#PinkArgyle joined EF Education First in Boston on Sunday for EF Hub on Wheels. The City of Boston’s only annual citywide ride features car-free streets, including Storrow Drive. The event serves as a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Logan Owen joined thousands of New Englanders on the 40-mile Emerald Necklace Loop through Boston’s iconic neighborhoods, historic parks, along the Charles River and down to the Atlantic Ocean. A 10-mile Downtown Route was also offered.
“The ride through downtown Boston was amazing,” said Owen. “My favorite part was riding along the Charles River. After the event, we hung out in City Hall Plaza to greet fans, hand out some EF swag, and take pictures.”
Owen, along with 30 of his new EF colleagues, was responsible for ensuring every ride participant received an EF backpack packed with a multi-country adapter, passport holder, packing cubes, water bottle, parka, umbrella, earphones and mini flashlight – all the necessary accessories for a travel adventure.
In addition to staffing the event, EF Education First, Hub on Wheels’ new multi-year title sponsor, had more than 40 Hope Riders riding and raising funds for Boston Children’s, along with 20 additional riders who completed the Downtown Loop. The group was the top Hope Riders fundraising team since the event’s inception in 2005.
“It was really cool to see how passionate all the EF employees are about what they do and what they stand for as a company,” said Owen. “I had a great time and really hope I can come back next year for the ride again.”
Shane Steffens, President of EF Pro Cycling, tackled the 10-mile ride with his son.
“Hub on Wheels was a fun way to further introduce Team EF to our new colleagues at EF Education First as well as to the broader Greater Boston cycling community, all while supporting the critical work of pediatric cancer researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital,” said Steffens. “We are incredibly proud that EF stepped in as the event’s new, multi-year title sponsor, and prouder still of the $15,000 raised independently by EF staff who rode as part of Children’s Hope Riders program.
“We are also grateful for the support of our team’s sponsors, including Cannondale, New Balance, and POC, for donating items to our silent auction for Children’s Hospital,” Steffens added. “We look forward to more successful Hub on Wheels in the years to come.
All photos by Greg Cooper on behalf of EF Education First.