CELEBRATE AT THE BIKE BASH!
May 25th, 5:30 pm-8:00pm


Sponsored by:

Location: Flat Top Johnny’s Bar & Grill
Program begins at 6pm
Bike parking provided by Urban Adventours!

We celebrate the conclusion of the MassCommuter Challenge with the event wrap up party, the Bike Bash! All Challenge participants are invited to join in on the celebration.  The Bash is an opportunity to acknowledge all contributions to the Challenge Pledge and to award the winningest teams of 2011.  It’s also a chance to raffle off all of the drawing prizes that have been donated by our fabulous sponsors.  We promise, you won’t want to miss this! The Bike Bash is FREE and open to all Challenge participants.

NEW competitive category; “Highest Average Commuting Mileage Per Team”!  Top three teams are eligible to win:

1ST PLACE FREE entry for Boston to Hyannis Port ride, $1,800 prize value. Donated by Audi Best Buddies Challenge
2ND PLACE Master Tool Kit & Stand for your team’s bike parking room. Donated by Pedro’s
3rd PLACE Sogreni, ladies road bike.  DONATED BY MASSBIKE & DBC CITY BIKE DESIGN

Bike Bash Sponsors

Brewed just a bike ride away in Boston, Harpoon works hard to be a good neighbor and in particular, an avid supporter of the cycling community.  Throughout the year, Harpoon produces their own events and supports numerous other non-profit cycling events. Love Beer. Love Life. Harpoon.
One Kendall Square is a nine-building campus located just minutes from M.I.T. in Kendall Square, Cambridge.  This impressive combination of history and modern convenience is a modern mixed-use development with a wealth of amenities and must-haves for today’s life sciences and technology tenants.
The 12th Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port is a five-star charity ride from Boston to Cape Cod being held on June 4th.  All funds raised at this event support Best Buddies International, which provides critical support for people with intellectual disabilities.  Founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies creates friendships and jobs in nearly all 50 states and 41 countries.  Get ready for an uplifting cycling experience that includes lavish rest stops, professional massage, hot showers, a clambake, lobster, an open bar featuring cold Harpoon and a chance to ride alongside Tom Brady.
As the Boston area’s only public rowing facility, Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) offers the public –seasoned professional and new visitors to the sport— a chance to experience rowing on the Charles.  A range of classes are available year round; especially for bikers looking for cross training opportunities.  Located along the Charles River multi-use path and open 5am-9pm seven days a week, CRI is easily accessible by bike. CRI encourages you to stop by the boat house and looks forward to seeing you on the river.
For almost 30 years, Bikes Not Bombs has been a nexus of bicycle recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and internationally. BNB’s programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles.  BNB operates an award-winning full-service bike shop in Jamaica Plain which specializes in reconditioned bicycles, repair, classes, and accessories for Boston bicyclists.

 

REI Boston is proud to support the Mass Commuter Challenge and the Bike Bash for the fifth year in a row. As a multi-year recipient of the Bike Friendly Business recognition award from the Boston Mayor’s office, REI Boston supports year-round bike commuting. Every REI location includes knowledgeable staff, a full-service bike shop and certified cycling technicians.  New to commuting by bike? Check out our Expert Advice videos. Also view our annual Bike Your Drive program.
Urban AdvenTours is a bike shop offering everything from environmentally- friendly bicycle tours and rentals to full service repairs and commuter oriented accessories. Ride with them to see Boston the way it was meant to be seen – on two wheels!
Broadway Bicycle School is a full service repair shop focusing on teaching folks to fix their own bicycles. Come by and learn how to keep your bike running smooth, rent workspace to work on your own or sign up for a 5-week Basic Repair Courses! Broadway sells new and reconditioned bicycles, and a variety of repair parts and accessories.

