Posts by Bike Union Staff

SAVE THE DATE: Golden Cog Awards 12/3

The Boston Cyclists Union cordially invites you to join us for a celebration of local leadership and contributions to promote biking in Boston: The Golden Cog Awards! The Golden Cogs recognize outstanding efforts by advocates, allies and volunteers that support the BCU’s work or advance its vision for Boston. Normally presented during our fall gala,…

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Progress is within reach on the Arborway

On Wednesday, DCR will share three proposed options for the permanent redesign of the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. Show up and show support for completing the Emerald Necklace! Arborway Parkway Improvements Virtual Public MeetingWednesday, October 21, 20206:30 – 8:00 p.m. As many of you know, two decades of planning processes around the…

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Boston Bike Story: Matthew Coker

“I started riding ten years ago, at least. “A little background is that I am Trinidadian and love listening to music such as soca, calypso, and reggae. “I bike because it is good for your health, it’s good exercise, and to commute. I also volunteer for group rides, from leading them to being a marshal.…

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The Union Rider: September 2020

New pay-what-you can membership model To ensure that cost isn’t a barrier to joining the Bike Union, this month we initiated a new pay-what-you-can membership model. You can now join for as little as $5. We depend on Individual donations for a majority of our funding, so if you have the means, we hope you’ll give at a…

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Speak up for protected bike lanes on Blue Hill Ave.!

In early March, Boston proposed creating dedicated bus lanes and protected bike lanes on Blue Hill Ave. Before committing to the plans though, the city needs to see that these concepts would be embraced by residents. Tonight: Show up for a virtual meeting about Blue Hill Ave., and show the city there is overwhelming support for these…

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Tell DCR: Include bike lanes in short-term Arborway plan

This month, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proposed adding buffered bike lanes to the Arborway. Before DCR commits to adding bike lanes though, they want to see what the public thinks about that plan. Will you speak up to convert car space into bike lanes on the Arborway? You have until Friday, October…

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Another reason to ride your bike this weekend

We’re headed into the final weekend of Bike Month. Are you playing #BCUBikeBingo yet? Bike Bingo is free to play. All you have to do is ride your bike. Complete spaces on your Bingo board to get 5 in a row, and you could win limited edition BCU swag and other prizes. Invite your friends to play, and…

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Speak up to allow more bikes on the Blue Line

Do restrictions against bringing bikes on the Blue Line impact how you get around? If so, we want to hear from you. On Tuesday, September 29, Boston City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu will host a virtual Town Hall about potentially changing current regulations, which cap bikes at 2 per car and prohibit them entirely…

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Speak up for a safer American Legion Highway

Temporary, protected bike lanes are coming soon to American Legion Highway — but with your support, they could become permanent. The Boston Transportation Department is hosting two virtual meetings to discuss plans for American Legion and to hear from the public: Thursday, September 10, noon – 1 p.m   Thursday, September 17, 6 – 7 p.m. The…

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Bike Month: New membership model, Bike Bingo + more!

Bike Month is one of the most important opportunities every year to connect with our members, grow our movement and raise funds for our work. Usually held in May, this nationwide celebration of biking was moved to September this year due to COVID. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to complicate how we connect with the bike…

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