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Metro Pedal Power Is Hiring

Written by Boston Biker on Jun 19

From the Metro Pedal Power Website:

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We need some good strong-hearted riders to join our team! If you want a job working with awesome people that pays you to get exercise, be outside all day, and get lots of local farm veggies, all while making a real impact on our urban ecology, then this is for you!

MetroPedal Power is hiring delivery drivers.
Hit us up if you’re interested, or pass the message along to others you know who might be!
Introductions, letters, and resumes should be sent to [email protected]
Ride On!

Please check out the full job description HERE

METRO PEDAL POWER
DELIVERY DRIVER

Metro Pedal Power is seeking vibrant, athletic and self-motivated individuals to join our team of delivery drivers. We are a small growing company advancing the role of bicycles and human powered vehicles for last mile transportation in urban areas. We are currently seeking part time delivery riders who are interested in the opportunity to grow with the company.

Delivery Driver Role and Responsibilities:

  • parcel delivery and other hauling services around the urban Boston area using our unique pedal-trucks, bicycle trailers, and other cargo bikes
  • developing and practicing excellent road etiquette, fostering mutual respect with other road users.
  • autonomous time management, completing deliveries and routes on deadlines.
  • providing excellent customer service in the field on both ends of the delivery process.

Ideal candidate:

  • is comfortable, professional, and safe navigating Metro Boston streets and traffic on a bike
  • is passionate about the role of the bicycle in transforming urban culture
  • is responsible, dependable, and punctual.
  • is meticulous and detail oriented at work.
  • maintains healthy personal appearance and has positive attitude.
  • has an entrepreneurial spirit, learns quickly and can problem solve on the fly
  • is able to endure harsh New England weather conditions while maintaining professionalism and superior customer service
  • takes full ownership and accountability for their work
  • embodies our shared values of providing an excellent and unique service, a voluntary and collaborative workplace, and of advancing the movements of local community economy.

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Power To The Pedals Film Premiere

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 22

Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change Trailer from Heather Merrill on Vimeo.

Boston Premiere of the Documentary Film “Power to the Pedals”

The Boston premiere of “Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change” takes place Friday, April 25, 2014 at the BSA Space (Boston Society of Architects), 290 Congress Street, Boston.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the film begins at 7. Tickets are $ 10, $5 for BSA members. Reservations are required via the BSA

The 30-minute film tells the inspiring story of local of entrepreneur Wenzday Jane, the driving force behind Somerville’s innovative cargo-bike business, Metro Pedal Power.


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The Green Juice Bike…Coming Soon? I Guess That’s Up To You.

Written by Boston Biker on May 22

Kickstarter has all manner of interesting projects on it. Here is one that local boston bikers/health food enthusiasts might like.

Green Force Juices will be a pedal powered mobile juice bar practicing sustainable methods of offering healthy drinks to the Boston area. Green Force Juices will live by the idea of ‘mobile nature’, visiting schools, office buildings, and local parks. Green Force Juice Bar will be a “zero-waste” operation. Everything that is produced by Green Force Juices will be collected on board and then brought to Metro Pedal Power’s compost and recycling center. Green Force Juices does not green wash and use terms that is does not stand for. It’s mobility, compostability, sustainability and drinkability are just some of it’s values. It’s more then just being organic, local and fair trade. There is no waste in nature and there is no waste on board. Green as in the true color of wheatgrass and force as in the life force and high frequency of living plant based superfoods.

Lets jump start the Juice revolution together!

if you want to get in on the ground floor as it were, head over to kickstarter and throw the projects some of your hard earned money.


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Bike Swap Meet This Sunday

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 29

From Ant Bike Mike’s Blog

We are going to have a Bicycle Swap Meet this Sunday October 3rd 2pm to 5pm.

The event will be held at the parking lot of Metro Pedal Power and in conjunction with Electric City Cyles in Somerville MA at:

11 Olive Sq Somerville MA.[Union Sq area]

Hopefully we will not have to many people drawn away to the Cyclo-Cross race in Gloucester!

The weather is looking good, so a good day for the meet. I will have a lots of components that I need to move on and several bikes that I would like to find homes for:

New saddle bags, WALD big mesh baskets, Mavic front hubs, Pauls disc front hub, Level rear fixed/free mtn hub and many other parts new and used.

I have 2 Schwinn 5 speed diamond frame Suburbans with new tires, brake pads, chain and cables. WALD rear baskets on both $60.00 each

I have a 80s Schwinn 62cm road bike. New powder red metallic coat, cables, apds, tires, chainrings. $120.00

Maybe some other various ANT bikes at great deals.

Hope to see you there.

Last years I got a wheel for 9 bucks, it was pretty rad.