 

 

When it comes to bags, BaileyWorks has you covered; check out our SuperPro or one of our great new backpacks.  Ride in the sun, ride in the rain, ride knowing your stuff is safe.
Located at the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Ave, Back Bay Bicycles provides quality sales, service, and rentals.  Serving everyone from the daily commuter to the competitive cyclist, we carry Cannondale, Specialized, and Dahon bicycles.
Hub Bicycle Company is a woman owned, pro bicycle repair shop in beautiful East Cambridge, Massachusetts. They provide expert bicycle service,  extra friendly customer service and selected gear to keep you rolling.
Since 1999, Cambridge Bicycle has been serving the Cambridge community and beyond with high-quality bicycles at affordable prices, while also offering superior and inexpensive repair service.
JRA Cycles is your premier source for quality bikes and professional service for recreational, commuters and racing cyclists.  All JRA Cycles employees are passionate cyclists!  JRA Cycles is proud to be a  generous supporter of the local cycling community; groups they sponsor include the New England Mountain Bike Association and the Billerica and Wakefield BMX tracks.

 


Since 1982, Ferris Wheels has served Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities with sales and service of new and refurbished bicycles. We’re here to meet your whole family’s cycling needs, from trailers to balance bikes, unicycles to tandems. We carry Fuji, Jamis, Redline, and Torker.

 

Bern Unlimited is a Massachusetts based company created out of a South Shore barn. While Bern specializes in All Season™ head protection, bikes are a serious focus.  Endorsed by top messenger teams, and daily commuters alike, Bern has taken its skateboard/snowboard roots to cycling.  New England riders need a helmet that is adaptable to our ever changing climate,  Bern answers that call.

Geekhouse Bikes was started out of a longtime love for bicycles.  We produce totally custom frames for all sorts of riders.  Working with a custom builder is a unique experience and no two Geekhouse Bikes are the same! We’re here to build you nothing short of your dream bike.  Ride safe and love it!

 

 

Flat Top Johnny’s, Cambridge’s Premier Pool Hall since 1993.

Landry’s Bicycles is honored to help sponsor the MassCommuter Challenge.  Founded in 1922, Landry’s Bicycles is a “5 Star” Top 100 nationally rated bicycle dealer, with a growing family of bicycle stores located in Boston, Natick, Norwood, and Westborough, Massachusetts. We are also proud to be one of six nation wide companies to receive the highest platinum level Bicycle-friendly Business award from the League of American Bicyclists!
CrossFit H2O was founded by former bike messengers and avid cyclists.  As a general preparedness program, CrossFit will get you fit for life, whether you are a casual rider or competitive cyclist.
Topeak is the world leader in developing and producing innovative accessories designed to make cycling more convenient, more accessible and more fun at every level. We are cyclists at the core and create the finest quality tools, pumps, racks, bags, lights and other products guaranteed to enhance the cycling experience.

Taza Chocolate crafts small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate inspired by the Mesoamerican chocolate tradition, using granite millstones to minimally process our cacao and  keep the bean in the bar.  All of our 100% organic chocolate is made locally at our Somerville factory.  As a company full of cycling enthusiasts, we’re excited to provide the option of bike delivery to retail customers in Cambridge and Somerville, via our partnership with Metro Pedal Power.  Our staff also uses cargo trikes and bike trailers to travel to farmers’ markets and events.

Bike in style and comfort with the Ortlieb USA family which is the exclusive distributor of Ortlieb, TUBUS Carrier System and RACKTIME products in the United States.  Ortlieb USA stands behind their products.  With Ortlieb USA, you can count on attractive aesthetics, high quality handmade production, durability and waterproof products that will keep your cargo content, no matter what the day might have in store for you!
Register now for the 7th Annual Hub On Wheels Ride.  On Sunday, September 25th, join 6,000 area cyclists for a ride down car-free Storrow Drive and beyond through Boston’s scenic neighborhoods.   After the ride, enjoy the TD Bank Cycling Celebration on City Hall Plaza, featuring the TD Bank Mayor’s Cup Pro Race and the Boloco Block Party, with free live music and fun for the entire family. Further info available at Boston Cycling Celebration.

located in Boston’s South End, Community Bicycle Supply is the go-to destination for bicycle repair!  In the business since 1977, this family-run shop knows bikes and welcomes you to stop on by their store!

