Monthly Archives: June 2008

WANTED: bikes and helmets for middle school bike apprenticeship program

Tweet A-B bikes is assisting with soliciting donations of bikes and helmets for some youth programming planned for the fall at Edison Middle School in Brighton Center. If you are interested in donating or helping to solicit donations, please post a comment here or contact Chris R. directly at the email provided below. Thanks!
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Edison Middle School/A-B bikes Partnership – Bike “Apprenticeship” this fall

Tweet Hey Folks,
Just an update from the last meeting. Before and after the last
meeting I spoke with John and Bob about creating some youth
programming around Bikes at the Edison Middle School in Brighton
Center. The program is a 10 week “apprenticeship” which will meet
once a week for an hour and a half in the [...]

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rack, saddle, shockblade for barter/sale

TweetMisc. bike accessories offered for barter/sale:
Rack – used blackburn Mtn Rack, with reflector, hardware.
Saddle – planet bike anatomic relief saddle, very light use – maybe 10 times tops – over a year.
SKS Shock Blade 26″ MTB (front dirtboard)- new, with original packaging… missing 1 of the 3 sizes of expanders in the package so if [...]

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Grand Theft Bike! (Boston Herald 6/23/08)

TweetBoston bike thieves in high gear

By Jessica Van Sack / The Beat | Monday, June 23, 2008

Photo by Mark Garfinkel

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1102538

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REMINDER – our next monthly meeting is Tuesday 6/24/08 at 7pm!

[ June 24, 2008; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Our next meeting is Tuesday 6/24/08 at 7pm
at the Jackson Mann Community Center Auditorium
All interested in working toward a more bike friendly and safe Allston-Brighton community are invited to join us!
Agenda…
– welcome/overview of A-Bbikes
– update on what we’ve been doing/other possible items of interest
– break into smaller groups to work on specific issues… City planning, [...]

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A-Bbikes youth ride(s) – ideas/planning/participating

TweetExcerpts from string on our Google Group:
I’ve been trying to get Bikes Not Bombs out here for years to work with local youth. Ringer Park is large, we’ve got the kids from the West End House, Fanueil Gardens, Fidelis Way, Brighton Y,College Students. BNB teaches bike maintenance and repair and often sponsors bike trips [...]

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A-Bbikes “Ride Home”?

TweetHey all,
Sorry to flood your inboxes but I just had an idea (well, no, I’m
actually just going to steal an idea from the Dot Bike group).
So Dot Bike does a “Ride Home” thing on the second Wednesday of every
month where members will meet in the Common and ride down Dot Ave
(they have another meeting point [...]

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A-Bbikes YOUTH!

Tweet If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please post and/or contact Chris directly…
Hey guys,
I found this group looking for Brighton biking groups and am excited
to see how vibrant this group is. My name is Chris Rupprecht and I
work at the Edison Middle School in Brighton Center. We run an after
school [...]

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wanted: basket/panniers

Tweet an A-Bbiker contacted me asking…
“any chance you have a basket or panniers? my 70-year-old mom has decided to shop by bike (yay mom), but doesn’t have the proper attachments on her 3-speed”
if anyone has a basket/panniers they’re looking to recycle, please post a reply!

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don’tcha just luv it when…

Tweetsomeone steals the water bottle off your parked bike… who would want a used plastic water bottle anyway?

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