Treat your Velotine! February at the BUCK

two students work together to tune up a bike together
Bring a bike, bring a buddy, and celebrate your Velotine

The grey days of winter are upon us. Beat them back at the BUCK! We’re back this month with a variety of events to keep you warm and build connections to the cycling community. One of the most frequent comments we hear at the BUCK is about the lack of riding buddies. Instead of trying to convert your friends, come meet some new folks who already know life is better on two wheels. Want to talk about transit? We’re here for that, too!

We’re starting the month off by celebrating Faculty and Staff who commute by bike! You’re not alone!  More and more employees are getting to BU by bike and some even ride in the winter. No matter when you ride, you are invited to join us on 2/1 from 4-6p for fellowship, snacks, drinks, and prizes. We’ll be showing off our new “Cycle Kitchen,” soliciting input on bike facilities, and swapping commuting tips. This year’s prize drawing will include Bar Mitts, fenders, and a tune-up from Landry’s. Bring your bike if you want to put it in the stand and tune it up a bit yourself.

For anyone riding right now, come celebrate Winter Bike to Work day Friday 2/9, from 4-7p. Warm up before your commute home, trade tips and tricks, and meet other folks who are braving the elements right now. Feeling especially soggy about it? Consider dropping in to figure out what kind of fenders are right for your bike, so we can help keep you dry. Snacks and warm beverages provided.

Whether you’re riding all year round, or you put your wheels away before it got cold, your bike could probably use a little love. Prepare for the next snow storm OR sunny day by treating your Velotine to a thorough cleaning. Bring a bike, bring a buddy, and through the power of teamwork, get it done together. We’ll set up some extra stands if needed! Wed Feb 14, 5-7p

Speaking of building community, we’re teaming up with local bike collective Commonwheels to bring you a Hot Cocoa Ride, Saturday 2/17. The BUCK will open at 9:45 for air and lubrication and ride will start at 10a. Expect a party pace of about 10mph, three stops for cocoa, coffee, or pastries, or bring your own. Let this guided ride expand your cafe horizons. Be prepared to ride with gloves and ear coverings- the cold won’t stop us, but inclement weather might, so check our instagram Friday night, and get ready to make new friends.

Rounding out the month, we’re having another movie night. Catch Ovarian Psycos 5-7p on Friday, Feb 23. This powerful 2016 film centers on a group of Latina women who use regular bike rides as a tool for social change in East LA.

Ongoing events:

Want to keep your the Comm Ave cycle track LIT? Volunteer with a buddy Tuesday nights, 5-7, to hand out lights to commuters. State Law says a white front and red rear light are both required 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise. Keep our fellow riders seen and safe, and get the word out about the BUCK. Hot beverages provided to volunteers. Please sign up in advance so we know to expect you!

End of the week getting you down? Commuter Coffee, Thursday mornings from 8am until the coffee runs out. Grab a mug and join other cyclists to vent about your commute while giving your bike a quick ABC check. If coffee isn’t your thing, we’ve also got tea and cocoa for guests.

Is there an event you’d like to see or host at the BUCK? Email us or drop in during open shop hours to chat!