Curious about biking into work in the winter, but hesitant about how to get going? You’re not alone! This bike commuting seminar is geared toward sharing the knowledge and empowerment to take your bike commute year-round, and getting out on the roads, bike lanes, and pathways to get yourself to work. Winter biking is fast, free, and fun (and you’ll get fit), and the experts at MassBike have honed their winter riding tips to get you over the barriers of "dark, cold, and wet". Come with your questions and your stories, and learn along with fellow bikers and commuters. You may even gain a bike-buddy to try the wintry commute!
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Jes Slavin published 2020 Year End Wrap Up: Through it all, we kept rolling in Massbike Updates 2020-12-30 14:36:22 -0500
As MassBike welcomes in the New Year, we first must acknowledge what this past year meant for us and for so many people who faced loss and tough challenges. We have all been forced to look at the world with new eyes, and to ask hard questions about how we treat each other and build a better world together. For MassBike this meant continuously pivoting our work to face the headwinds and manage each moment to maintain momentum for bike advocacy across the state. Through it all, we kept rolling. Below are a few notable inflection points that defined our year.Read more
Check out all the great work MassBike is doing across the commonwealth. We keep our supporters updated on our MassBike Updates page, but here you will find what other people are saying about MassBike.
This page is updated periodically with news articles that feature MassBike's work across Massachusetts.
- “Meet Peter Cheung, MassBike’s ‘Advocate of the Year’” (Streetsblog MASS - 12/17/2020)
- “New Ghost Bike, and finished Bike Lanes, Honor BU student Killed in 2021 Crash” (BU Today - 12/2/2020)
- “Ghost bike honors cyclist’s memory, impact on Commonwealth Avenue” (Boston Globe - 11/21/2020)
- “‘Ghost bike’ memorial in Boston dedicated to victim of deadly 2012 crash” (WCB 5 - 11/21/2020)
- “Bicycle light giveaway in Turners Falls encourages road safety” (Greenfield Recorder - 11/6/2020)
- “As I See It: Biking for health in the face of pandemic” (Newburyport News - 10/13/2020)
- “Local bicyclist honored with Minuteman Bikeway memorial” (yourArlington.com - 9/9/2020)
- “Bicyclist dies after crash involving tractor-trailer in Harvard Square” (Boston Globe - 8/18/2020)
- “‘Bike boom’ clearing out bicycle shops in Boston” (Boston Herald - 8/2/2020)
- “Meet the Pedal People, Northampton’s Bike-Powered Cargo Haulers” (Streesblog MASS - 7/6/2020)
- “Hamilton-Wenham Public Library announces upcoming programs” (Wicked Local - 6/9/2020)
- “Charlie Proctor Memorial Fund” (Scuttlebut Sailing News - 5/13/2020)
- “Biking in the Valley: Even with COVID-19, bicycling is the way to go for many” (Daily Hampshire Gazette - 4/6/2020)
- “Bike Shops Deemed ‘Essential’ As Bike Transport Surges” (Streetsblog MASS - 4/24/2020)
- “Westfield Breaks Ground on Columbia Greenway Extension” (Streetsblog MASS - 1/30/2020)
- “Should low speed electric bikes be allowed on multi-use paths in Mass.?” (Boston Globe - 12/19/2019)
- “Street Safety Advocates Hold ‘Day of Remembrance’ Vigil This Sunday” (Streetsblog MASS - 11/15/2020)
- “E-bikes get green light on National Seashore trails” (Cape Cod Times - 9/30/2019)
- “Biking In Boston: What To Know Before You Get Rolling” (WBUR - 5/30/2019)
- “Junior high schoolers giddy up at bike rodeo” (Sippican Week Today - 5/2/2019)
- “Bike Activists, Armed with Video of Fatal 2015 Back Bay Crash, Say Police Got It Wrong” (Boston Magazine - 1/24/2018)
- “Cyclists Want Truck Driver Charged After Fatal 2015 Crash” (CBS Boston - 1/23/2018)
- “Group blames truck driver for fatal 2015 bike crash; police say prosecution’s not warranted” (Boston Globe - 1/23/2018)
Earlier this year, MassBike teamed up with WatsonActive with support from the Mass in Motion program to offer grants up to $1,000 to organizations for bike-related activities. These grants sought to expand access to bicycling through local capacity building and support projects that work within the framework of the Four E’s of Bicycle Advocacy: Encouragement, Engineering, Education, Evaluation and Planning. Each of the E’s is viewed through the lens of “Equity and Inclusion,” with the goal to increase participation in bicycling for transportation, fitness, and recreation.
