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.
Civitron is a co-leader of the New Bedford Starchasers, who ride for freedom, love, and justice! They believe that bikes can save the galaxy. While using bikes as a vehicle for social change, they are working to unite their city through the simple joy of riding bikes with friends. Sound good to you? Join Civitron & the Starchasers on this Saturday, December 19th for their Tour De Tacky: Holiday Lights Parade & Toy Drive where they will be distributing lights as part of our #LightsBrigade program.
Marjorie works with the Berkshires Bike Path Council. Twenty years ago the first section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail opened and the vision of a route from Vermont to Connecticut seemed attainable. At the time, advocates had no idea that the trail would be a lifetime commitment. Marjorie has worked with cycling advocates throughout the Berkshires and the support of MassBike to bring the vision of a route from Vermont to Connecticut to life. She is looking forward to the trail expanding, with groundbreakings coming in Pittsfield and Williamstown this Spring. Until then, Marjorie keeps pedaling on to the hope of a safe cycling route through the Berkshires.
Danielle is a youth worker with Worcester Earn-a-Bike and is one of our Mass in Motion Mini-Grant recipients. This year, they distributed 232 bikes, hosted 17 pop up shops, and repaired 112 bikes. They gave out bikes to people that needed them to get to work, for exercise, and to spend more time together as a family. Their youth worker program empowers local Worcester youth to learn bike mechanic skills. Danielle stopped by MassBike’s annual conference to talk about how the program has helped her find her #BikeJoy.
You can help us build a Massachusetts that’s more connected, healthier, and more fun. We still need help to reach our goal of 100 donors in the month of December. If you donate before December 31st, the Charlie Proctor Memorial Fund will double your donation. Making a tax-deductible donation to MassBike today will support our statewide advocacy work and make Massachusetts a better place for all cyclists.
If you donate $100 or more, you will receive a MassBike buff- they're very popular cyclists and our furry friends alike. We hope you have a safe and happy end of the year, may 2021 bring many more miles on our bikes and we look forward to continuing to grow our coalition with your help.