Posts by Bike Union Staff

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Union Rider: May 2022

Pride Ride 2022 Join the Boston Cyclists Union on a queer-organized and queer-led group bike ride celebrating all the fabulousness of being a queer person on a bicycle! Get more info and sign up here! This event is a fundraiser for Trans Resistance MA. If it is accessible to you we encourage you to donate…

Read More

Bike Month Membership Giveaway

A Priority-brand white beach cruiser bicycle with brown leather accents.

Bike Month is a chance for us to connect with our members and grow our movement. Be sure to check out our exciting Bike Month 2022 programming! It’s also an important opportunity for us to raise funds for our work. We hope you’ll consider becoming a BCU member or renewing your membership – your tax-deductible…

Read More

You’re Invited! Bike-In Movie – Wednesday, May 18

You’re Invited! In celebration of Bike Month 2022, the Boston Cyclists Union is hosting a bike-in movie! Bike-In Movie 6:00 – 9:30 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Christian Herter Park Amphitheater Join us at Herter Park’s newly renovated outdoor amphitheater on the banks of the Charles River in Allston/Brighton for a screening of Grecia White’s new Boston-based…

Read More

Apply to Join Our Board!

A group of people in semi-formal attire and nametags strike silly poses.

The Boston Cyclists Union’s Board works with staff to define the organization’s direction and strategy and ensure its health, working on many issues of street design and mobility justice. You don’t have to call yourself “an avid cyclist” to join our board. In fact, that’s not what we’re looking for. We’re looking for people who…

Read More

Action Alert: Take Action for E-bike Access!

A family of a mother, father, and two kids are standing by their e-bike. The two kids are strapped into the back of the e-bike.

If we want to pass e-bike legislation this year, we need the Transportation Committee at the Statehouse to move the bills out of their committee by February 2! That means we need your help demonstrating to the committee members that there is far-reaching and plentiful support for these bills. In October we heard from 200…

Read More

Boston Bike Story: Salvador, Jamaica Plain

“I’ve been riding a bike in Boston since I moved here 19 years ago from Guatemala. I like biking because it seems to be the quickest way to get around, because I can go places outside of where T lines take me, and because I usually feel good while I’m riding. I have been hit…

Read More

The Union Rider: January 2022

Speak up for a safer Arborway More than 200 people attended a virtual meeting this month about the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plans to redesign the Arborway between Jamaica Pond and Forest Hills. It was great to see so many BCU supporters in the Zoom room! There are two more opportunities to shape the…

Read More