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Bike Sharing Comes To Two UMass Campuses

Recently, bike share programs have received a lot of press thanks to Boston’s new Hubway system. But in addition to Hubway, colleges and universities across the state are also continuing the roll-out of bike share programs. Most recently, UMass campuses at Amherst and Lowell have announced the start of new bike share programs in an […]

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Keep Bikes A Priority In National Parks And Open Spaces

If you value parks and open space, now is the time to be heard. The National Park Service requires the state to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since the LWCF was established in 1965, more than […]

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East Boston Environmental Justice Bike Tour

On July 23rd, MassBike was in East Boston helping out with putting on the Chelsea River Revel.  The annual event, organized by the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) and the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG), builds community and supports a sense of place in East Boston through events like river kayaking, a soccer tournament, and […]

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Vive le Vélo! – Bastille Day Ride

Allez! On July 14, 1789 the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille. On July 17, 2011, the cyclists of MassBike will meet at the French Cultural Center in Boston’s Back Bay, then storm via vélo (bicycle) to Harvard Square for the Holyoke Street party. We will go by way of Boston College to see some […]

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State And Cities Receive Bike Friendly Awards

As a part of their Bicycle Friendly America program, the League of American Bicyclists has released the 2011 rankings for all 50 states and issued awards to those that chose to apply for further recognition. Due to the hard work of MassDOT, MassBike, and other advocates, Massachusetts has moved up from 16th place to 9th, and […]

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MassBike Membership Deal: Join During Bike Month And Save

The weather is beautiful, and MassBike wants cycling in Massachusetts to be just as nice. We need your support to make it happen. So, just as budding flower blossoms sweeten the air, MassBike is sweetening the incentive to become a member of the Commonwealth’s only statewide bicycling advocacy group. During Bike Month (May) you can […]

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Hubway Bikeshare Officially Coming To Boston!

The Hubway regional bike sharing program was inaugurated on Thursday outside of Boston City Hall with the signing of a contract between the City of Boston and Alta Bicycle Share, the future operator of the system.  Despite blustery conditions, hundreds of people came out to listen to several high-profile speakers and watch the important moment […]

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UPDATED: Boston Making Big Bike Announcement Thursday

UPDATE: The news is out – it’s the long-awaited bike share system, now called Hubway. The contract is being signed at the ceremony today and the launch is scheduled for July. Click here for the Globe story. This just in from the City of Boston. No other details are available, but it sounds like it […]

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Bay State Bike Week 2011

The 2nd annual Bay State Bike Week is set for May 14-20, a week of celebrating bicycle transportation across the Commonwealth. Last year was the first year that MassDOT and MassBike partnered to make Bay State Bike Week a truly statewide celebration and, as we learned, unique in the country. This year Bay State Bike […]

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Surveys: Boston Bike Share & Middlesex Fells

MassBike recently learned of two surveys and thought that you might be interested. First, you can help name the Boston bike share program! The planning team has come up with a survey and would like some input on potential names. The survey should take a minute or two and you can find it here. The […]

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