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(PRESS RELEASE) Boston Moving Gentle Giant Pedals Its New Bicycle Service

“Sustainable Business Leader” Gentle Giant Moving Company Unveils Diesel Free Way to Move Within Boston



1/4/2012

Somerville, MA - Environment and price-conscious residents on the move in Boston have embraced moving industry leader Gentle Giant Moving Company's ground-breaking new service; moves conducted using only specialized pedal-powered bicycles. The award winning moving company rolled out this innovative service which will allow Boston residents relocating within the city to move stress free without the use of large, diesel consuming trucks that require buying expensive, city-issued parking permits. By eliminating trucks from the moving equation, customers can still enjoy the same high quality, efficient move conducted by the courteous professionals at Gentle Giant, but at a lower financial and environmental cost.

The bicycles and trailers used by Gentle Giant's Bike Moves service are specialized for hauling heavy goods. The custom built trailers are made of aluminum and are capable of carrying 300 pounds. The Bike Moves service currently serves customers moving within the Boston metro area that seek a low-cost, high-quality, professional, and environmentally-friendly option. Students moving items into or out of storage, single apartment dwellers, and businesses needing local deliveries are a few examples of ideal customers for the Bike Moves service. It is a year-round service, and Bike Moves service takes every precaution with regard to the safe and timely transport of goods as Gentle Giant does with its truck moves.

Gentle Giant's Bike Moves service began when a local cycling enthusiast started helping people move furniture and boxes around town with his bicycle tractor-trailer rig to earn some extra cash. After some initial success, the entrepreneurial cyclist decided to bring the idea to a company that he felt had the resources and progressive culture needed to make bicycle-based moving a large scale reality: 31 year old, Boston-based Gentle Giant Moving Company. The clean, frugal service was outlined to Gentle Giant Founder and CEO Larry O'Toole, who loved the idea. "This initiative was a perfect fit for Gentle Giant," O'Toole explained. "Our local customers now have an environmentally friendly option which fits in perfectly with Gentle Giant's athletics and fitness focused company culture."


Customers choosing the Bike Moves service will get a minimum crew of two Giants with one or two bicycle rigs, with the option of a third rig and additional Giants if needed. If a customer is unsure whether Bike Moves service is the right choice for them, Gentle Giant will do an on-site visit with the customer to help decide. Those interested in the service can call Gentle Giant at 1-800-GIANT-MEN and inquire with the sales team.

 

About Gentle Giant Moving Company Inc.

Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, interstate moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, twelve-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing services and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its 18 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit www.gentlegiant.com



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