Ride You Way, Every Day!
September is Bay State Bike Month, a unifying month-long celebration dedicated to riding and promoting all things bikey, and this year we're doing a bit differently... We've extended the celebration to last all month long, and we've teamed up with our friends at MassCommute to run the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge this year for the week of September 19-27.
Here's how to help make a successful Bike Month:
Start an event and register it on our calendar
Help folks find out about your events and encourage folks to participate in Bay State Bike Month events in their community. Whether you have events in the works or in the planning stages, you know your communities and their needs best, and organizing events is a great way to get people plugged in. We will advertise on our events calendar and can provide you with support for outreach, brainstorming and anything else you may need.
Track your rides
MassBike is partnering with MassCommute and RideAmigos to provide a platform to track your ride. Throughout September, we will be rolling out challenges and competitions where individuals, employers, and municipalities can compete and ride to win prizes virtually. It's an easy process:
- Sign up at gomasscommute.com/massbike and click the "Join the MassBike Network" button. You'll be able to join or start a team of your own within the network to combine your miles with others in your company, your riding club, or any other team you want to create.
- Log trips with the dashboard, Using the Commute Tracker app, and even with Strava and other linked platforms.
- Watch your trips and miles add up! You'll be able to "compete" against other riders and be entered to win prizes throughout the month.
Contribute to better bicycling in MA
If you are able, we would love to have you help sponsor Bay State Bike Month. There are Platinum, Gold, and Silver level sponsorships available. Alternatively, you can support us with in-kind donations. Please see our sponsorship page for details.
Tell us why you ride by posting a short description of your reasons for biking in our Why I Ride blog. If you would like to include a photo with your post please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll share your post with #WhyIRide and enter you into a raffle to win prizes throughout Bike Month!
Join the Facebook event
We'll be cross-posting events and sharing networking on Facebook throughout bike month. You can check out our Bike Month event page here to help spread the word.
Share our Bike Month logo
Be a part of the promotion by downloading our logo (designed by the awesome Alex Joachim) and sharing with your networks!