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Get A Bicycle Advisory Committee In Your Community

Having an active Bicycle Advisory Committee can make the difference between a town that’s OK to bike in and one that is fantastic. Looking across the state, the communities with Bicycle Advisory Committees are the ones that stand out for their safer riding conditions, support of bicycle education programs, and strong bicycle culture. Northampton is […]

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Another Tragedy Saddens, Strengthens Our Resolve

We are saddened and troubled by yesterday’s death of Christopher Weigl, the BU graduate student killed in a collision with a tractor trailer. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and the wider community of cyclists. This tragedy, only weeks after another BU student was killed by an MBTA bus, calls for us to […]

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Light Up The Night!

With Daylight Savings Time behind us, it getting dark a lot earlier. This means it’s that time again – our annual “Light up the Night” blog post! Even though we put out a riding at night post every year, I don’t want you to think that this post is pro-forma.  We write this annual post […]

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Find Member Benefits Near You On This Cool Map!

Did you know that in addition to making Massachusetts better for biking, MassBike members also get discounts at businesses across the state? We are excited to announce that our member benefits program has been updated with even more exciting discounts for our members! To help organize all the discounts we offer, we have developed an […]

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Upcoming Lecture: Professor John Pucher – Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities (10/15)

Come see see Professor John Pucher lecture on Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America. Professor Pucher has especially tailored the talk to include many specific examples of good and bad walking and cycling conditions in the Boston Area.  He will also show several Excel graphics and GIS maps […]

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Upcoming Safety Class And Bikeable Communities Training

As the riding weather keeps flying by, it’s great to see so many people on their bikes. And what’s better than a lot of people biking around? Even MORE people biking around! We have two classes coming up soon that will help get even more people on their bikes, and keep them safe while doing […]

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Don’t Miss The Summer Century And Family Fun Ride!

We can’t believe it’s been three years since the Summer Century and Family Fun Ride started out. Last year, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the Red Bones barbeque finishing their rides. This year promises to be everything that has worked well in the past, plus some route modifications to make it even better. […]

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Pre-Order A Locally-Made MassBike Jersey!

You may have seen our post earlier this month letting you know that MassBike will be producing a limited run of jerseys made right here in Massachusetts. We will be taking orders for the jerseys until June 28, at which point we will submit the order to VOmax for production. Don’t miss your opportunity to […]

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Send Us Bay State Bike Week Pictures And Updates!

What a week it was! We had over 140 events this year, taking place from the Cape to the Berkshires, ranging from bike rides to film festivals to bike breakfasts! The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge finished with over 143,000 miles pledged, with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute just barely beating out MIT Lincoln Labs. And the […]

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Intern Returns As New Staff Member

Samantha Markovitz, who was an intern here at MassBike last summer, has returned as the new Program Associate after just graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. She’s eager to turn that hard-earned academic knowledge into an on-the-ground reality as she works to empower communities to build […]

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