The Boston Cyclists Union is very lucky to have members and volunteers who are so dedicated to our work. At the start of 2016, a few Bike Union volunteers got together, with Community Organizer Doug Johnson, to hatch a plan to host the Boston Cyclists Union’s very first ride – and not just another fun day trip, a multi-day fundraising bike ride!
On Wednesday May 25th, Team Bike Union will begin an exciting 400 mile journey from Montreal to Boston in an attempt raise $15,000 for the Boston Cyclists Union! The first annual MB400 will take our riders from the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal across Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains before they arrive back at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston on Memorial Day. That evening, there will be an after party celebrating Team Bike Union’s return at long time Bike Union supporter Flat Top Johnny’s. Please come and join us!
Funds raised by the ride will go to support the BCU’s three key strategic priorities, which are:
- Our Bikeways for Everybody Campaign, which is to create connected, cross-region, low stress bike routes that are either protected bike lanes or off-street paths, so that people of all ages and abilities can be comfortable riding a bike as a sustainable & healthy mode of transportation;
- Vision Zero, to make the streets safer for people biking and for all road users. The goal is to reduce traffic fatalities to zero through policy changes and designing safer roadway infrastructure;
- Bike to Market and our indoor Bike Workshop, which allow us to teach bike repair skills and fix bikes for free in neighborhoods without bike shops and in communities that otherwise may not be able to afford to pay for work to be done on their bikes.
Do you want to support the 14 riders as they go on their journey and the work of the Boston Cyclists Union? You can meet each of the riders and contribute to the ride’s general fund by clicking here. Thank you for your support and for helping us make Boston a world class city for living and biking!