Giving Tuesday is here! Will you help us raise critical dollars to advocate for better bike infrastructure and to provide community bike repair and education to those who need it most?
On the advocacy front, we’re fighting for safety improvements on the Craigie and Longfellow Bridges. And we’re campaigning for separated bike lanes on Mass Ave connecting all the way from the South End to Roxbury and Dorchester, which would close a key equity gap and provide a better connection between these neighborhoods and the surrounding area.
As for bike repair and education, we are committed to providing this service for free at our Dudley Bike Workshop and at farmer’s markets in neighborhoods where bike shops are inaccessible. Since 2011, we’ve taught bike repair skills to more than 1,800 people and fixed more than 5,300 bikes, and we hope to expand this program in the future so we can reach even more riders.
How can you be a part of our mission on Giving Tuesday?
- Donate: Your dollars will help us safeguard cyclists, get more people riding, and hold city and state officials accountable for progress year after year. Gifts of $36 or more grants you a one-year Bike Union membership.
- Volunteer! Take this survey to see what interests you and how you can help.
- Take a selfie with your bike, and let us know why YOU ride. Don’t forget to tag us @bostonbikeunion and use the hashtag #bostonbikestories
“I’ve been biking my whole life on Boston streets and I ride most days from Lower Mills to Roxbury for work. Riding makes me feel free.”
— Jordan, Dorchester
Biking is integral to mobility for residents across the city and region. We’re working with and for riders like Jordan, a small-business owner in Roxbury, to create an environment where people of all ages and abilities feel safe while commuting. We’ll be sharing the stories of Jordan and other riders like him over the next year in a campaign to humanize Boston’s bike community.
Give today to protect riders like Jordan.