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Boston Marathon 2016 – MassBike’s Running to Ride Team!

Welcome aboard Jenn Blazejewski of Cambridge and Rob Larsen of Roslindale! We’re thrilled to announce that Jenn Blazejewski and Rob Larsen will be running Boston 2016 on behalf of MassBike as part of our Running to Ride Team, thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. With a collective fundraising goal of $20,000 we know that […]

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How to Stop Getting Buzzed – A Call to Action on Three Key Bills

By RICHARD FRIES, Executive Director   I’m riding 2×2 with a good friend in Gloucester, which sees more than its share of bicycles. Car traffic is light on this splendid autumn Sunday. We’re riding to the right, tightly enough so that our forearms occasionally bump as we chat about our spouses, our families, our jobs and […]

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Action Alert! National Public Transportation Safety Plan

Have you ever been passed too closely by a bus while riding your bike? Ever had to navigate a huge transit facility that felt unsafe? Can you think of a piece of property owned by a transit agency which could be used to make bicycling safer in your community? Today you can make a difference, […]

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Three Ribbons and a Bow

By RICHARD FRIES, Executive Director As I labored up a massive climb during the Vermont Overland Grand Prix I fixed my gaze on the little pink ribbon tied to my stem. The month of August had three ribbons for me. The one tied to my stem came at the service for Anita Kurmann, the young Swiss […]

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Finding Marie Antoinette in Plainville

A Route 1 Bike Lane Puts 20th Century Policy in a 21st Century Lens By Richard Fries, Executive Director Like many cyclists, I’m also a motorist. Our family of five gets by fine with just a 2006 Subaru which comes in handy for hauling things about the suburbs. Whenever I find myself idling in traffic alongside […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

Are We Getting Bikes to Everybody?  By Richard Fries, Executive Director I’m going to make a hideous assumption here that many of you readers actually drive through the Boston metro area on occasion. So the next time you are stuck in traffic on the Zakim Bridge, itself an architectural accent to the Boston skyline, look […]

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LAB Releases Latest Bicycle Friendly State Rankings

Mass Makes Great Leap Forward to Fourth Overall By LAUREN LeCLAIRE, MassBike Communications Coordinator BOSTON (May 11, 2015) – The League of American Bicyclists released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking with Massachusetts on its way to the top of the charts. Now in the top five in the country, Massachusetts jumped from number 10 to […]

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On Canada and “Common Sense”

By RICHARD FRIES As I pedaled onto the two-lane highway the onus of my actions gathered like a thunder cloud. On that summer day in 1995 I had brought my wife along with me on a tour of Nova Scotia. We had ridden out of Halifax for a day of touring and lighthouses and sea […]

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MassBike Bills Receive Substantial Sponsors

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (“MassBike”) is deeply appreciative of each of the state legislators that sponsored bills to make our roadways safer and more convenient for bicyclists. As the newly appointed executive director of MassBike I want to acknowledge and thank them for showing the political courage to support cycling and cyclists in Massachusetts. Please […]

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Action Alert: Help MassBike Get Sponsors For New Bike Safety Bills!

This month marks the start of a new two-year session in the Massachusetts Legislature, and MassBike has filed two bills designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable road users. MassBike’s bills are the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users” and the “Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes.” Thanks to Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative […]

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