Registration For BikeMass, Our Summer Century Event, Is Now Open!

You’ve been waiting for it and now it’s here… registration for BikeMass, our 5th annual summer century and family event, is now open! This year, we have a new name and a new look. Previously called Summer Century, the new name BikeMass encompasses the spirit of our mission – better bicycling “for the masses.” But the spirit […]

Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week – Bay State Bike Week edition! There are several important public meetings happening this week, including the Beacon Street 75% Design Plans Meeting in Somerville on Tuesday, and Connect Historic Boston in Boston on Thursday. In addition to the events and meetings listed here, be […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Out With Bike Valet and Outreach at Radio 92.9 EarthFest

MassBike will be providing Bike Valet parking and doing outreach at the annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest on Saturday, May 17. Many event goers will arrive by bike, but bike parking is very limited in the Hatch Shell area, so we need your help to make sure Bike Valet can handle all the bikes we expect […]

MassBike Releases Bike Safety Training Video for Police Departments

MassBike has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Police Department (BPD) to produce a police training video called “Shifting Gears: Bicyclists & Public Safety.” The video is the product of a unique partnership between MassBike, DPH’s Mass in Motion Program, and the Boston Police Academy to enhance the safety of […]

How To Make Your Miles Count This Month And Beyond!

With so many great bike events happening during Bay State Bike Week and Bike Month, it can be hard to keep track of them all. One particular type of event that has become increasingly popular are commuter challenges. People sign up in a friendly competition to see who can log the most miles during a […]

Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week. Even if it wasn’t the week before Bay State Bike Week, this would still be a busy seven days of meetings, events, and more! Be sure to check out the Bay State Bike Week events calendar to find fun, exciting Bike Week events in your […]

Lowell Residents Speak Up For Better Biking

On Tuesday night, Lowell residents turned out in numbers to let Mayor Rodney Elliott and the City Council know that they want more opportunities for people to ride bikes in Lowell, and they were heard. On the agenda at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was a motion, introduced by councilor Rita Mercier, to remove the recently-installed […]

Find Out What’s In The Massachusetts Transportation Bond Bill for Biking And Walking

On Friday, April 18, Governor Patrick signed the Transportation Bond Bill (H.4046) into law, which provides for $12.7 billion in financing for transportation improvements across Massachusetts. MassBike is very pleased with the outcome: $377,255,000 for the design, construction and repair of, or improvements to, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-use pathways; $50,000,000 for a Complete Streets certification and grant program […]

MassBike Partners With MassDOT and DPH On New Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

On Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the details of the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program. In it’s first year, the program will launch a statewide safety awareness campaign, work intensively in 12 communities statewide, and engage partnerships with Regional Planning Agencies, local leaders, and law enforcement officials. This initiative marks the […]

ACTION ALERT: Save the Bike Lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard in Lowell

The City of Lowell is considering removing bike lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard less than a year after their installation. Last August, the city installed the bike lanes between Pawtucket Street and Arcand Drive, following recommendations made in the Lowell Downtown Evolution Plan. This was an important step towards making Lowell a more accommodating place for residents to ride bikes […]