Posts by Bike Union Staff

A goodbye and a hello

Dear BCU community, Hello, I’m Jeff! I’m the new interim Executive Director at the Boston Cyclists Union for the next several months. I was lucky enough to be introduced to many of you at Biketoberfest on Tuesday night. I’m honored, excited, grateful, and, to be honest, a little bit intimidated to be following Becca Wolfson,…

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ICYMI: New bike lanes are coming to Boston!

On September 6 Mayor Wu announced the 9+ miles of bike projects the city will be prioritizing for implementation next year. This announcement is cause for celebration, and a reaffirmation of areas where we need to continue to push. For years, we have been saying the City of Boston needs to be building 10 miles…

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🎉 Biketoberfest 2022!

What a year it’s been for cyclists! From Pride rides to the Orange Line shutdown, we’ve had our work cut out for us this year, and of course that means it’s time to take a night to celebrate through our annual Biketoberfest bash! Biketoberfest 2022 Saturday, October 18th 6:00-9:00PM Garage B, Charles River Speedway, Brighton,…

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Orange Line Shutdown Daily Convoy Rides

Various group rides will be leaving from some Orange Line Stations and the surrounding areas every weekday during the shutdown. These rides are all designed for beginner riders who are newer to city biking. Feel free to get in touch with a ride leader before your ride, or just show up at the location ready…

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Resources during the Orange Line Shutdown

As you navigate the 30-day Orange Line shutdown starting August 19, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to ride a bike during this time.  If you are looking for the schedule of daily bike convoys, click here. These convoys will be led by experience bike riders and designed for first-time…

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Tell Mayor Wu not to delay the Downtown Bike Network!

For years, we have been asking the City of Boston to close the critical, dangerous gaps in the Downtown Bike Network. Without separated bike lanes in both directions on Charles Street and Cambridge Street, the network is incomplete and until the gaps are filled, many people still won’t choose to bike and those who do…

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Take action to prevent more fatal crashes

We are sad and upset, like many of you, after last week’s fatal crash in Boston in which a truck driver killed George Luis Clemmer, 71, of Cambridge, while he was riding his bike near Mass. Ave and Huntington Ave. We are especially frustrated because we continue to witness fatal crashes involving large trucks while the State…

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UPDATE: next steps on e-bike rebates!

Thanks to the 199 of you who emailed your legislators about e-bikes. We are thrilled to say that e-bike rebates were included in the House Transportation Bond Bill (Bill H.4897, “An Act relative to Massachusetts’s transportation resources and climate.”) We are much closer to making e-bike rebates a reality. Now the House and Senate need…

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Speak up for e-bike rebates in Massachusetts!

The Massachusetts House of Representative will vote TOMORROW on a series of amendments to Bill H.4897, An Act relative to Massachusetts’s transportation resources and climate. Amendment 331 will establish an Electric Bicycle (e-bike) Incentive Program. This incentive program will make it easier for people across the Commonwealth to access e-bikes by providing a rebate for e-bike purchases (learn more below), and will…

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