It’s really impressive – we’ve already gotten some emails and phone calls from Bay State Bike Week organizers asking what the dates are for 2013, because they have already started planning their events.
This year, Bay State Bike Week will take place from May 11 – 19. And for the first time includes both weekends to extend the fun even more!
Last year, there were over 150 events around the state, ranging from bike breakfasts to bike rides to bike festivals – basically, if it was bike-related, it was on the calendar. On our end, we have already started meeting with our partners at MassDOT and MassRIDES to plan website updates, what kinds of goodies we will have for partner organizations, and how to support even more events in more communities.
The state has made two announcements this past year which make Bay State Bike Week even more relevant. First, the state released its draft GreenDOT Implementation Plan, MassDOT’s Sustainability Policy. Second, the state recently announced mode shift goals which centered on tripling biking, walking and transit by 2030. Events like Bay State Bike Week will be crucial in raising the profile of bicycling as a safe, fun, and convenient way to get around.
Whether you’re an event organizer, past event attendee, or just someone who likes to bike, be sure to mark your calendars. See you in May!