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Improving Dangerous Intersections In Underserved Communities

MassBike was recently invited by MassDOT to participate in a Road Safety Audit to help improve Morton Street in Mattapan. This is just one of many audits that take place around the state to improve our most dangerous intersections, and MassBike has been a strong supporter of this work. Fixing this corridor is important, and […]

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Bicycling at Night? Use Lights and Reflectors!

With the days already growing shorter and Daylight Savings Time set to end on November 6, it’s time to prepare for riding in the dark. So, without further ado, here is 2011’s edition of the “Light Up Your Ride” blog post series. The key to riding safely in low-light situations (such as foggy or rainy […]

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Wrapping Up The Bike Class Season

Despite getting a late start, it’s been a big summer for the Education Program here at MassBike. It’s with a tinge of sadness that we schedule the last of the classes for 2011 because that means we’ll have to wait for the spring thaw to start them back up. That means it’s your last chance […]

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It’s Time To Get Past Rage

What happens when the hostile rhetoric we see in local media leaves the page and comes to life on the streets? I had the misfortune to experience it first-hand yesterday. I was intentionally hit by a motorist, who used his car to push me and my bike out of the way while I was stopped […]

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MassDOT And RMV Bringing Bicyclist Safety To Drivers

As part of our ongoing work with MassDOT, this year MassBike has been expanding our cooperation with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. In May, our collaboration resulted in a revised Go By Bike brochure, released during Bay State Bike Week. But there have been two other notable milestones in our work with RMV this year: […]

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What’s With All The Hate?

I wasn’t really surprised by the recent screeds against bicyclists in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. These seem to come in flurries every once in a while, first one media outlet, then others not wanting to be left out of the resulting mayhem. Generating controversy is a common tactic for the media, and […]

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Bike Classes Abound

After getting up and running over the past two months, skills and safety classes are taking place around the state with enthusiastic reception. Take a look at the class offerings coming up, and RSVP or register while there’s still time! Basics of Better Biking This is a four-hour on-bike course, we go over tips on […]

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Request Free Bike Safety Classes At Your Kids’ Schools

The school year is coming up fast, so we wanted to let parents know about the bike safety classes available to kids between grades 4 and 8. Every year, we instruct thousands of children on how to ride their bike safely, and we want to reach thousands more this fall!  We need your help to […]

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Bike Safety Classes Are Rolling!

Our new and improved on-bike safety class, Basics of Better Biking, has three scheduled times and locations – with more coming soon!  The classes so far are: Saturday, August 13th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Brockton, MA Parking Lot at the intersection of Lincoln St. and School St. Saturday, August 20 9:00 AM – 2:00 […]

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Hubway Is Launched, MassBikers Quick To Join

On Thursday, July 28th, the City of Boston, in partnership with the MBTA, MassDOT, and MAPC launched the New Balance Hubway Bikeshare Program.  Executive Director David Watson was there among other advocates and officials to kick off the start of the program.  We are especially excited because MassBike members make up about 25% of initial […]

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