SPECIAL BIKE ISSUE GUIDE: A SALUTE TO THE TRAILS, SHOPS, GEAR, AND GLORY OF BIKES IN BOSTON

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A salute to the trails, shops, gear, and glory of biking in Boston.

WHEEL-E: LOCAL TRIO REINVENT THE WHEEL, WITH HELP FROM “TRON”

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“I see the GeoOrbital wheel not only as a way to get more people into biking, but also as a way to make practical biking the norm, rather than the exception.”

COMPANY MEN: ENCORE APPAREL COMPANY OPENS IN CHARLESTOWN

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“I left banking [and] I wanted to try different things,” he says. “[But] some nights I lay in bed and think I’m crazy to have given up that career to take a shot at something [like this].”

CREATIONISTS: CREATE BOSTON STEPS IT UP IN YEAR FOUR, STAYS TRUE TO ORIGINS

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Fast forward four years and as many versions of the unique-to-Boston day of food, music, drinking, and interactive art, and you have an event that joins both worlds in a single collective whole.