Photo: a group ride MassBike co-hosted with the City of Cambridge in 2021
MassBike is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of 260 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With this quick-action grant we will be hosting an intergenerational bicycle program in the City of Worcester. We will be leading group rides and workshops for youths and older adults, pairing 20 teenage riders with 20 riders aged 50+ for a series of educational programs and community bike rides. The workshops will cover a diverse set of topics, including urban cycling basics, overcoming barriers to bicycling, highlighting the storied cycling history in Worcester, and more. The group rides will explore different Worcester neighborhoods and collaborate with partners throughout the city.
“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected MassBike for this investment,” stated Galen Mook, MassBike's Executive Director. “We are looking forward to this intergenerational bicycling program that will bring together different communities. This program will also complement our Worcester E-Bike program and further community connections to help bring better bicycling to the city.”
To learn more about the free workshops and group bicycle rides, please visit: www.massbike.org/aarp_massbike_events