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Volunteer opportunity: bike valet at the Hubway Birthday Bash

Bust out your party hat and dancin’ shoes: Hubway is celebrating its first birthday next Tuesday at the Hubway Birthday Bash at the Boston Society of Architects space. Hubway will be invading the very cool “Let’s Talk About Bikes” exhibit, and Mayor Thomas Menino is expected.

If you haven’t been down to the BSA space, it’s a great location on the Harborwalk in Downtown. Really, the only downside to the space is the dearth of bike parking in the area. That’s where we come in. We’ll be providing bike valet for the party, and we need your help! We’re asking for volunteers to serve a 1.5 hour shift. If you’ve never done bike valet, we’ll show you the ropes. All volunteers get a aggressively stylish CommonWheels t-shirt, and a chance to check out the party.

Okay, the details:

What: Bike valet at the Hubway Birthday Bash
When: Tuesday, July 24th. The event is 6-8pm, we’ll be 5:30-8:30pm
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
How you can help: Sign up for a 1.5 hour shift parking bikes and spreading the CW love
To sign up: Join the Facebook event, or email


Father’s Day Family Bikes Day, this Sunday!

CommonWheels is throwing a FAMILY BIKES PARTY at the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center in N. Allston! It will be a family-themed day, with rides from the health center to the Charles River park (only a few blocks away!). Bring your own bikes, but we’ll have bikes to borrow for adults and kids, helmets to give away, an obstacle course (to test your bike skillz!), and group rides out to the river.

So come by, bring your kids and families. We’ll be in the back parking lot having a blast!

Happy Father’s Day — CW



Taste of Allston Village!

Come join us at the Taste of Allston this coming Saturday. You’ll be able to try some of the greatest american and international cuisine Boston has to offer!  We’ll be hosting Free Bike Valet so don’t worry about riding over.  Info below:


Bike Safety Day at the D-14 Station

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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 13thThe 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 14thRush 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 17thBike 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.