Pedal Power Photography is committed to delivering visual beauty through exploration, creativity & inventiveness. As the name suggests, this small photography business prides itself in non-carbon conduct and leg muscles.  While clearly committed to cycling, Pedal Power Photography also revisits traditional genres such as portraiture, stills, candid camera and documentary.
Our mission at Flour is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouth-watering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life.  We love what we do and even more we love sharing it with you.  We hope to see you soon!
The Boston Cyclists Union is encouraging Bostonians to use active transportation by building community, advocating for safer road designs, and cultivating resources for cyclists and a variety of public agencies. The union method involves developing and organizing everyday people in each neighborhood of Boston to support better biking, as well as spreading knowledge about how to ride safe and enjoy it. The union’s goal is to make everyday cycling safer for everybody.

Kryptonite, innovator of the Bicycle U-lock, is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The company is a premier producer of high-quality U-Locks, Chains, Cables and flexible security systems for the bicycle, powersport, snowsport, locksmith and hardware markets.

DBC City Bike Design was started in response to the growing urban population, and the need for reliable personal transport.  DBC started out many years ago importing bicycles from Europe, however after bringing over many different brands we realized that design and build quality was just not up to the task, we needed better bikes designed for this environment.  We have designed a new line of bicycles that are being built here in Boston in our shop.  These are very special, they are designed to be ridden by people who like to ride fast through traffic, and hate doing bike maintenance, and of course come with a life time warranty.
Located just past Arlington Center, QuadCycles is one of the Boston area leading bike shops offering a vast selection of bikes, clothing and accessories sure to meet the needs of any cyclist. Whether you’re looking for a bike to help you zip around town, or want to take advantage of the latest technology in racing, QuadCycles has what you need.

 

 


Rickshaw Bagworks is a San Francisco -based bag company inspired by urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products.  The company draws inspiration for their products from the Japanese word jinrikishaw meaning “human-powered vehicle;” their passion for the city and urban lifestyle; and the craft behind building every bag to order. You can count on Rickshaw’s heart being in every bag.
Patagonia Boston  supports cycling as an environmentally friendly form of transportation. Patagonia is a world-renowned environmentally responsible retailer of high-quality, top performing clothing for outdoor pursuits. They use only organically grown fibers in their cotton products, recycled fibers in their fleece, and since 1985 have donated over $31M towards grassroots environmental activism. Be sure to cycle by their Newbury Street store during Bike Week.
Boston Pedicab is New England’s #1 pedal-powered transportation company since 2005. See a bright green pedicab, hail it down, and arrive at your final destination in no time. And the best part is, you pay as you please! We also have customizable 60-minute tours of Boston that are designed to please you.
Susan Margot Ecker Photography captures the true essence and spirit of each person in the unique and individual ways they express themselves. Over the years, Susan’s subjects have been family, friends and strangers that catch her eye. Many times friendships have developed through the process of a portrait sitting. Susan welcomes the opportunity to photograph you and your loved ones.
Vaya Bags is a one-woman company based out of Queens, NY that makes handmade Messenger bags and accessories out of recycled bicycle tubes, scrap sailboat awning and old banners.  Vaya strives to make bags beautiful, functional and durable while using as much recycled material as possible.
Wheelworks is the New England Bicycle Source.  With over 8,000 square feet of showroom, you’ll find bicycles for everyone – kids, commuters, recreational enthusiasts, professional competitors and everything in between. Visit Wheelworks in one of their three locations; two in Belmont, MA. and a sister store, ACE Wheelworks in Somerville, MA.
Four wheels are the perfect complement to two. When the weather is harsh or your destination just isn’t bike accessible, Zipcar gives you access to wheels when you want them; vehicles by the hour or by the day, gas and insurance included.  Watch for our bike-racked equipped PMC-wrapped Kia Souls starting in May—for each hour those cars are reserved, Zipcar will donate $2 to the PMC!”
Budd Bike Works offers finely fabricated and engineered cycle solutions tailored to fit the needs of folks that know how you got there is as important as where you end up.  Frames, Forks, and drive train design solutions made to stand the test of time even while inspiring temerity
Momentum Mag is an independent media company that promotes, encourages and inspires Smart Living by Bike.
BAGGU is a small team of designers founded on the principle that good design should be functional, beautiful & affordable. BAGGU’s goal is to make basic products that fill lots of uses, not just one, so you can own less stuff. BAGGU believes in bright colors, high style, quality materials, and economy of use
MassBike is changing things so you want to get on a bike. Check out what we’re doing just this year: a new bill to protect vulnerable road users (like bikers and walkers); empowering local bikers with our upcoming Advocacy Toolkit; developing new bike-friendly training for police officers; and helping communities, like East Boston, get bike lanes and better access to transit. Join now to be part of creating a two-wheeled world.

