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Why Bicyclists Should Care About The T’s Financial Crisis

MassBike exists to serve the bicycling community, and that is our focus. But we also take a broad view of our transportation system and how bicycling fits into it. To advance those efforts, in 2011 MassBike joined a new coalition of transportation-related organizations, Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), working for an environmentally sustainable, reliable and affordable […]

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Going By Bike In Worcester

I’ve been reading lately about all the great bike things going on around the state, and I didn’t want to leave our second biggest city totally out of the conversation. I’m a MassBike instructor based out of Worcester, and I thought it would be nice to write a little bit about biking here in Central […]

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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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Good Bike Manners

With the roads as busy as they are, we bicyclists need to look out for each other. A big part of that is riding safely around other bicyclists. There are a few simple things we can do to all get along a little better, keeping in mind that we’re all in the same community of […]

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MassBike Takes Third In MassCommuter Challenge

This year, MassBike finished third in its size category (1-24 employees) in the MassCommuter Challenge, right behind Ciclismo Classico (2nd) and Urban AdvenTours (1st).  MassBike was honored with a certificate of accomplishment and a photograph on the winner’s pedestal.  For an organization with only three employees, we were quite happy to have logged 370 miles […]

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You CAN Get There From Here (With Your Bike) On The Blue Line!

Next Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 3:30pm, state, city, local officials, and community organizations will join Transportation officials at Maverick Station to officially announce the Bikes on the Blue Line Pilot Program. The MBTA, in collaboration with the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and MassBike initiated a six-month pilot project on the Blue Line beginning […]

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MassBike Sponsoring MassCommuter Challenge: Register Your Miles With Us!

MassBike is excited to announce we are sponsoring the MassCommuter Challenge (May 14th – 20th). The MassCommuter Challenge is a friendly and FREE competition taking place during Bay State Bike Week in which folks who live, work or attend school in Massachusetts are encouraged to ride their bike as part of daily trips. Whether you […]

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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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Lights … Again!

Last month, we posted our annual Fall reminder about using lights at night. While many bicyclists are using lights and making visibility at night a priority, lots of people are still riding around in stealth mode, almost invisible. You’ve seen them too (or perhaps not!): People without any lights or reflectors; others with tiny, dim […]

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See And Be Seen: Get Some Lights!

I noticed a lot of people riding after dark last night without lights, so it seemed like a good time for our annual Fall reminder about bike lights. There is no debate about this – you need lights when riding at night – so the only thing you should be thinking about is which ones […]

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