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MassBike Summer Century and Family Ride Wrap-up

  On the last Saturday in July MassBike held its 3rd Annual Summer Century & Family Ride and it was a terrific success! The weather cooperated with the first few rain drops starting to fall just as we finished packing up.   Over 280 cyclists joined us for a great day of riding and a delicious […]

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Update: The 2012 Summer Century and Family Fun Ride Routes Set

The routes for the 2012 Summer Century and Family Fun Ride have been set and can be found in full detail here. We are really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there! Here is a little bit more information about the ride in case you are unfamiliar… The Summer Century and […]

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Congratulations To Our Story Contest Winners

You may remember seeing something about a bike story contest back at the end of April. We were asking for local riders to submit their stories about the difference that biking has made in their lives here in Massachusetts. The goal was to collect stories that gave us real, personal examples of the importance of […]

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Small Victory For Vulnerable Road Users

Your calls and emails in response to our Action Alert made a difference. Thanks to all of you and our advocacy partners for getting the word out! While we did not get the bill out of the Joint Committee on Transportation, we did get an extension until June 1st. Between now and then, we will […]

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Join Team Challenge Cycle

Team Challenge for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be an official charity of Centurion Cycling’s 50 mile bike event in Lake George, NY on June 24th. About Team Challenge: Team Challenge Cycle is an endurance training and fundraising program that prepares participants of all abilities to cycle 50 […]

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Volunteer Night Rescheduled To Wednesday February 15th

As many of you know, every month on the 2nd Tuesdaywe invite our members to the MassBike office to help us with our mailings and to meet some other like-minded cyclists. As an added incentive we always supply pizza and beverages for everyone in attendance. We highly recommend coming by to check this event out […]

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MassBike Launches “Same Roads, Same Rules” Campaign

In response to the sharp rise in bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists, MassBike, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Department of Public Health, has launched a new safety campaign to educate both bicyclists and motorists about the […]

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Boston.com: Brookline Ghost Bike And Bicycle Registration

In today’s Boston.com article about the recent appearance of a ghost bike at a crash scene in Brookline, the reporter also mentioned that Brookline is considering requiring that bicycles be registered. (Executive Director David Watson is quoted on both topics.) MassBike is opposed to mandatory bicycle registration – in fact, we successfully repealed the long-standing […]

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Man Vs Trash Can: Man Loses

I saw the most improbable bicycle crash today on my way to the MassBike office. Don’t worry, no one got hurt. But it does present an opportunity to talk about the dangers of riding on the sidewalk. I was riding down the street, in a perfectly nice bike lane no less, when I saw another […]

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MAPC Regional Bike Parking Program

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has unveiled a new program to help communities provide bicycle parking at minimal cost. This program, which is supported by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Executive Office of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, provides communities with the opportunity to purchase bike racks and related equipment and receive […]

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