Rock The Bike

Humble Beginnings: Rockin’ the Bike

With Rock The Bike a distant gleam in his eye, Paul Freedman is 16 years old working summers at Belmont Wheelworks when he gets his first taste of a social bike ride, rolling with co-workers to an after work friendly mountain bike race. When ‘Buddy Bob’, the manager of the Wheelworks’ Somerville store, shows up on a stretched out recumbent bike with music speakers bumpin’ and a keg in tow, the whole vibe changes from agro to groovy.