FAQ

What is Bay State Bike Month?

Every year, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Month. This September, we will be celebrating bicycling from Cape Cod to the Berkshires and everywhere around and in between. We're here to encourage riders throughout the commonwealth to organize bike-centric events to encourage new riders and raise awareness about bicycle transportation.

During this designated month, communities, organizations, and individual organizers are invited to host or join one of the hundreds of events statewide.

Who hosts Bay State Bike Month?

Bay State Bike Month is a collaborative effort between MassBike and MassCommute. This year we are joining forces to bring you Bay State Bike Month this September, including the 27th annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge September 19th-26th.

How do I plan, organize, and host an event?

Check out our Resources page and the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Month Guide for tips to get your event rolling.

The process looks a little different than it has in the past? How do I host or submit an event?

If your event meets the guidelines to be a Bay State Bike Month event (as long as it has a focus on bicycles!) you can register your event on our official calendar. Submit the form on the website with as much information as you can so that people know where to go when they attend. Having issues submitting an event? Contact MassBike at [email protected]

Please note that events will not populate on the calendar until they are approved by a site administrator.

How do I sign up for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge?

Those who are part of a Transportation Management Association (TMA) will sign up for the challenge through their TMA & log their rides with their trip platform. If you're not part of a TMA, you will log your trips with MassBike's Love to Ride Group. Learn more at the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge page.

Will there still be free Bay State Bike Month gear for my event?

MassBike is currently working on ordering a limited amount of SWAG (stuff we all get) for your Bay State Bike Month events. Stay tuned for updates stuff, and please contact us at bikeinfo@massbike.org for more information.

Additionally, if you are interested in producing your own giveaway items such as quality bicycle lights, we can assist with logos and graphics, as well as vendor contacts. Please email [email protected] for assistance or if you have additional questions.

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