As a bike rider, you may have noticed that your morning commute or weekend ride is getting a little crowded. More bicyclists are taking to roads and paths, and even as the weather gets colder, routes across Massachusetts are still packed with people on bikes. With more bike riders out there, itâ€™s more important than ever to know that someone is looking out for bicyclists just like you.
Read more about how you can help build a better bicycling community in Massachusetts
MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, has been the voice for bike riders in Massachusetts for over 30 years. Every day, MassBike works to make your ride better. From the State House, to the classroom, to the roads of your commute or ride, we are working to make sure that you and other bicyclists are a priority.
We want to make 2010 a big year for bicycling and we need your help to do it! MassBike relies on membership to make our advocacy effective. Our membership gives us our political clout, shapes the bicycling community, and funds our campaigns. Weâ€™re asking you to join or help a friend to join MassBike today to be a part of making bicycling better in Massachusetts.
With the help of our members, here is what MassBike accomplished in 2009:
â€¢ Led the campaign for the passage of the Bicycle Safety Bill, which made 13 important changes to the law, making Massachusetts a safer place to bicycle.
â€¢ Launched our new safety campaign, Same Road, Same Rules, designed to educate both motorists and bicyclists about the rules of the road and bicyclistsâ€™ rights.
â€¢ Taught over 2,600 youth and 400 adults about how to safely ride a bicycle through our Safe Routes to Schools and adult education programs.
â€¢ Surveyed almost 1,800 road users to determine bicyclistsâ€™ and motoristsâ€™ behaviors and knowledge of bicycle laws.
â€¢ Held the first bicycling advocacy forum on Cape Cod through our Cape Cod & Islands Chapter.
â€¢ Encouraged more people to ride bikes with the MassBike Spins Ride Series, valet bike parking at events, Pump & Lube Stations, and Bay State Bike Week.
â€¢ Worked with the T and other advocates to get bike cages installed at the Forest Hills Station in the metro-Boston area and encouraged the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to install bike racks on buses, through our Pioneer Valley Chapter.
We are making a difference! By joining or giving a gift membership to MassBike today you can be a part of creating a better bicycling environment. If you arenâ€™t already a MassBike member, joining today will help to make our advocacy possible. If you are a MassBike member, giving a gift membership to another bike rider in your life is a great way to show that you care. And until January 1, 2010, anyone who joins or gives a gift membership will receive a FREE MassBike water bottle!
Join us by clicking one of the following options which will take you straight to our online store:
New Individual Membership
New Dual/Family Membership
Gift Individual Membership
Gift Dual/Family Membership
Or you can call us at the MassBike office at 617-542-2453.
MassBike needs your help to make 2010 a great year for bicycling. Join today and be a part of making a difference!
Don’t forget: Membership to MassBike also gets you or your friend great discounts at bike shops across Massachusetts, discounts on car insurance, special membership pricing on classes, and more. Just follow the links above to get or give a membership. And thanks for your support!