The busiest time for bicycling in Massachusetts is right around the corner: Bay State Bike Week starts this Saturday!
MassBike will be out at events all week, encouraging people to ride and letting bicyclists know just how much we love them.
On Monday through Thursday, MassBike staff and Boston-area volunteers will be doing t-shirt and ankleband giveaways at various locations during the morning commute. In the evenings, we’ll be doing our Pump & Lube service stations, giving bicyclists some air for their tires, cleaning their chains, and telling them about what is going on for bicyclists and at MassBike.
We need volunteer support to make our events happen, so if you can join us during a morning or evening commute please let us know! We’ll have t-shirts for volunteers, plus our undying appreciation and the good feeling you get from supporting your state-wide bicycle advocacy organization.
If you can join us for volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you can help out. If you can’t volunteer, stop by to get a shirt or get some love for your bike.
Here is where we’ll be:
Morning Giveaways – 8:15am-9:00am
Monday: Broadway & Galileo Galilei Way (Cambridge)
Tuesday: Southwest Corridor (near Stony Brook)
Wednesday: Massachusetts Ave. Bridge (Cambridge side)
Thursday: Beacon & Aberdeen St. (Boston)
Pump & Lube Stations – 5:15-6:15
Monday – Southwest Corridor (Near Stony Brook)
Tuesday – Broadway & Galileo Galilei Way (Cambridge)
Wednesday – Davis Square
Thursday – Massachusetts Ave. Bridge (Cambridge side)
Friday – Charles River Esplanade (near the Hatch Shell)
You can check out the PV calendar here, but highlights include the Bay State Village Big Bike Bonanza, Northampton and Amherst Bike Breakfasts, and the Manhan Rail Trail Grand Opening (MassBike Executive Director David Watson and Program Manager Price Armstrong will also be on hand for the ceremony).
Highlights from the Cape Cod & Islands Chapter include Bike-to-Work Day on Wednesday, May 18 and the Cape Cod Cycling/MassBike Ride in Hyannis on Thursday, May 19 (David & Price will be on the Hyannis ride as well). You can find the full calendar for the Cape & Islands here.
Plus, there are a couple events during the week whose proceeds go to MassBike.
On Sunday, May 15, you can ride on the Pedal2Pints Bike Brewery Tour. Take your bike our for a spin and enjoy some local breweries, all while supporting bicyclist advocacy.
You can also come to the Ciclismo Classico Bike Film Fest on Wednesday, May 18 from 7-10pm. Stop by to enjoy some great bike films, a raffle, and free refreshments!