If you're pulling your bike out during the spring thaw after a few months of storage, your bike likely needs some good T.L.C. MassBike recommends getting your bike checked out by a professional for a tune-up at least once a year, especially at the start of the riding season.
To help you get rolling in the Connecticut River Valley in 2020, and as as way to encourage and help grow our advocacy reach, MassBike is partnering with the mobile bicycle repair shop Speed & Sprocket Cycle Works to offer MassBike memberships to their customers with every tune-up! For each tune-up, Speed & Sprocket will cover the costs of an "introductory membership" for their customers.
Mobile bike repair is an important option during these challenging times of physical distancing. To keep you and your bike safe and sanitized, Speed & Sprocket will come to your home or other location, and is using fresh disposable gloves with every customer, maintaining distance, and providing as contact free appointments as desired by the customer. People can leave their bikes out and available, S&S will provide the repair service, and then bill them using online payments.
MassBike in the Connecticut River Valley is supporting local bike shops and working to keep them open such as Northampton Bicycle, Rad Springfield and, the recently opened Sadies Bikes in Turners Falls. We are also working hard to keep existing bike paths safe, and to create new places for folx to bike, such as the effort to build a non-motorized wheels park in Springfield. When events start happening again we will run our successful, free bike valet so that you can attend fun events like the Green River Festival, Mill Pond Live and, Arcadia Folk Festival so you know that your bike is safe.
We're grateful for our partnerships with our partners to bring better bikes AND better bicycling to all folks throughout the commonwealth!