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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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    Winter CSA – Shares Still Available! Get Your Food Delivered By Bike

    Written by Boston Biker on Feb 02

    Got this from Metro Ped, looks pretty awesome.

    MetroPed

    Metro Pedal Power (formerly New Amsterdam Project)

    MetroPed recently teamed up with Enterprise Farm offering home/office delivery of their Winter CSA in Cambridge, Somerville and now in Jamaica Plain and other parts of Boston. There are still shares available in these locations and still a couple of dark winter months to get through. Click here for more information about the CSA. To sign up send an email to [email protected]

    How it works

    You pay for your share up-front at the start of each month. Every week, we will deliver your pre-packed share to your home or office. Delivery in Cambridge and Somerville is Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays in JP.

    There are two share sizes to choose from, small and large. The Winter CSA runs through March, and includes fruits, vegetables and herbs. Studies have shown that customers get a better value by joining a CSA than shopping at a supermarket. It’s the sustainable, local alternative and supports our farms!

    Stay tuned for more news from Metro Pedal Power!

    Enterprise Farm
    Winter CSA
    Are you longing for the Farmers Markets? Receive a weekly share of veggies from Enterprise farm and other partner farms in MA and throughout the East Coast, all winter long. Enterprise is developing an East Coast regional food-shed, providing a range of products from the smallest footprint possible.

    What’s Included?

    Items range from New England storage crops, greenhouse greens to North Carolina sweet potatoes, Florida tomatoes and citrus. Enterprise sources items through partnerships with small farms throughout the East Coast whose farming practices are aligned with our own values.
    Prices include delivery:
    Small Share – $30.50/week
    Large Share – $40.50/week

    Click Here for a Sign-Up Form


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    Metro Pedal Power Movie Screening Tonight!

    Written by Boston Biker on Jan 06

    There will be a short film about Metro Pedal Power made by a Harvard Grad student being screened TONIGHT. For those of you not in the know, Metro Pedal Power is the new name (to go with the new ownership) of the New Amsterdam Project. They are the really cool people who deliver stuff in those massive and awesome cargo bikes.

    The screening will be at the Carpenter Center (Harvard Film Archive bldg on Quincy st in Cambridge) at 7pm along with other student film shorts. should be fun.
    7pm tonight – FREE


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    The Word On The Street

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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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    • Is This Street Wide Enough? April 16, 2014
      TweetI have posted a video of a group of avid recreational cyclists riding on Hampshire Street in Cambridge, in the middle of the day. Ah, once again, bostonbiker.org won’t let me embed a video, but you may view it in … Continue reading →
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