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Bikes Not Bombs & Montague

Tweet We did our “spring cleaning” at the Montague headquarters a little early this year. In the process of organizing, we gathered up a truckload of bikes, frames, and components to donate to a wonderful organization here in Boston called Bikes Not Bombs. Located in Jamaica Plain, just south of Boston proper, Bikes Not Bombs [...]
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Paradise City?

Tweet We’re in the Paper! An article entitled “Biking to the Future in Boston” by Peter DeMarco appeared in the recent The Boston Globe Magazine.… …and guess who’s representing on the front?  Team Montague (denoted by the fuchsia arrow)! [Copyright belongs to The N.Y. Times Co. for The Boston Globe Magazine] The photograph is from [...]
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Encounters with Nature

Tweet Taking a slight pause from the cyclocross build series… Encounters with Nature Sometimes when you ride, just for the sake of riding, you end up further afield than you had originally planned – and sometimes it gets dark.  Lacking superhero vision capacity I have a powerful front light for just these occasions.  But even when [...]
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More Than Just a Set of Wheels

Tweet “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Take a Ride to Brighten Your Day [...]
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Bicycle Commuting as an Urban Safari

Tweet One of the best things about cycling, even in winter, is that it brings you closer to your surroundings than car travel or public transportation. You might wonder how close you want to be to your surroundings in the middle of winter, but here in Boston, it’s been unusually mild and snow-less (and for [...]
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Great Britain and Great Transportation

Tweet Just last week, we told you about the 2 Mile Challenge. CLIF Bar is trying to encourage people to ride more, especially for shorter trips, by providing a way for participants to track their mileage, and then converting the mileage to the amount of pollutants that were not released in to the environment because [...]
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Ride More, Drive Less: The 2 Mile Challenge

Tweet Last week, we looked at a report from The Wall Street Journal that suggested a link between exposure to fuel emissions and neurological disorders. While driving is sometimes necessary, we know it’s not great for our health: as part of a sedentary lifestyle, it can contribute to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and now, [...]
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MTB Trail Maintenance Basics

Tweet Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. If you’ve got the bike and the skillz, nothing beats a sunny afternoon on the X70 hammering down single track, or working your way through a rock garden. Even if you’re just out cruising on the X50 on something a little more tame – [...]
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Electric bikes 101

Tweet We recently returned from Eurobike, the largest bike industry trade show in the world, and one of the primary themes that dominated the show was E-bikes. What Are E-Bikes Put simply, e-bikes are bicycles assisted by an electric motor, most of which travel at a speeds up to 20 MPH. In many cases they [...]
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What does cycling mean to you?

Tweet Now that National Bike Month has passed now is the perfect time for cyclists to keep the momentum gained in May and reflect on what it is we love about the bike and share with our non-cycling friends why the draw to two wheels is so strong. I’ll start the list here but the [...]
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