MassBike was thrilled to award six organizations across the state with mini-grants to further bike-related activities across the commonwealth. We provided technical assistance to the implementation of the mini-grants through periodic check-ins to ensure the projects stayed on track in the extra challenging year that was 2020.Read more
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This year we've been so grateful for the support we’ve received this year from cycling advocates across the commonwealth. We’ve kept bicycle advocacy strong, thanks to our coalition partners and the financial support of our generous donors. With the 2020 bike boom, MassBike is in the perfect position to push bicycling advocacy forward statewide but we need more donors to help keep the momentum going. Give now and the Charlie Proctor Memorial Fund will double your donation. Your donation helps MassBike support our partners across Massachusetts as we work together for better bicycling for all.
Those who tuned into MassBike’s annual meeting met a few of our coalition partners, we wanted to introduce you to a few leaders in bicycle advocacy who are working with MassBike across the state.Read more
On Monday, December 7th, over 220 MassBike supporters joined together over zoom to hear about the great work being done by our partners and cycling advocates from across the commonwealth. We at MassBike would like to thank everyone who came, we were overwhelmed by the support we received during the program. As promised, we have the recording of the event for those of you who couldn’t attend the entire evening.
You can view the entire two-hour program in full below. For your convenience, we have also created videos of each segment so you can tune into what you missed or are most interested in watching and sharing with others. In this post, we've included a recap of each segment, including the video and pertinent links so you don’t miss any of the great content that was shared on Monday.Read more
On Monday, December 7, 2020, we joined together over zoom with more than 220 MassBike supporters to celebrate MassBike's 2020 Annual Meeting. You can video the entire meeting recording on our YouTube channel. You can also read our 2020 Annual Meeting Recap which includes individual speaker videos and pertinent links discussed in each segment. Below you will find an overview of the program and links to individual segment videos.
We heard from our stalwart public servants who are working tirelessly on your behalf for better bicycling. These champions have been leading the charge for better bicycling in Massachusetts for social, racial, and climate justice.
- US Senator Edward J. Markey
- US Congresswoman, MA District 7, Ayanna Pressley
- MA Senator, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District, Will Brownsberger
- MA Representative, 1st Hampshire District, Lindsay Sabadosa
- Worcester Earn a Bike, a Mass in Motion Grant Recipient
- Peter Cheung, Ghost Bike Committee
- Bike Shop Owner Q&A, with Nik, owner of Sadie's Bikes, and Charles, owner of Crimson Bikes
- Tiffany Cogell, e-bike advocate and racial justice activist
- Pete Sutton, Mass Central Rail Trail Update
- Adi Philson, Safe Routes to Schools and Older Adult Workshops in the City of Cambridge
Advocates of the Year Award Winners
On November 15th, iconic bridges and buildings across the Commonwealth glowed yellow for the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims. As part of the MA Vision Zero Coalition, MassBike honored this day by remembering those we have lost in bicycle crashes this year. Usually, we gather together for World Day of Remembrance. But this year, like during much of 2020, we mourned those we have lost in bicycle crashes this year while apart. We lit candles at home and shared photos of the structures lit up yellow to honor road traffic victims. In this incredibly hard year, we are continuing to honor World Day of Remembrance throughout the month of November.
Christopher Weigl's Memorial Ghost Bike with his camera bag
Photo by Rachel Smook
Jes Slavin published MassBike 2020 Annual Meeting Thank You for Registering 2020-11-25 16:46:18 -0500
Thank you for Registering for the MassBike 2020 Annual Meeting! You will be receiving an email shortly with a confirmation of your registration & the Zoom log-in information for your records.
We can't wait to be together with you over zoom this year. We hope you invite your friends and family too! Come prepared to share your stories, successes, and challenges you've faced this year, and to *virtually* meet new riders from across the commonwealth.
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