Get ready for the deluge people, I am sure you have already noticed the massive increase in the number of new riders over the last couple weeks/months, with bike to work month only days away expect that number to increase even more!
Be sure to smile to all the new riders, they might be a little nervous and could do to see a friendly face.
There are already a bunch of events planned!
With Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week both right around the corner, MassBike will be out and about during all of May. We need your help to be out in full force representing bicyclists.
By volunteering with MassBike, you can support your state-wide bicycle advocacy organization and help to make Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week huge successes. You can also volunteer to earn a MassBike membership. Plus, MassBike volunteers have a lot of fun and get a free Bay State Bike Week T-shirt.
MassBike relies on volunteer support to reach out to bicyclists throughout Massachusetts. Whether you’d like to help spread the word about bicycling at a table, get your hands dirty cleaning chains, park bicycles out by the Charles River, or just give away free stuff, we’ve got an event where you can help out. Visit our volunteer calendar and check out the list below.
If you would like to help out with an event or have questions, please email [email protected].
Here are the events:
May Fair – Sunday, May 1, Harvard Square; 12pm-6pm
MassBike will joining this year’s May Fair in Harvard Square. We’ll be tabling to let people know what is going on in bicycling in Massachusetts, hand out some safety info, and let them know more about MassBike. Volunteers will help out for two hour shifts. Come down to help out MassBike and then enjoy the rest of the fair!
Urban AdvenTours’ Bike Month Kickoff – Sunday, May 1, Christopher Columbus Park; 12pm-5pm
We’ll be out with Urban AdvenTours to help kick off Bike Month. We’ll be tabling, handing out safety info and letting people know more about MassBike. There will be free coffee and snacks. Plus a raffle for a new bike, proceeds of which go to MassBike. Volunteer shifts are 2:30 hours.
New England Bike Expo – Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8, Somerville Armory (191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA); 5/7 & 5/8: 9:00am-5:00pm
The first ever New England Bike Expo will be coming to Somerville this year and MassBike will be there. We need volunteers to help table. Plus, we’ll be leading rides throughout the event and will need volunteers to lend a hand on the rides. Volunteers get into the Expo for free!
Bay State Bike Week! – Saturday, May 14-Friday, May 20, Various Locations
MassBike will be handing out t-shirts and ankle bands at various locations throughout Bay State Bike Week. More details on locations to come soon. Dates and times will be up soon on our volunteer calendar or email [email protected] to get the schedule as soon as it is ready.
Brookline Bikes Beacon – Sunday, May 15, Amory Park, Brookline; 12:45pm-2:45pm
We’ll be tabling at the annual Brookline Bikes Beacon. We’ll be giving out safety info and letting riders know more about MassBike.
Bike Friday – Friday, May 20, Boston City Hall Plaza; 7am-9am
Help greet bicycle convoy riders coming into City Hall Plaza at this year’s first Bike Friday. MassBike will be tabling. Free breakfast for volunteers.
Radio 92.9 Earthfest Bicycle Valet – Saturday, May 21, Charles River Esplanade by the Hatch Shell; 10am-6:00pm
MassBike will once again be providing bicycle valet at Radio 92.9′s annual EarthFest. Volunteers help to park bicycles throughout the day, or they can help out with set-up or tear-down.
Bicycle valet is a fun way to spend some time outside, while meeting bicyclists and seeing lots of different types of bicycles. Volunteers help process bicycles as they come in, wheel them to a parking spot, and then bring them back when their owners return. It is a simple way to support your statewide bicycle advocacy group.
We’ll have 2 and 1/2 hour shifts, going from 10am-12:30am, 12:00am-2:30pm, 2pm-4:30pm, 4pm-6pm.
Please volunteer with MassBike to help make Bike Month a success! You can find out more about our volunteer-to-member program here.
If you can help out with an event or have any questions, please email [email protected].
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