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Goodbye Winter Fat: Hope to never see you again

Tweet It is warming up and summer is getting closer. Time to lose those extra pounds I put on in the last couple of months (the really cold last couple of months). I have to admit I haven’t been the healthiest and most active this winter, but I am really motivated right now. Fingers crossed [...]
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Flex Parking: Cars and Bikes Share Spots

Tweet As cycling for transportation becomes more and more popular, cars and bikes often clash. When a parking space is removed to make room for a bike rack, we cyclists rejoice. Score one for the good guys! Well there’s always differing opinions on something like this, and we all know parking in cities is scarce [...]
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Montague Tour of the Americas: Honduras to Panama

Tweet A guest post from Alex and Mireia; traveling the Americas with a Land Cruiser and 2 Montague folding bikes. Our first stop in Honduras is Copan Ruinas, near the border. This tiny village is an excellent base to set up camp while visiting the similarly named ruins of Copan, which are absolutely spectacular. The [...]
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“Ohh, Look at You and Your Pink Bike…”

Tweet Since my office is located in Cambridge, MA  and I live on the South Shore in Hingham, my commute is fairly long. Actually, it is quite long.  My first couple of weeks of work I took the Commuter Rail to South Station, hopped on the Red Line to Central Square, and walked another 15 [...]
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Doctors Prescribe Cycling

Tweet You and I both know cycling is healthy. If more people took to the bicycle for transportation, we would have a healthier nation. Well now, doctors in Boston can write a prescription for cycling. An initiative by Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Medical Center was unveiled on Wednesday which allows doctors to prescribe a membership to [...]
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Where to Park? Answer: Park & Pedal

Tweet Where do I park?! It’s an age old question when you’re driving a car into the city. In most metropolitan areas, you’re going to need some luck to find convenient parking. The best way to avoid a parking disaster is to plan ahead, and we have a plan for you: Park & Pedal. Getting [...]
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Women Leaders in the World of Cycling

Tweet International Women’s Day is this Saturday, March 8th. No better time to recognize the women in this industry who are passionate about cycling and play a major role in the development of cyclists. There’s always been something intriguing about powerful women who make a difference, especially in the cycling industry which is heavily populated [...]
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What’s cool about cyclists? They don’t have to try.

Tweet Everyday I feel like I’m surrounded by people trying too hard to fit in or be ‘cool’. We live in a world of superficial satisfactions and temporary trends. Nothing valuable seems to last. Kids and teens especially, are too focused on the latest iPhone release, how many followers they have on twitter, or how [...]
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Repurposed Bike Parts: Getting Creative

Tweet There are a lot of parts on a bicycle that need to be replaced regularly; tires, tubes, chains, brake cables, you name it. When old parts are swapped out for shiny new replacements, they often end up in a scrap heap or a bin in your basement never to be seen again, but it [...]
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Bikes Make the Front Page in Boston

Tweet Here in Montague’s hometown of Boston, bikes are making news. We’ve had our fair share of snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures this winter, and the Boston Globe has taken note that we’re still out there riding! On the front page of today’s Globe is a feature titled, “Welcoming The Winter Cycle”. The article celebrates [...]
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