 

LivableStreets Alliance is a transportationadvocacy non-profit working to improve bicycling, walking, and public transit in the Boston region to create safe streets and livable communities.

Po Campo is a Chicago-based company whose owners, Maria & Emily, believe functionality is freedom.  With this motto in mind, they have created a line of handbags and accessories that are designed for use by active women who demand more from every-day purses than just good looks.  From attaching to your bike, heading to work or going out with friends, Po Campo products are functional & stylish!

 

2ndsuit makes cycling caps out of great materials that have seen their first lives pass them by. We design innovative urban cycling products with a focus on fashion and re-used materials.

CatEye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, lights and reflectors to cyclists in the world. Always a leader in innovation and technology, CatEye went on to create the very first bicycle head lamp using white LEDs in 2001. CatEye’s first cycle computer was released in 1981 and now offer a full range of computers to meet the demands of cyclists around the globe.
Heritage. Quality. Value. Utility.  Since 1888, Raleigh has been providing the globe with world class bicycles.  We have remained focused on our core values to provide you with a world class ride.

 

Featured on many Raleigh and Diamondback bicycles, Avenir’s complete line of cycling accessories bring a high performance to today’s value-oriented cyclists.

 

Did you know that 70% of bike accidents are frontal collisions?  Conventional head and tail lights don’t do enough to make you visible due to narrow beams.  Light & Motion designs all of their commuter lights to be highly visible from the sides as well as from the front.  Ride with lights that allow you to see and be seen on your commute!

LiveProud, utilizing only planet-saving processes in making clothing, is the world’s most eco-conscious clothing company. Everyday, literally tons of landfill material – like plastic keyboards, cell
phones, bottles, and more – are recycled to unique high performance sportswear. To date, LiveProud has removed nearly 1 million cubic inches of landfill matter from the US, prevented the release of more than 1 ton of toxic runoff in waterways, and stopped almost 14 tons of CO2 from being
released into the atmosphere.
Boston Bike Week has two exciting events during Bay State Bike Week.  A kickoff party on May 15th at Giant Cycling’s store and Mayor Menino’s Bike Festival on May 20th.  Give your car a day off on the 20th and enjoy a guided bike convoy to Boston’s City Hall Plaza where you will be meet with free breakfasts from Boloco, a bike festival and an expo!

Ride.Studio.Cafe is a friendly, professional, convenient cycling store that exists to offer you best-in-class services and products. We’re here to help you and your riding enjoyment. What keeps you from riding? What keep you from riding more often? Visit RSC and see how we might be able to help; we want to make your ride better!

Illuminating urban landscapes in eye-catching, traffic stopping duds, convinced that safe is sexy and cycling is a revolutionary act which sets good karma spinning, we are the vespers.
Girls that Ride.
Vespertine is produced in the heart of New York City’s garment district using sustainable materials, including ostrich feathers and eco-circle polyester (recycled poly that is designed to be recycled back into poly), as well as luxurious attention-commanding fabrics sourced from small mills in Europe and beyond. Our reflective materials are all the highest quality ANSI and EN 471 compliant.
For almost 30 years, Bikes Not Bombs has been a nexus of bicycle recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and internationally. BNB’s programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles.  BNB operates an award-winning full-service bike shop in Jamaica Plain which specializes in reconditioned bicycles, repair, classes, and accessories for Boston bicyclists.