To provide our clients with financial guidance based on their values and priorities, and to help them build and maintain wealth regardless of long-term market and economic conditions. Our Westborough firm is also fervently committed to providing the best possible client service and communication along the way. Because financial management isn’t just about money; it’s about being attuned to what our clients need from us, what’s most important to them and how we can best help them achieve their financial goals.
Welcome to Cycle Loft, since 1976, Boston’s choice for bicycles, service, clothing, and advice–2016 marks many changes as we turn 40 years old. We recently moved to a brand new store just 2 miles from our old store in Burlington. The service center and showroom are now both on one floor. The Middlesex Commons shopping plaza is easy to get to by bike or car, from Lexington and the Route 128/95–we have a great place to test ride bikes and more than enough parking (finally!). We have an incredible selection of services and products to enhance your bicycle riding experience. You can trust our team to make your shopping experience rewarding.
Cycle Loft’s been around since 1976, when the first Cycle Loft was in nearby Lexington Center, on Muzzey Street. Any guesses how it got the name? Well, it’s pretty simple, the first Cycle Loft was much, much smaller than our present building–it was on the second floor of a small building–anytime you wanted to bring your bike upstairs for service, you just gave a holler and someone would come down and help out. That’s how it all got started. For a couple years, there actually were two Cycle Lofts–the one in Lexington, and where we are now, here in Burlington. Then, when the business kept growing, Burlington became the single location. The building we just vacated was built in 1997 and served us well for 20 years; our newest location is even better and will serve everyone to an even greater extent!
While working as a sport scientist and coach for a professional cycling team, Dr. Allen Lim started making his own training food and sports drinks from scratch for the cyclists because too many of the pre-packaged sports bars and drinks that were marketed or given to them were laden with artificial ingredients and literally making them sick to their stomach.
Soon, word of the “Secret Drink Mix” was spreading fast and it was clear that the demand for our all natural drink mixes extended far beyond cyclists or endurance athletes. Race car drivers, rock climbers, concerned parents, Peace Corps workers, and normal active people looking for healthy food and drink alternatives were buying the product and hungry for more knowledge and ideas.
That is exactly who we are and who we make our eyewear for. Our mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. We design, test, and torture our product to enhance your sport whether you’re running a 5k, riding your first century or playing 18 holes on Sunday. Tifosi defines us; we are enthusiasts about our product, our sport, and our fun.
In 2003, we set out to create an eyewear brand that stood for quality, style, function, and value. With the support and passion of our partners and customers, Tifosi has grown to become a recognized, relevant, and trusted brand in cycling, running, outdoor and golf. We would like to take a moment to thank you, our loyal customers, without whom we could not have succeeded. Thank you for helping to make Tifosi the #1 selling brand of eyewear in specialty cycling and running stores.* We look forward to the future, and as always, we welcome your feedback and input in helping Tifosi to be the best brand of sports optics in the world.
– Joe & Elizabeth Earley
Michael and Paul started ConnectPay in 2009, grounding their new company in a commitment to first-name-basis service and technology-first innovation. ConnectPay has steadily built a reputation as a flexible and responsive resource for all of its clients with a complete suite of solutions that make growing your business easier.
Today, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses use ConnectPay to process payroll, automate taxes, and integrate data. And every single one of them is able to leverage ConnectPay’s services and resources while remaining connected to their own independent brokers and advisors. Our customers trust us to make their core business activities simpler, and we trust them to choose the best and brightest brokers for their unique needs.
Mutual trust is a beautiful thing.
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation.
MassBike’s Vision for the Future
Bicycling in Massachusetts is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable way to get around. Roads throughout the state are safe and welcoming for cyclists, and all users interact in a courteous and legal manner. Car-free pathways connect our communities, bicycles are fully integrated into our public transportation system, and secure bike parking is located where people need it. People of all kinds and means choose to bicycle for life, work, and play.
Since 1977 we have been actively involved I the research and development of ventilation and moisture dispersal properties for different fabrics. The fruit of these efforts is the Craft Principle, our way of providing functional training and competition wear that ensures the best body micro-climate (the temperature and moisture conditions closest to the body) for optimal performance.
An intensive training session will result in the body producing a considerable amount of sweat. This is just how it should be and a confirmation that you are pushing your limits. If you are not wearing functional clothes, the sweat will remain in place and block the pores, causing your body heat to rise. Eventually, the clothes will turn into a damp, cold and heavy “envelop”, relentlessly hampering your performance.
The story of UnTapped began both on a bike and a pair of skis. UnTapped Maple founders, professional cyclist Ted King and the Cochran family of professional alpine skiers, naturally gravitated to the organic simplicity of maple syrup. Not for any gimmick or flashy advertising, not because of the work chemists were doing to alter something that is already just right, but simply because maple syrup truly worked for their energy needs. With their collective understanding of the natural, viable energy of maple syrup, they started UnTapped in late 2013.
Pure maple syrup is produced simply by removing water from maple sap, leaving behind the liquid gold that we know and love. This lack of heavy processing leaves a multitude of benefits in the syrup that one finds lacking from other sweeteners and gels. Which is precisely why those gels are artificially sweetened, flavored, and supplemented, whereas UnTapped remains pure.
Three years on, Cycle-Smart isn’t just a part of me, but has made me a part of it, taking on a life of it’s own, and defining itself along the way. At the start, Cycle-Smart began simply as a way to try and turn all the activities I was involved in on a volunteer basis into something I could do for a living: coaching riders, organizing and promoting races, and managing teams. As I came to the end of the period I spent racing my bike as my sole source of income, I wanted to find a way to give that time and the experience I had acquired more value and importance. I had always done that through volunteerism, but I felt that now I had an opportunity to dedicate myself to those things full time and improve the quality of the work I did.
In pursuing that end, Cycle-Smart has filled many roles. It’s become a business, yes, but business is perhaps the least important part of the whole. Cycle-Smart has become a community, a congregation, and a collective, depending on a large group of people sharing an experience. It’s a place to exchange ideas and to build things. It’s a creative outlet, it’s therapy, insanity, activism, and social construction. Most of the time, it leaves me with more questions than answers.
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