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Bring Out Yer Bikes! Cyclist group offers tune ups for those looking to bike during Orange Line shutdown

Bring Out Yer Bikes! Cyclist group offers tune ups for those looking to bike during Orange Line shutdown

With officials promoting biking as a way to get around during the Orange Line shutdown, one local cycling group is stepping up to make sure…

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With officials promoting biking as a way to get around during the Orange Line shutdown, one local cycling group is stepping up to make sure spokes and gears are in-gear for those looking to hit the pedals.

The Boston Cyclist Union has been offering free tune ups and repair sessions for residents who are thinking about switching to two wheels during the month-long shutdown or beyond.

For the past few weeks, city leaders have been promoting cycling as one of several alternatives while the rail line is being worked on, with the city offering free Bluebikes ride passes during the shutdown .

But for those who already have a bike that has been collecting dust or might have a loose chain, the Boston Cyclist Union is offering to help repair and test their bicycle out.

“(We’re) just trying to offer any type of assistance we can to people who might not have access to, you know, bike repairs or can’t afford it,” Robin Barrientos told 7NEWS.

The group has been focusing on helping residents in underserved parts of the community, with one of their free bike repair booths going up Saturday at the Mattapan Farmers Market.

Organizations like the Cyclist Union also plan to lead daily group rides in and out of Boston, seeing the shutdown as an opportunity to show locals the benefits of biking through the city.“I mean, hey, there’s no trains, but you can use your bike!” Barrientos said. “If you had a bike, you know, locked away in your basement for […]

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