MassBike’s Barbara Jacobson to Speak at The New England Bike Walk Summit

By Dana Henry, Traffic Safety Store A large mural facing the road. A full scale Bochi ball court beneath an overpass. A public park inside a triangular intersection. Complete Streets advocate Barbara Jacobson has seen countless examples of asphalt transformed into lively public spaces. She will share these during her presentation, “Bicycling: Going Beyond the Paint,” […]

Boston City Council Hearing Testimony

From MassBike’s Programs Director Barbara Jacobson, a letter to Councilor Ayanna Pressley The Honorable Ayanna Pressley 1 City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201 Dear Councilor Pressley: I am writing on behalf of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition in regards to the City of Boston’s efforts to improve the safety of the roadways for vulnerable road users. As […]

Ride on Fenway

All right, get this. Tomorrow, we celebrate heading to Fenway Park by bike with RIdeOnFenway. But this isn’t just any old ride to the ball park. Conceived by legendary cyclist Tim Johnson with the support of Red Bull , this ride is an informal ride to engage the community of Rhode Island and connect them […]

Three Ribbons and a Bow

By RICHARD FRIES, Executive Director As I labored up a massive climb during the Vermont Overland Grand Prix I fixed my gaze on the little pink ribbon tied to my stem. The month of August had three ribbons for me. The one tied to my stem came at the service for Anita Kurmann, the young Swiss […]

MassBike Revamps Educational Programs for Fall 2015: Skratch Labs, Pro Legend Tim Johnson Push Classes “Beyond the Pamphlet”

As the kids head back to school this fall cyclists can too with the launch of MassBikeU. A total redesign of the MassBike educational program, classes will now be offered on a wide variety of topics of interest to riders ranging from beginner basics to advanced skills taught by MassBike staff, local professional athletes, Tour […]

Art Auction to Benefit MassBike with Michael Valenti

World Famous Poster Artist Offers Rare Opportunity to Purchase Signed Art Boston, MA – (Aug. 25, 2015) – On Monday, Oct., 5, in Lexington, Mass., MassBike will host a benefit art auction featuring the work of Michael Valenti.  New England native, Valenti will be in town for the KMC Cyclo-cross Festival presented by Maxxis in […]

Finding Marie Antoinette in Plainville

A Route 1 Bike Lane Puts 20th Century Policy in a 21st Century Lens By Richard Fries, Executive Director Like many cyclists, I’m also a motorist. Our family of five gets by fine with just a 2006 Subaru which comes in handy for hauling things about the suburbs. Whenever I find myself idling in traffic alongside […]

A Tale of Two Cities

Are We Getting Bikes to Everybody?  By Richard Fries, Executive Director I’m going to make a hideous assumption here that many of you readers actually drive through the Boston metro area on occasion. So the next time you are stuck in traffic on the Zakim Bridge, itself an architectural accent to the Boston skyline, look […]

Call to Action – Complete streets and Amtrak roll-on service – Votes on Wednesday!

From the League of American Bicyclists: This Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is voting on a number of amendments to the transportation bill, including amendments to support complete streets, and standardized roll-on service for bicycles and wheelchairs on Amtrak. Please join us in asking your Senator to Support both of these key Amendments. AMTRAK roll on service- […]

Vote On Your Favorite Bike Rack Design for the Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market is hosting a public vote to choose the design of two artistic bike racks that will be installed outside the upcoming local food market, ensuring access to the market for customers arriving by bike. The Market partnered with Boston teens from Artists for Humanity to design nine artistic bike rack options that represent the Market’s themes […]

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