Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

MassBike advocates for policies that encourage and support community wellness, equity, and inclusion, enable sustainable growth, drive economic vitality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

MassBike’s Vision for the Future
Bicycling in Massachusetts is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable way to get around. Roads throughout the state are safe and welcoming for cyclists, and all users interact in a courteous and legal manner. Car-free pathways connect our communities, bicycles are fully integrated into our public transportation system, and secure bike parking is located where people need it. People of all kinds and means choose to bicycle for life, work, and play.

  • MassBike Updates

    Massachusetts E-Bike Rebate Update - May 2023

    In 2022, the legislature included $1M in the transportation bond bill to establish e-bike rebates in Massachusetts and directed the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to conduct an evaluation of how to implement the program. 

    The bill unlocked funding for DOER to provide rebates for electric bicycles similar to their electric vehicle rebate program and evaluate whether the rebate can take place at point-of-sale through retailers. E-bike purchasers would receive a rebate of up to $500 for electric bicycles (and up to $750 for low- and moderate-income consumers), not more than 40% of the retail price of the purchase.

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    Biking for your Mental Health

    Along with being Bike Month, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Most bicyclists know the feelings of relaxation and joy that come with a simple bike ride. Bicycling can be moving meditation, a soothing activity for both your body and mind. With each ride, you also enjoy fresh air and nature, which most see as a natural mood booster.

    But you don’t have to take our word on the mental health benefits of bicycling, scientific research on the topic backs up our experiences! According to the CDC, the immediate health benefits of physical activity for adults include, improved sleep quality, reduced anxiety, and lower blood pressure. The Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines, also state that physical activity can reduce the risk of depression and lead to an improved quality of life.

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