The Union Rider | September 2019

Biketoberfest 2019: Thursday, Oct. 17th

Our annual fall party, Biketoberfest, is less than one month away! Do you have your tickets yet? Celebrate with your fellow cyclists, enjoy free food and drink (with the price of admission), and get down on the dance floor to live music from the Ideas Not Theories “Bicycle Orchestra.” As always, there will be a boatload of amazing raffle prizes up for grabs — valued collectively at well over $1,000. Ticket sales directly fund our work to make biking better in Boston, which means you can support that mission just by attending the biggest bike party of the year. You don’t need to be a Bike Union member to attend Biketoberfest. However, if you’d like to join the BCU, or renew your membership, you can do so for less than half the standard rate when purchasing a ticket to Biketoberfest. That’s a deal! Get your tickets here today!

FREE night at the Museum of Science for BCU members!

This summer, we won a landmark victory with the installation of protected bike lanes on the Craigie Bridge. Now, we invite you to join us this Friday in celebrating this milestone with a FREE night of fun at the Museum of Science for Bike Union members! Ride the new bike lanes to the Museum, and then check out more than 700 interactive exhibits in one of the largest science museums in the world. RSVP here. Not yet a member, or need to renew your membership? We’ll be on site to sign people in and can process memberships at the door, or you can join/renew online here

Free night at the Museum of Science
Friday, September 27 | 5-9 p.m.
1 Science Park, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Southwest Corridor Extension

Boston will soon start a major project to extend on-street bike facilities from the end of the Southwest Corridor all the way into Downtown, Beacon Hill and the West End. When completed, this extension could form the spine of Boston’s bike network, enabling riders to comfortably travel to and from points south to major job and commercial destinations, while also connecting to the protected bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge. We know you’re excited! However, there is no guarantee what this project will look like on the ground, so it is vital that we remain engaged from beginning to end. It will be particularly important for residents in the neighborhoods this project goes through (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South End, Bay Village) to show up and support the project. There are some smaller local meetings starting now. If you live in one of these neighborhoods, or bike here regularly, we want to hear your story so we can share it during the process. BTD will also be coming to our October 15 Activist Group meeting to talk with cyclists about the project. RSVP to Eliza (eparad @ if you want to come to that. In the meantime, you can sign up here to receive updates from the City.

Lowcountry Boil to benefit the Bike Union

The delicious food and drinks at the Frogmore are reason enough to check out the JP restaurant. Here’s another reason though: On Tuesday, October 1, after 8pm you can enjoy all that great southern-inspired dining while raising money for the Bike Union! What’s more: All the food will be FREE at this event, the Lowcountry Boil. Proceeds from a specialty cocktail will go to support our work, so bring your friends and come thirsty! Last year’s drink was called the “Dutch Reach,” and you’ll have to drop by this year to see what new concoction they have in store for us. RSVP here.