Category Archives: Roll it Forward

1,081 Bikes Distributed in 2013!

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We’re proud to say that in 2013 we distributed 1,081 bikes through our Roll it Forward program! This is a record year, beating out 428 bikes in 2012, 832 in 2011, and 254 in 2010. This means we’ve distributed 2,728 bikes to Bostonians who might not otherwise have access to a bike. To roughly break down the 1,081 bikes of 2013: Recipients: 12 […]

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7 Reasons to Donate a Bike to Roll it Forward this Winter

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Have a bike you no longer need? Roll it Forward collects used bicycles, fixes them up, and gives them out to Bostonians who could really benefit from a bike. Drop off locations are located throughout eastern Massachusetts. Here are some reasons why you should consider donating a bike today: 1. Clean out your basement/garage/shed. Why take up space […]

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Awesome Canton Girl Scout Bike Drive

This past Sunday could be counted as the first “real” New England winter day. It was about 23 degrees with a windchill close to single digits. It was also the day the Canton Girl Scouts Service Unit Team scheduled to host a bike drive to benefit our Roll it Forward program. We thought perhaps they might […]

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Keeping Bikes Rolling

BB Fady Girgis and LB Justin (2) (2)

The Roll it Forward program has given out 2,413 bikes since it’s inception in 2010. In 2013 alone ‚we’ve given out about 750 bikes, with hitting 1,000 bikes for the year a distinct possibility. Every person over the age of 12 who receives a bike and helmet also receives a high quality Kryptonite U-lock. Because […]

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Roll It Forward Bike Harvest Photo Gallery

A Roll It Forward “Bike Harvest” is this crazy thing where we get a bunch of pizza from Pizza Pie-er and beer from Harpoon and invite volunteers over to our space at 12 Channel St., a.k.a. “Headquarters Boston,” to strip bikes down to their frames. The bikes we’re pulling apart have some kind of major problem—stuck seatpost, […]

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Roll it Forward gives 2,000th Bike!

When we started the Roll it Forward program 3 years ago with a grant from the Boston Public Health Commission, we had no idea how we’d meet the goal of giving out 1,000 bikes in 2 years. We met the goal early and decided to continue the program. This past weekend, the program celebrated the […]

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Annual Update and Report

Nicole at 2012 Annual Update

Thanks to LivableStreets, we presented our fifth annual bike update at the Boston Public Library on May 21, 2013. After an introduction from Steve Miller, Nicole Freedman and Jenny Duquette presented highlights of what Boston Bikes has accomplished in the past 15 months. Boston Bikes also gave out three awards. The Boston Area Research Initiative was named Partner […]

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Roslindale Roll It Forward Giveaway

On Thursday, April 18th the Roll It Forward program teamed up with the Boston Housing Authority to give away over 50 bikes and helmets to the 6 and 7-year-olds of the Archdale BHA development in Roslindale. The helmets were provided by the law firm of Breakstone, White, & Gluck. Not only did BW & G provide […]

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