In 2021, MassBike helped make Massachusetts better for every rider through our Education, Legislation, Community Engagement, & Advocacy. By working with our coalition of partners, we were able to make impacts across the state as we rode towards a more bike-friendly future. Read on for a few of MassBike's top wins for bicycling in 2021 that were all made possible thanks to our generous MassBike Members.
Cambridge "Cycling with Confidence" Program
- Teaching bicycling safety to over 2,000 students across the state through the Safe Routes to Schools program.
- Bicycling education for older adults with our “Cycling with Confidence” program in the City of Cambridge and AARP webinars about getting back on the bike.
MassBike Connecticut River Valley Board Ride with MassBike Staffers Galen & Jes
E-Bike Demo Day at Hale Reservation
- Passing a law that unlocks local Community Preservation Act funding for rail-trails across the state by working with champions in our legislature.
- Hosting an e-bike demo event at Hale Reservation for stakeholders & decision-makers to get to know the technology from behind the handlebars and move sensible electric bicycle regulations forward
- Showcasing over 100 bicycling events statewide on our Bay State Bike Month Calendar and encouraging more folks to ride through Bay State Bike Month activities
- Distributing over 1,000 free sets of bike lights from Cape Cod to the Berkshires through our #LightsBrigade program to ensure cyclists across the commonwealth are riding safer and legally at night
Ghost Bike Memorial for Peter A. Del Sette, Jr.
- Honoring the lives of cyclists lost in crashes with annual events like World Day of Remembrance, while continuing to advocate for improvements in dangerous roadways
- Connecting MassBike staff, board, and fellow cycling advocates from across the state on a range of important issues through our monthly Executive Director Meet-Ups
MassBike's Commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
- Onboarding new MassBike Board Members who reflect the broad range of cycling interests and regions we serve
- Participating in ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion training to better serve bicyclists in all communities
With your help, MassBike will continue to make Top Wins for biking! Join or renew your MassBike Membership before year-end and help shape our impacts in 2022.