Cyclist of the Week: Tony

Here at Boston Bikes, we love all kinds of cyclists – from commuters to athletes to those who just ride for fun. To celebrate our cycling city, every Wednesday we will choose a Cyclist of the Week to feature on our website and social media pages.

And now, we are excited to introduce our first Cyclist of the Week: Tony.

If you came to Circle the City at Franklin Park this weekend, you might have seen a corral full of kids racing around our bike rodeo. Children ages 3 to 9 had the chance to borrow a helmet and a bike and take part in our cycling track and obstacle course – and they were more than happy to do so. We saw spontaneous short races being held, new friends being made, and young cyclists helping each other practice.

Chances are, if you saw our bike rodeo, you also saw Tony.

Tony, a 4-year-old from Mattapan, had never ridden a bike without training wheels before he came to Circle the City. But as soon as he came to our rodeo, he was ready. He immediately got on a two-wheeler and started riding around – and he kept riding for almost three hours!

I like that you can go fast and do wheelies while you’re riding,” Tony told us when he left the bike rodeo at the end of the day.

That’s right – in just a few hours, Tony went from training wheels to wheelies. The kid is fearless!

I kept falling and falling and falling,” he said happily. “But then I get back up. Want to watch me do a wheelie?”

His mom told us they’re taking the training wheels off as soon as they get home, and that they’ll be coming to the next Circle the City event at Franklin Park. We can’t wait to see what new tricks Tony has learned by then!

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  1. Terae Lewis
    Posted July 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Ever since that day we leave there tony has been outside riding his bike with no hands, standing up and practicing on his wheelies. He’s falling a couple more times but that doesn’t stop tony from accomplishing his goals

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