The leaves have mostly fallen, and so too has the pressure in your tires! Be sure to come by the BUCK to check and make sure you have enough air to combat flats.
Speaking of road conditions, the street surfaces are getting slipperier between the rain and all the fallen leaves. Stop in Saturday 11/4 for an all day brake check clinic, and we’ll keep you stopping safely.
If you do happen to catch a flat, or want to be prepared in case of the worst, we’ll be offering a flat fixing clinic, sending everyone home with a set of tire levers and a patch kit, plus plenty of practice. Tuesday 11/14 5:30-6:30
Despite the weather’s best efforts, there will be a November group ride! Transit Matters has an exhibit at the Boston Public Library, so we’ll explore a round trip route so you can check it out at your convenience. Saturday 11/18 11-1
If you’re planning to ride year round, come meet other winter commuters! Trade tips and tricks about layering, equipment, maintenance, and what to practice before the road surface starts to freeze. Hot beverages will be available Tuesday 11/28 5:30-6:30
As the sun drops lower, we’re reminded that a new state law passed in April requiring both front and rear lights 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise. If you find yourself caught after dark, our lights brigade will be out Tuesday nights 5-7pm to lead you home safely. They’ll also have a pump and lubrication to ease your commute. We would love additional hands giving them out if you’ve got time!
And for those dark mornings, come by Thursdays from 7-9am, because coffee, tea, or cocoa can jump start your day. The shop is open during those hours for drop in fixes, too.
Finally, the BUCK will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Thanksgiving week. If you need anything before break, be sure to come by Tuesday, or we’ll see you on the other side.