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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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Update: Globe Gives Cyclists A Say

After the anti-cyclist column last week, the Globe today printed Letters to the Editor from MassBike Executive Director David Watson and others. Most of the letters touch on the theme that there is a broader issue of mutual respect among all road users, and targeting cyclists is not the solution.

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Globe Attacks Cyclists, MassBike Responds

Today’s Boston Globe included an anti-bicyclist column that focused on a narrow view of bicyclist behavior to argue that we should be banned from Boston streets. While risking drawing more attention to this screed than it deserves, MassBike thought it necessary to respond. MassBike Executive Director David Watson submitted the following letter to the editor: […]

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Statewide On-Bike Safety Classes Starting in August

Starting in August, several on-bike safety classes will be offered around the state as part of our restructured Education Program.  We have hired seven instructors located in the different regions who are eager to start using their bike education knowledge to teach hordes of bicyclists how to get where they’re going in comfort and with […]

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MassBike Offers Free Bike Safety Classes For Hubway Users

In late July, hundreds of shared bicycles and thousands of their users are going to be taking to the streets of Boston on the Hubway Bikeshare system. The City of Boston has ramped up efforts to improve safety and enforcement to improve the car-bicycle interaction, as reported today by The Boston Globe. A crucial addition […]

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