Bay State Bike Month Celebrates Biking for Transportation

One of the greatest joys of Bike Month is seeing riders across the Commonwealth enthusiastically using bicycles for transportation. In the past few weeks, riders of all ages and abilities traded car trips for pedal-powered commutes. At events celebrating biking as transportation, we also saw local and state policymakers show up to share their support for better bicycling.

Students across Massachusetts took part in Bike to School days, skipping the drop-off line for bike-bus adventures filled with joy. In Cambridge, a HONK band riding in trailers and cargo bikes joined the Peabody Bike Bus for an extra special bike-to-school day (view the video on our Facebook or Instagram).

In Northampton, advocates celebrated the 25th Annual Community Bike Breakfast. The local tradition brought out bike commuters old and new as Mayor Sciarra proclaimed it Bike to Work Day.

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa joined to share her commitment to safer roadways and multi-use trails. Rep Sabadosa loves biking on the local rail trail and discussed how she's working to make bicycling better in Massachusetts.

In Worcester, MassBike worked with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and WalkBike Worcester to bring back a community bike breakfast to downtown.

Mayor Joe Petty and the Department of Transportation & Mobility Staff joined to chat with local bike commuters and share their support for a more bikeable Worcester.

Multi-modal connections are critical to enable more folks to travel by bike. Transit workers from the MBTA, WRTA, and PVTA joined local bike breakfasts to show riders how to load their bicycles on the bus properly.

MBTA bus operators chatted with riders at the Boston Bike to Work Festival about the challenges bus operators face when driving and how to bike safely around large vehicles (see our Biking with Buses Tips).

WalkBike Springfield advocates encouraged locals to bike to the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast by offering a secure bike valet and free entry to everyone who arrived by bike. 

Bike valets are a great way to make it easier for folks to choose to put down their car keys and pick up their helmets when traveling to community events.

With just over a week left, Bike Month is starting to roll to a close. While we hope this is just the start of your riding season, time is running out to enter our Bike Month Bingo for a chance to win an awesome prize pack!

If you haven't finished your Bike Month Bingo, you have until May 31st to enter. Learn more at


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