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MassBike and Partners Launch Cape Cod Regional Bike Safety Education and Awareness Campaign

Back in February, we reported about our ongoing work to improve bike safety for seasonal workers who flock to Cape Cod every summer. Bicycling is often the most convenient, or only mode of transportation available for these workers who come from around the world on J-1 visas to work in area restaurants and resorts. MassBike has been working with […]

The People’s Pint Launches “Training Wheels”, a New Session IPA for Lovers of Bikes and Beer

If you love bikes and craft beer, keep reading… Training Wheels is a delicious new session IPA by The People’s Pint with an extra special bonus: a percentage of profits will be donated to support MassBike’s work and mission to make bicycling better across Massachusetts! The People’s Pint, a brewpub located in downtown Greenfield, has […]

Free Bike Safety Training for Schools – Sign Up Now!

Did you know that MassBike offers free bike safety trainings to children grades 4 – 8? Each school year, MassBike’s Safe Routes to School Tranings teaches thousands of elementary and middle school children how to ride their bikes more safely. Since beginning our youth education outreach, we’ve brought our school-age workshops to schools in Worcester, Cambridge, Salem, […]

Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Monday, June 16 Public Meeting: Arlington, Information Session on Mass Ave. Reconstruction Time: 7:00 PM Location: Thompson School Gymatorium, 187 Everett Street, Arlington, MA Description: The purpose of this meeting will be to introduce the MassDOT team and to provide an overview of the 2014 construction […]

Is Bike Share in the Future for the Pioneer Valley?

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is currently working to determine the feasibility and interest in a bike share program for the Pioneer Valley. As part of this process, they have launched a new online survey to help gauge demand for such a program in the region. Bike share systems, like Boston’s Hubway, allow riders to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]