Bike Friday at City Hall Plaza, 7am -10am, join your fellow local bike commuters as they ride from destinations all around the region converging at Boston’s City Hall for free breakfast and tons of smiles.

Sunday May 20th: Allston/Brighton’s D-14 Child Safety Day, 10am – 2pm, at 301 Washington Street.  It’ll be featuring a CW-hosted Bike Rodeo and Obstacle Course, with free helmets and a few kids bikes to give away, and free ice cream and hot dogs  and a moon bounce and tons of prizes!  Bring your kid, or your inner-kid, out to a great day in Allston.


SO MUCH BIKES!  These are great opportunities to get out and ride with others. In our opinion, there’s nothing quite as fun as a good group ride.

and of course every week is bike week for CommonWheels, so keep up with us and we hope to see you at all our happenings all season long.



Join the Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride

We wanted to spread the word about this great ride for a great cause! please consider joining CW and the hundreds of other riders on mother’s day for the Christina Clarke Genco Foundation ride.

here’s a bit of info: “The mission of the Christina Clarke Genco Foundation is to inspire youth to find their passion and make a difference in their communities. We seek to encourage youth to channel their energies towards the development of skills and personal qualities that will enhance their life and the well being of their family and communities. We believe in empowering youth to find their passion through athletic activities, community service, and pedal power.

Christina was on her second service trip with Bike & Build, a non-profit group dedicated to cross-country bicycle trips to benefit affordable housing when a tragic accident took her life at the age of 22. Christina’s short journey through life was driven by her passion for helping others.  She was an inspiration to hundreds of youth, nurturing, mentoring, and coaching them. She will always be remembered for her gentle spirit, athleticism, creativity, and commitment to making a difference in the world at such a young age.

The Foundation was created to continue Christina’s legacy.”

you can check out more info here:

and at:

and read a bit about Christina’s personal bicycle connections in Boston, on Bike and Build, and at BU on The Humble Cyclist’s great post.

If you can’t join the ride, please consider donating to the cause.

Sincerely, in memory and solidarity,