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Your Role In The Bicycle Revolution

There are a lot of times here in the MassBike office that we get a familiar call. Our phone rings, and a concerned citizen starts telling the story of a terrible road, dangerous intersection, bad enforcement, or any number of other barriers that keep them from bicycling. And the question inevitably follows, “So, what should […]

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Education Program Update: Classes Coming Up

The Education Program has really gotten rolling this summer! We were excited to offer our first Bikeable Communities Training in Northampton on June 30th, and had a good crowd of advocates there to learn about the process of making positive change. We also held our first on-bike skills class for the summer on June 24th, […]

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Northampton, Boston Bike Classes Coming Up

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MassBike PV Salvages Bike Racks

What school, town or city doesn’t need more secure bicycle parking?  Thanks to quick action by two MassBike members in the Pioneer Valley, 10 inverted-U bike racks that were headed for the dump have been salvaged and will be returned to service.   After determining the racks were too beat-up to re-use, UMass Amherst had […]

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Pioneer Valley: MassBike Meets The DA

Pioneer Valley Chapter President here reporting on a recent meeting I had with the new Northwestern District Attorney a couple of weeks back. Joined by Executive Director David Watson and Mike Hempstead (another MassBike PV Board Member and President of Northampton Cycling Club), I met with DA David Sullivan and Deputy DA Janice Healy regarding […]

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Bay State Bike Week Wrap-Up: Bikestravaganza

Despite the rain, this year’s Bay State Bike Week had a record number of events across the state. Bicyclists from Orleans to Pittsfield showed up to celebrate bicycling, as they channeled the thoughts of John Ruskin, who once wrote, “There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  Or, as […]

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MassBike Chapter Summit Success!

On December 4th, MassBike held it’s first Chapter Summit in Worcester and we are happy to report that the event was a success! We had about 20 participants who took part in discussion and brainstorming about how MassBike can better create, support, and utilize our chapters. Participants ranged from current chapter members, to people interested […]

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MassBike’s Pioneer Valley Chapter Pushes For Better Bicycle Access To Public Transportation

Through the hard work of the MassBike Pioneer Valley Chapter, 29 new buses owned by the Pioneer Valley Transit Agency will be fitted with bike racks. PVTA buses in the Northern Tier serving the Five College system already had bike racks (year-round, thanks in part to MB/PV’s efforts), but the Southern Tier buses had no […]

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