Cycling Groups and Advocates
Photo courtesy of MassBike
MassBike is a major advocacy group for bicycling in Massachusetts.
Online at www.MassBike.org.
Office is downtown at 171 Milk St. #33, Boston, MA 02109.
They organize interesting events and work with officials to make roadways more bike friendly.
Responsible for getting bikes on the subway and recently persuaded the MBTA to start putting bike racks on buses.
Another group that organizes rides is the Charles River Wheelmen.
All bike stores fix bikes, of course, but here are a couple places to fix your own bike:
The Somerville Bike Kitchen is a cooperative space for fixing your bike and learning about bikes: SomervilleBikeKitchen.org.
Broadway Bicycle School is a commercial space for fixing your bike and learning about fixing bikes: BroadwayBicycleSchool.com.
Some cities have a bicycle coordinator and a Bicycle Committee:
- Boston bicycle coordinator: Nicole Freedman at 617-429-8440
City of Boston bikes website
- Cambridge bicycle coordinator: Cara Seiderman at 617-349-4629 , email@example.com
City of Cambridge bikes website
Cambridge Bicycle Committee: CambridgeBikes.org
- Somerville senior transportation planner: Sarah Spicer, (617) 625-6600 x2519.
Somerville Bicycle Committee: SomervilleBikes.org
MassBike can tell you about your town.
If you have ideas or concerns, you could contact your town's bicycle coordinator.
If you're outside Massachusetts but still in the US, check out the League of American Bicyclists to get connected with advocacy groups and other riding connections in your area.