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Metro Ped Offering Local CSA Delivery!

Written by Boston Biker on May 14

Below is the spring news letter from Metro Pedal Power, they are awesome and you should check them out.

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Springtime is for CSA’s!

Pedal-Powered delivery for Local Farm Shares

It’s shaping up to a beautiful spring here in New England. We’re replacing our winter coats and gloves for sunglasses and shorts. If you are like us, your fridge is in some serious need of spring cleaning. Why not fill it up with fresh, locally grown produce?

Just in time for the spring, we are very excited to offer local farm shares delivered right to your door via Metro Pedal Power. Choose which CSA is right for you, and sign up through our website.

Silverbrook Farm (summer, fall): Six farms in the Dartmouth /Westport area of MA collaboratively providing 19 weeks of: Fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, jam, bread, eggs, and other farm products. Delivering via MetroPed to Cambridge, Somerville and Watertown. Click here for more info or to sign up for the Silverbrook CSA

  • Parker Farm (summer, fall) Lunenburg, MA. Ex-Punk-Rocker turned Farmer: Steve Parker offers a robust, simple, affordable CSA in the Metro Boston area. We deliver Parker Farm shares in most areas of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. CLICK HERE to sign up.
  • Enterprise Farm (Year-Round), a certified organic grower for over 25 years in Whately, MA recently made the jump to a YEAR-ROUND CSA option with the help of other partner farms on the east coast region. Sign up now or anytime!
  • Red Fire Farm (summer, fall, early winter), a certified organic farm in Granby, MA producing a beautiful diversity of vegetables, flowers, and fruit. – Click here to sign up! Deliveries to Downtown Boston, Jamaica Plain, Somerville and Cambridge *ALMOST SOLD OUT*
  • Shared Harvest CSA (winter only)
  • Lionette’s Market CSM (Year-Round) has developed a family legacy of supporting local farms and producers by operating a “local-only” retail store in Boston’s South End. Now offering home delivery of a variety of market share options, meat, dairy and other products.
  • Harvard Book Store – Green Delivery!

    We have a word problem for you:

    a.) Mary enjoys shopping for books by driving to the large national chain bookstore at the mall.

    b.) Greg often orders books online, paying premium to expedite his orders from across the country.

    c.) Sam purchases books from the Harvard Book Store website, and has those books delivered to his doorstep by Metro Pedal Power the same day he ordered it!

    Which one of these book worms is making an effort to support their local economy and their environment?

    The answer was recently featured in the Boston Phoenix, who picked Metro Pedal Power’s alliance with the Harvard Book Store as one of the best shopping experiences the local community could ask for. Local book lovers can order books through the harvard.com website, and their purchases will be delivered by Metro Pedal Power’s emission-free vehicles. In-stock items ship the same day.


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    Bike Move!

    Written by Boston Biker on Mar 21

    Myself and some friends did a bike move this weekend. Worked like a charm. Moved all the stuff, even the big stuff, didn’t use a single drop of gas. Had a great great time too. Special thanks to Metro Pedal Power for helping with the cargo trike, and the Dutch Bicycle Company for letting us borrow two big cargo bikes! You guys rocked!

    Lots and lots of pictures below.

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    Metro Pedal Power Spring Bike Swap!

    Written by Boston Biker on Mar 04

    Metro Pedal Power has been cool enough to donate their space for a big ole fashion bike swap and buy. Bring your old parts/frames/bikes/money cause their will be a lot of people there to trade/buy your stuff!

    Spring Swap Meet
    Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm
    11 Olive Square

    There will be a grill, tables for your stuff, and bike people not on the internet! So bring you hard earned dollars, ’cause bikes are recession proof. More info here.


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    Metro Pedal Power Now With Books

    Written by Boston Biker on Feb 20

    Our buddies over at Metro Ped. (Holla!) just scored a sweet deal with Harvard books to truck books around.

    Next time you want a good read but don’t feel like venturing into the cold, Harvard Book Store will deliver right to your door—by bicycle.

    The bookstore’s new green delivery service that started last week offers faster delivery than regular shipping, said Heather Gain, marketing manager at the store. Harvard Book Store guarantees next-day delivery to Cambridge residents in seven zip codes and one-to-three-day delivery to Boston, although deliveries might be even faster, she said.

    The bicycle service is provided by Somerville-based Metro Pedal Power, a local business that delivers agricultural products, Gain said. Delivery rates are $5 for the first book and $1 for each additional book, not only for the green service but now for anywhere in the U.S. by traditional mail.(via)

    Awesome! Way to go. So in the future you might see Dan pull up to your place with a bike full of books, be nice to him, books are heavy.


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