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. In the past we have hosted Bike Month in May, but in 2020 we're moving Bike Month to September, encouraging 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 encouraged to host or join one of 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 26th annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge September 19-27.
How do I plan, organize, and host an event?
Check out the National Bike Month Guide, produced the League of American Bicyclists on tips for starting your event.
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 to the calendar until they are approved by a site administrator.
How do I sign up for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge?
This year we are encouraging riders to log all their trips for commuting, recreation, fitness, and fun! We have details on this comprehensive page HERE. You can create a profile on https://gomasscommute.com/massbike, and start tracking your rides now, and starting Sep 1 we'll have friendly "challenges" to win prizes and compete with other riders across the state!
Will there still be free Bay State Bike Month gear for my event?
As a benefit for your attendees, we have a limited amount of SWAG (stuff we all get). If you are interested in receiving Bay State Bike Month materials to hand out at your event, you can see this page HERE, https://www.baystatebikemonth.org/gear_and_fun_stuff. Stay tuned for update for the stuff, and please contact us at email@example.com 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.