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How does Boston know when and where people are biking?

This article is the first in a new series of analysis from a volunteer-lead group BCU Labs. BCU Labs seeks to draw insight and tell stories from the wealth of…
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Ari, wearing cowboy hat and standing in front of their Surly Long Haul Trucker bike, loaded with bikepacking gear

Reimagining the (Bike) Path Forward: A Journey Toward Mobility Justice and Equity

When I was in my early twenties, I was forced to flee my home country due to the political persecution and repression I faced as a student activist and independent journalist.
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Picking a Winter Bike Outfit with Clothes you Already Have

This weekend there were record windchills of nearly -40°F, and for many that means no biking. There are definitely dangers to going out in weather that cold and you have…
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Winter Biking: BCU Staff Tips

When the cold weather season first hits, so many of us pack away our bike gear and wait for warmer, dryer weather. Winter biking has a perception of being reserved for just the "hardcore" cyclists, not for ordinary people who ride their bike here and there. It can seem like a high investment, both gear-wise and emotional just to get out during the colder season, but here at the BCU all of us take the roads in the winter and want to share our stories and tips!
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Exciting News: An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities signed into law!

As you may know, the Boston Cyclists Union has been advocating for “An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities” for a long time. This past July after George Clemmer was fatally…
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Bike Stories – Bluebikes are changing the way people see public transportation

Buses and trains tend to be the first things that come to mind when we think public transportation, but bikeshare programs like Bluebikes are growing increasingly fast as an affordable…
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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…
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Big Changes at the BCU – Executive Director Transition

Big news! Our Executive Director, Becca Wolfson, is moving on later this month. Stay tuned for news from her about what she's up to next... and come to Biketoberfest to send her off!
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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)…
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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…
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Mayor Michelle Wu claps her hands in City Hall Plaza, surrounded by people with bikes at a rally.

Weigh in on the Boston Streets Department budget priorities in FY23

Last year there were no new protected bike lanes installed in Boston. While we are seeing progress on some long-awaited projects this spring, like the road diet and bike lanes…
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A Priority-brand white beach cruiser bicycle with brown leather accents.

Bike Month Membership Giveaway

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…
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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…
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