MassBike Chapter Summit Success!

Not the MassBike Chapter Summit!

On December 4th, MassBike held it’s first Chapter Summit in Worcester and we are happy to report that the event was a success!

We had about 20 participants who took part in discussion and brainstorming about how MassBike can better create, support, and utilize our chapters. Participants ranged from current chapter members, to people interested in starting new chapters in their communities, to MassBike members looking to become more involved in the organization. We learned a lot about what chapters need and how MassBike can be stronger regionally. We’re already beginning to implement some of the ideas from the summit for better communication among the chapters and the MassBike staff.

Moving forward, you’ll hear more about what our chapters are doing locally. We’ll have updates on their campaigns and successes on our website and more info about their events on our calendar, so that you can see what MassBike has been doing regionally.

Our notes from the summit are available here (discussion notes) and here (flipchart/brainstorming notes). We welcome additional comments and thoughts.

Special thanks to our hosts in Worcester, Jonathan Church and the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), who provided great space and hospitality for the Summit.

If you’d like to get more involved with a chapter, find out more at the Pioneer Valley Chapter page, the Cape Cod and Islands Chapter page, or the Boston Chapter page. Not a chapter in your area, but interested in finding out more about starting one? Email bikeinfo@massbike.org to get more info.

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