Pioneer Valley Chapter Update - September 2018

This Pioneer Valley Chapter update has been provided by Chapter President Alex Weck:

In the Pioneer Valley, our bike valet team has been busy with September events.

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Central Mass Chapter Update - September 2018

This chapter update has been provided by Lesli Cohen:

One of the highlights of September for the newly formed (but very active!) Central Mass Chapter of MassBike was on Sunday, September 16th.

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North Shore Chapter Update - September 2018

The information in this North Shore Chapter update has been provided thanks to Daniel Morris:

The members of the North Shore Chapter have been busy assisting with the expansion of an annual fundraising event, the Tour de Greenbelt held on this past weekend on 9/29/2018.

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The Light Brigade is back!

Back for a second year, MassBike is on a mission to shine bright lights across the Commonwealth. The Light Brigade is back! Last year we gave out over 1400 lights to bicycle riders in need thanks to your donations.

As we approach darker months of the year and the fall time-change, rider safety can become more challenging so we want to light up the night and make sure riders are easily seen on the roadways. Throughout the entire month of October once again, MassBike will raise funds to purchase quality lights from Planet Bike and will distribute and install them on bikes across the state prior the end of Daylight Saving Time.

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Pioneer Valley Chapter Update - August 2018

The following is a quick update from our Pioneer Valley Chapter! Read on for a few noteworthy items from the month of August from Chapter President Alex Weck:

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North Shore Chapter Update

The North Shore Chapter of MassBike is open to anyone who participates in or supports cycling of all kinds in the 22 Essex County communities east of I-95, plus Middleton. Active membership in MassBike is strongly encouraged.

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Pioneer Valley Chapter Update

2018 has been a year of transition for MassBike state-wide. Our Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin County group is no exception. New leadership is now in place, actively working throughout the Valley. Additional Board of Directors positions are available for qualified candidates.

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Central Mass Chapter Update

Written by MassBike Central Mass Chapter Secretary Lesli Cohen

Since our inception in April of 2018, the newly formed Central Massachusetts chapter of MassBike has had a busy spring and summer full of activities and accomplishments. Our Board of Directors, consisting of Rebekah Weiner as President, Dawn Lovejoy as Vice President, Lesli Cohen as Secretary, and Bill Millett as Treasurer, and our at large representative Elizabeth Wicks, have hit the ground pedaling. We’ve held regular monthly chapter meetings (every third Thursday of the month) and there are several plans in the works for exciting activities in beautiful Worcester County.

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Introducing MassBike's New Executive Director, Galen Mook: A Q&A

Mook_BikeTalk.jpgMassBike’s Board of Directors has named experienced and well respected community organizer and local activist Galen Mook as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mook will take over helm of the statewide advocacy organization in July as Massachusetts is seeing an explosion in growth of the number of people biking for fun, exercise, commuting, and competition. Cities and towns are responding to this demand by increasingly investing in safer street design and expanded multi-use paths.

As co-founder of the CommonWheels Bicycle Collective in Allston, MA, co-host of the bi-weekly radio program BikeTalk881 and co-founder of BU Bikes when he was a student at Boston University, Galen deeply understands the needs of local advocates. He also has extensive bike industry experience, working for Landry's Bicycles for the past five years. In this Q&A Galen speaks about why he’s excited to lead the organization at this critical time, his vision for MassBike’s future growth, and what biking means to him.

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MassBike Names Galen Mook as New Executive Director

Experienced Grassroots Advocate Will Lead Statewide Bike Advocacy Group at Time of Growing Popularity in Bicycling

The MassBike Board of Directors has named well respected community advocate Galen Mook as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mook will take over helm of the statewide advocacy organization in July as Massachusetts is seeing an explosion in growth of the number of people biking for fun, exercise, commuting, and competition. Cities and towns are responding to this demand by increasingly investing in safer street design and expanded multi-use paths.

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