|Get Your Bike Night Ticket By May 31!
Did you know you can support better biking around the state, and have a great time doing it? Don’t miss the swankiest bike party of the year – ticket sales for “Bike Night: From The Bikeway To The Runway” close on Friday, May 31! All proceeds support our advocacy and education programs. Tickets will not be available at the door.
WHAT: An incredible evening of food, drink, and entertainment, bike gear, bike clothing, and bike people (Due to the generous support of the Westin Hotel and other sponsors, this is a $150 value for only $85, or $80 for members!)
WHERE: The elegant Westin Boston Waterfront in the Seaport District
WHEN: Friday, June 7, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
But that’s not all:
BONUS #1: Live models walking the runway wearing the latest in bike fashion from Craft, Primal, Hincapie, Sweet Spot Skirts, Club Ride Apparel, Ibex and many more
BONUS #2: Incredible raffle and silent auction prizes from Pedro’s, Duvine Adventures, Rudy Project, Top of the Hub, the Red Sox and dozens more!
BONUS #3: Stay overnight at the Westin at a deep discount, take a leisurely ride sponsored by Green Line Velo, and visit the Boston Cycling and Health Expo, all at the Westin!
BONUS #4: All proceeds support MassBike’s advocacy and education programs, like the Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit, the Bikeable Communities Program, and child safety education
Time is running out - get your ticket right now!
MassBike is happy to present the National Bike Challenge in Massachusetts. We are joining the other 50 states and the District of Columbia in this national contest to see which state can bike the most. The National Bike Challenge is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists in partnership with Kimberly-Clark. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to keep the momentum of the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge through the end of September.
The challenge is a very exciting opportunity for the Bay State! We have seen an explosion of interest in bicycling across the state, and this is our opportunity to show the rest of the country what a bunch of bike-nuts we really are. Don’t be ashamed of that 100-mile bike ride you did the other day just for fun – log it!
There are also a number of prizes available to win for those who consistently track rides lasting more than one mile each day. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning (and the better the prizes) will be!
For a step-by-step process for registering for the National Bike Challenge, click here. That page shows you how to register for Endomondo (the website the drives the Challenge) and how to create teams within your workplace or school. You can also register as an individual. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].
Tell Us Why You Support MassBike
For the last 36 years, MassBike has been working hard topromote a bicycle-friendly environment and help make bicycling better in Massachusetts. We represent over 3,000 cyclists across the state who see bicycling as a solution for the traffic, health and environmental challenges we face in our community. We couldn’t do it alone. MassBike depends on supporters like you to continue our work making bicycling a healthy and more sustainable means of transportation and recreation.
We’d love to hear why you support MassBike to feature it on our website and at events. Please take a moment to tell us:
- Your name (first name and last initial)
- Occupation (optional)
- Your home town
- How long you have been supporting MassBike, or how many hours you have volunteered
- Why you supported MassBike
Email this to [email protected], extra points for attaching asmiling head shot. Thanks much in advance – as usual, we couldn’t do it without you!
We have wrapped up another successful Bay State Bike Week. With 175 events across the state and an estimated 13,000 participants, this was a hugely successful year. We had events from the Cape to the Berkshires ranging from bike breakfasts to races and rodeos to film screenings.
What we need are pictures, flyers, and any other media you can send our way to post on our social media and the next newsletter! Please send any thing to[email protected]. Also let us know any photo credits or captions to add.
Read more here….
|MassBike is Hiring!
We are excited to announce two great job opportunities: a part-time Bike Safety Instructor for the Boston area and a Project Coordinator based in Springfield, Massachusetts. If you or anyone you know would be interested in either of these positions, please send in an application. We are expecting to close the hiring process within a few weeks, so you’ll need to act quickly.
Bike Safety Instructor
Our Instructors deliver the bike safety education for our Education Program. We currently have four instructors located around the state, but are looking for an additional instructor for the Boston Metro area. The key to this position is having a flexible schedule, as many of the classes we teach are during the day, though occasionally on nights or weekends. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience and are intimately familiar with bicyclist issues. Time commitment will only rarely exceed 20 hours per month. To see the job description, click here.
We are searching for a top-notch candidate to help the City of Springfield build its bicycle and pedestrian network. The Project Coordinator is a full-time position based in Springfield that will work closely with staff from the City and from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. An ideal candidate would have a Master’s Degree or two to four years of experience doing related work. Spanish language skills and familiarity with or residency in Springfield a HUGE plus. To see the job description, click here.
Read more here…
Up Coming Volunteer Opportunities
We know that volunteers make up a huge part of our success, so we want to make volunteering with us even better. Anyone who volunteers ten hours of their time will automatically earn a MassBike membership!
Learn more about Membership Benefits.
To RSVP, email [email protected]
Monday, June 3: 4:30pm – 7pm & 7pm – 10pm
- Bike Valet parking for Redbones annual bike party
- At Redbones Barbecue, 55 Chester st, Somerville, MA 02144
Please join us at Redbones for bike valet parking, and of course great food and generous raffle prizes. This is a great event which raises money for MassBike & NEMBA.
Friday, June 7: 5:30pm-7:30pm
- Bike Night Fashion Show
- At the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
Coming to the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on Friday, June 7th is MassBike’s Bike Night! This suave soiree benefits MassBike and funds our numerous cycling advocacy and education programs. We are looking for a handful of volunteers for the night to help with our bike valet service and guest check-in. Bike valet volunteers will be needed from 5:30 to 9:30pm and our guest check-in volunteers will be needed from 5:30 to 7:30pm. As a bonus, all volunteers will have access to purchase tickets for all our raffle prizes and bid on our silent auction items. Since we greatly value our volunteer support, we will also be throwing a party at The Four’s Restaurant and Sports Bar at a time and date TBD for all those who come to help at Bike Night! Bike Night is not to be missed so sign up to help today!
Tuesday, June 11: 5:30pm-8pm
- MassBike Volunteer Night
- At MassBike office, 171 Milk St, Suite 33, Boston, MA 02109
Come join us for free pizza and cold beer (generously provided by Harpoon) at our upcoming volunteer night.
We meet every second Tuesday of the month. Volunteer nights are a great opportunity to help your state-wide bicycle advocacy group while having a good time and meeting great people. Volunteers help MassBike send out our monthly membership renewal reminders, prepare membership packets, and help out with other activities as they come up. Be sure to RSVP!
To RSVP, email [email protected]