Alicia Bowman

  • donated 2018-11-27 07:58:13 -0500

    Giving Tuesday 2018

    $2,215.00 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

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    This year for Giving Tuesday, MassBike is focusing on bicycle education. Last week, we cited the urgent need for safer trucking as we spread the word about a new truck driver safety video that was created by the Joe Lavins Fund Committee aimed at teaching the complexities of urban driving. Now, as we continue to work towards better bicycling in Massachusetts, we recognize the need for education on all fronts. And yes, we mean all: bicyclists from 8 to 80, car drivers, commercial truck drivers, and all other users who take to our roads.

    While we work with our partners at the state level such as MassDOT, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Safe Routes to School and local education programs, we need to do more. There are so many schools and institutions throughout the state that we do work with - but we have ambitions to provide quality bike education in all 351 cities and towns.

    And we need your help to get there. Donate today, on this international day of giving, and help us meet our goal!

    How does your bike safety knowledge stack up? Test out your bike smarts and take our Giving Tuesday quiz! And make sure to click "view score" at the end to see the answers.

    Please join us in this effort and give now on Giving Tuesday!

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  • donated 2018-10-31 11:11:48 -0400

    Lights Brigade 2018

    $3,819.23 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

    MassBike is on a mission to shine bright lights across the Commonwealth. As we approach darker months of the year and the fall time-change, rider safety can become more challenging. Throughout the entire month of October and onward, MassBike will raise funds to purchase lights from Planet Bike, to distribute and install on bikes.

    Now that October is behind us, we still encourage you to participate in the Lights Brigade! The fundraising and distribution of lights will be on going throughout the year so if you haven't donated yet, please give today!

    A huge thank you to all who have contributed to the 2018 Lights Brigade, especially our business partners Digital Lumens, Cycle Massachusetts, Breakstone White & Gluck, and the Charles River Wheelers.

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    Want to help distribute lights in your community? Please contact us!

    Why a Lights Brigade?

     

    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. Simply being seen is one of the most important ways to make a bike rider safer. But too often we find people caught on their bikes with inadequate lighting. This can be a simple lack of awareness or they cannot afford lights. In either case, MassBike wants to help make sure riders are seen on the roadways and get to where they need to go safely.

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    The lights being distributed will be a front and a rear light from Planet Bike. With replaceable batteries, these lights can be reused at a low cost to the rider.

    A donation of just $10 will provide a set of lights to a rider in need!

    Can you help us raise awareness of the importance of lights on bikes? Donate today!

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