Tag Archives | bike safety

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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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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Register Today For Bike Skills Classes

There’s still time to register for the on-bike classes coming up this weekend! If you or anyone you know needs to brush up on their bike maneuvering skills or safety knowledge, then these classes are for you. And, really, who couldn’t use a little more practice on the basics of better biking? Saturday, August 20 […]

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Locations Needed For Classes

As I posted earlier, things are really rolling with the education program.  Most recently, we hired six new instructors located throughout the state to teach our Workshop Series and On-Bike Tutorials.  Soon, we’ll be offering open classes to the public, but before we can do that we need locations for these classes to take place! […]

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Boston-Area Ride Of Silence Postponed

With the weather Wednesday predicted to be the worst of the week, we’ve decided to postpone the Boston-area Ride of Silence. The purpose of the Ride of Silence is to draw attention to bicyclist safety, and to do that we need lots of people to participate, which is unlikely to happen on a rainy evening. […]

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Upcoming Ride Of Silence To Raise Bike Safety Awareness

MassBike will lead the Boston-area Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, one of hundreds of such rides taking place worldwide to honor bicyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads, and to raise awareness of the need for motorists to exercise more caution around bicyclists. The ride occurs during Bay State Bike […]

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Free, Fun, Bikes! Our First Maintenance Workshop In Waltham RSVP Now

Are you looking for something fun new and exciting? Are you in Waltham or the greater Boston area? Have you wanted to dip your toe into bicycle maintenance? Are you scared of being stranded if you get a flat tire? Well have we got something for you! This Friday, in Waltham, our first bicycle maintenance […]

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A Moving Ride In Support Of Bicyclist Safety

About fifty dedicated bicyclists (40 signed our registration forms, but we think a few people just jumped on as we went) braved a raw, wet evening to join MassBike for the Ride of Silence last week. We were part of a global movement, joining over 300 other rides worldwide that day, in 22 countries, all […]

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City of Boston Announces Major Bicycling Safety Initiative: MassBike To Provide Bike Safety Classes

The City of Boston has just announced a major bicycling safety initiative, commencing with a bicycling safety summit next Wednesday, April 21st. MassBike will provide free bicycling safety classes (details below) as part of the initiative, as well as free valet bike parking at the summit. Read the press release: Mayor Menino Convenes First-Ever Bicycling […]

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MassBike On NPR Talking About Bike Safety

We made it on NPR last week talking about bicycle safety. Click here to listen. The talk that WBUR came to listen to was one of our Commuter Workshops. Our Commuter Workshops are a fast paced one hour lunch time talk that companies, schools, and other groups request. They cover everything you will need to […]

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