MassBike Welcomes Barbara Jacobson as Program Manager

MassBike is very pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Barbara Jacobson, as Program Manager. Barbara will be overseeing and implementing our work bringing bicycle education and training to youth and adults across Massachusetts through the Mass in Motion, Safe Routes to School, and REACH programs. Barbara is currently earning her Masters in City Planning as […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Monday, June 9 Event: Somerville, 18th Annual Redbones Bike Party Time: 5:00 PM Location: Redbones BBQ, Chester Street, Somerville, MA Description: This is Redbones’ annual celebration of biking, brews, and BBQ! Entry: $15.00 includes food & drink + a raffle ticket & bicycle valet parking. Additional raffle […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Monday, June 2 Event: Newton, BikeNewton Weekly Ride Time: 5:45 PM Location: Newton Main Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA Description: Mondays at 6pm BikeNewton leads a group Bike Ride starting and ending at the Newton Main Library at 330 Homer Street Newton Center. Arrive at […]

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A Big Congrats to Lexington for Achieving Bronze-Level Bike Friendly Status!

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists released their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities for 2014, and named Lexington as Bronze Level winner. Lexington joins Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Northampton, and Somerville as a Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly Communities, and brings the commonwealth’s total to seven. According to Lexington Patch: The application process was coordinated by Bicycle […]

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ACTION ALERT: Tell USDOT To Measure Up And Set Goals To Reduce Bicyclist And Pedestrian Fatalities

5,000 bicyclists and pedestrians die on our roads in the U.S. every year. That represents a full 16% of all roadway fatalities. These deaths are preventable through better design, policies, and implementation. So what is the United States Department of Transportation planning to do to address this issue? Effectively, nothing. Within its recently-released proposed safety […]

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Volunteer Opportunities: Help Out With Bike Valet at Cambridge River Fest and Redbones Bike Party

We are now entering high season for Bike Valet! Have you always wanted to try your hand at Bike Valet? We have a slew of exciting volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks, and we would love for you to join us. Bike Valet is volunteer powered. As a volunteer, you will help raise the status […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

From all of us at MassBike, we hope you had a safe, fun, and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Tuesday, May 27 Public Meeting: West Bridgewater, Hockomock River Bridge Replacement Project Time: 7:00 PM Location: The Howard School Cafeteria, 70 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA Description: MassDOT will host […]

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Take a Virtual Ride Along the Somerville Community Path Extension

After years of championing, Boston-area biking and walking advocates scored a huge victory in April when MassDOT, the MBTA, and the City of Somerville announced that funding for the extension of the Somerville Community Path would included as part of the Green Line Extension Project. MassBike has been actively campaigning for the Community Path to be extended […]

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A Recap of Bay State Bike Week in 16 Awesome Photos!

Last week was Bay State Bike Week, the annual celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation in Massachusetts. Individuals, community groups, companies, and local governments organized all kinds of events ranging from bike safety rodeos for kids to group rides to bike trivia nights. This year, there were 119 registered events, and over 12,000 event participants statewide. […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here’s the weekly meetings and events roundup for the week of May 19. Tuesday, May 20 Public Meeting: Springfield, I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation 25% Design Time: 6:30 PM Location: Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA Description: MassDOT will host this meeting to discuss their project rehabilitating the I-90 viaduct through downtown Springfield. The project does not contain any specific […]

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