The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
But what does that really mean?
We work statewide to help improve conditions for all bicyclists focusing on the six E’s of bicycle advocacy: engineering, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, equity, and education. We work through a number of programs and initiatives to support every community, age group, interest level, and type of bicyclist. Some of those items include...
Education - We work to educate bicyclists through a partnership with Safe Routes to School as well as our own, home grown classes for children and adults to educate riders about safe cycling. We also work with drivers, law enforcement, city officials, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and other groups.
Legislation - MassBike always continues to improve the laws on the books that impact bicyclists, particularly as the engineering of our roadways, paths, and trails, continues to evolve. We want to ensure that as the landscape for transportation in our state changes that bicyclists are included in the larger vision of how we expect all roadway users to behave. We work with lawmakers to write and pass bicycle friendly bills each legislative session. We also work on a federal level, at times, with our partners the League of American Bicyclists, on larger issues that will impact bicyclists here at home.
Connectivity - This work front functions on two levels, as we work to connect the physical landscape for bicyclists through assisting with engineering and design but also connecting bicyclists to each other through events and social gatherings.
How you can help:
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Make a gift of goods or services - we welcome non-cash gifts! If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work with you to determine whether your idea will be of use and to help you with the necessary paperwork.
Since 1977, MassBike has relied on the generous contributions of its members to work towards a more bicycle friendly Commonwealth. The more MassBike membership grows, the louder our collective voice can become to create solutions for the traffic, health, and environmental challenges. We can't do it alone and depend on your support.
What does membership in MassBike mean?
Supporting MassBike with a year long membership will ensure that our statewide work will continue. The impact we have in communities across the state grows each year and with your help Massachusetts can be the number one state for bicycling.
MassBike will keep you informed through emails, social media, and events as to what is going on in your community.
When you join MassBike, you are alongside a diverse network of over 3000 members who seek to improve our roads and paths. Through events and volunteer opportunities, you'll be connected with this exciting group.
- Zipcar membership Discount
- 10% Auto insurance discount with Environmental Insurance Agency
- Discounted rates on MassBike educational classes
- Coupons, discounts, and sponsor samples (subject to availability)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Emails on breaking advocacy news and events
- Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law