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Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. –John F. Kennedy

bay-state-bike-week-2Less than four weeks after Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, temperatures in Massachusetts have already crested 70-degrees. With the snow melted and a distant memory, now is a great time to start thinking about participating in Bay State Bike Week. Whether you’re an active cyclist, looking to start going on weekend family rides, or want to start biking to work, Bay State Bike Week has something for everyone and is a great time to join the movement and take on your cycling goals. Join us from May 13th to May 21st as the Commonwealth celebrates bicycling as a fun, healthy, and active way to travel.

Bay State Bike Week is a statewide event with single events occurring in communities from Amesbury to Boston, Quincy, to Nantucket, Worcester to the Berkshires, and everywhere in between.  Host your own event or join one in your neighborhood. Anyone can organize bike-centric events throughout the Commonwealth to encourage cycling and raise awareness about the many benefits of bicycle transportation. From newbies to seasoned cyclists, Bay State Bike Week has something for all kinds of riders!

I’m Ready to Participate! What’s Next?

Visit BayStateBikeWeek.org to find or host an event in your community. If you don’t see an event in your area, check back regularly because events are added daily. Any and all bike-centric events count. We’ve seen group bike rides, bike film festivals, bike breakfast stops along the way to work, and bike rodeos to teach children how to be safe. The opportunities are endless and events are open to everyone.

Prizes will be given to participants throughout the week. For a chance to win, participants must log their trips in NuRide, Massachusetts’ ridematching and rewards program. Each time you log a bike trip, you will automatically be entered to win a daily raffle prize throughout the week. NuRide is free and easy to use and can be used year-round to get rewards for any green mode of transportation.

Throughout the week, we encourage participants to share the Bay State Bike Week logo and post about events on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter but don’t forget to use #BayStateBikeWk to help keep the message going!

Happy Biking Bay Staters!

Bay State Bike Week is brought to you by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), MassRIDES, the Commonwealth’s Statewide Travel Options Program, and MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Advocacy Coalition.  For more information, visit BayStateBikeWeek.org.

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