First of all, thank you to everyone involved for making this years Hub on Wheels one for the ages! Rain was out of the question and we were up at 6am getting out rental bikes for riders – from there the rest of the day was an exciting and smile-filled blur. We can’t imagine anything better than a day filled with bikes, bikers, professional crit racing; and all this right in our back yard. Thank you Boston for coming out and supporting cycling.
All of the riders that we spoke to said they had a great time riding down the closed Sorrow Drive on their way around the 10, 30, and 50 mile loops of Boston and its extended neighborhoods. Young and old, experienced and fresh we had all kinds of people on bikes and enjoying a beautiful morning together on two wheels.
We met so many fantastic people at our tent while doing the bike valet and getting our “I Bike Boston” gear to the masses. Thank you all for supporting our company and rocking our gear around town. It’s always great to see someone in an IBB shirt or riding with a sticker on their bike. Boston is certainly home to one of the best cycling communities out there.
Another huge congratulations to our one-and-only Dan Barry for refusing to heed the symptoms of a cold and absolutely kill the Mayor’s Cup Professional Criterium. Calling the ball at the last minute to start the race, Dan held on as half the competition fell off the back and got pulled. At the last minute getting tossed off the bike Dan slid into home just off the race pace. You killed it!
We hope to see you all next year for another great event!
Don’t forget to stop by our shop and keep us company as we are open all winter (almost) keeping you on the road and keeping the salt and rust of those chains. We have new winter gear and cyclocross bikes to keep that cycling-excitement alive all winter.
Until next year,
The UA Crew