Title brought to you by our very own, Daniel. OK, so we are starting to pick up a lot which of course leads into delivering a lot more. This not only fills four to five full routes a day on our red cargo trikes, but sends us out on even more tasks by ANT. Thanks to Mike Flanagan of A.N.T. and our shop lead engineer, mechanic, fabricator, head honcho Erik Petterson, we now have two more ANT’s in our fleet fully decked out to get any task done.
Thanks to our “rookie” driver Brett for breathing some life into this blog.
He is an amazing addition to the already super-hero Metro Pedal team!
Here is a blurry picture I took of Brett in the shop getting ready to go out on a run. So sweet and good-natured looking 🙂 We will get better pictures up here soon. In fact it is time for a company-wide photo shoot soon before we run out of this awesome spring weather. Pedal Power Photography, holla at us!
Spring is an exciting time for us. It is the time when the job really pays off. Pity slowly turns to envy. After months and months of grueling New England winter; sleet, slush and snow; sub-freezing temperatures and loads of sympathy from everyone who sees us “suffering” on the road. After all that, we get the pay-off. Working outside in those scarce spring days, when the sun is shining, the breezes are slight, and […]
Did you know Boston has a fully functioning farm right on the Brookline-Jamaica Plain line? How about full time bee keepers? Or how about the thousands of pounds of goat cheese that comes down regularly from Western Mass, New Hampshire and Vermont? What about the 100 % pure maple syrup you love so much on[…]
Today we helped Boloco shuttle supplies from one of their local stores to the Head of the Charles Regatta Festival in Cambridge. The river waterfront was closed to automobile traffic so the job would have been nearly impossible without us! Trikes to the rescue! That’s John Pepper, CEO of Boloco giving our vehicle a spin.[…]
A.lternative N.eeds T.ransportation – MetroPed got an ANT bike! I have been a big fan of ANT cargo bikes ever since I first saw a front-loader parked out in front of Broadway Bicycle School back in 2002. Mike Flannigan (ant bike mike) is a renowned builder who has been hand-crafting bicycles in the Boston Area[…]
We used the new trailer on Saturday for the first time doing a job for Harvard University. The trailer handles exceptionally well and nearly doubles our hauling capacity! Best suited for short trips on relatively flat terrain, it works perfectly for hauling stuff around a campus. We were hired by Harvard to help collect and consolidate reuseable donations during freshman move-out weekend. We hauled 40-50 yards of stuff in about 8 hours on Saturday. Couches, refrigerators, shelving units, futon frames, bags and bags of clothing, books, etc. It’s amazing how much stuff […]
Another article in the paper today. Thanks to Tania Mejer for a great story in the Boston Herald’s Earth Day edition. Also, thanks to Larry Slotnick for a great testamonial about our service: “Their rates are fair, their drivers are completely customer-focused and they are reliable – great business partners to have,” said Taza Chocolate[…]
Here’s Erik pictured in the Boston Phoenix “Best of 2009” showing you the way to go! Support your local bookstore, with the convenience of online ordering. Get same day or next day delivery! (for most in-stock items) Read all about it!
That’s right. Made of steel, hot dipped in zinc, that’s us! According to a recent news article about us in the Somerville News Here’s the headline:. “These bike couriers save fossil fuels and help galvanize the local business economy” (read the rest of the story) I think this is a great article (if I do[…]
It was a lot of fun, but I have to say, having manned the booth for three full days, I am a little tired of running my mouth off. Seriously though, […]