Every May, residents across Massachusetts come together in celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation. This is Bay State Bike Week. From Cape Cod to the Berkshires and everywhere in between, participants organize events like film screenings, bike breakfasts, festivals, and more, to have fun while encouraging new riders and raising awareness about bicycle transportation.
Bay State Bike Week is a partnership between MassBike, MassDOT, and MassRIDES, in collaboration with local advocacy leaders, bike shop owners, and anyone else who likes seeing others go by bike.
It is fitting that Massachusetts is the only state in the nation with a truly statewide bike week, given our long history of biking. From Worcester’s bicycle racing champion Major Taylor to the world-famous Springfield Bicycle Club Tournament, the love of biking has deep roots in our state.
Plan An Event In Your Community
Bike enthusiasts across Massachusetts plan events each year in their communities. Anyone can do it! Events help to raise the visibility of bicycling, engage new riders and promote the benefits of cycling for transportation and recreation. Visit our event planning resources page to get started. Once you have the details down, submit the event to be added to our calendar.
Find An Event
You can join the fun of Bay State Bike Week through local community rides, gatherings and celebrations. There are great events across the Commonwealth. Find one near you by visiting our calendar. Don’t see an event in your community? Check out our event planning resources and start one of your own!
Make Your Miles Count
The National Bike Challenge is a fun, free, game-changing event. In just three years, the Challenge has helped support thousands of bicyclists — new and old — to make every mile count! We invite you to join us by creating a team, earning badges winning prizes and sharing your accomplishments. It’s never too soon or too late to join. Ride your bike for fun, to work, on the trail—anytime you can. Click here to visit the Massachusetts National Bike Challenge page.
This year, we’re adding some exciting options for our event participants. Every day, Bay State Bike Week participants will have the option to log their bicycling trip in NuRide- the nation’s largest ridematching and incentive program for individuals who take green trips- and be entered to win a daily raffle prize. Whether you’re starting your own event or joining an existing one, let’s PUMP up those events, log your trips in NuRide, and make this the biggest Bay State Bike week ever! Happy cycling!
The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) is a week-long, FREE and friendly competition amongst Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities. The 2015 MCBC will take place during *Bay State Bike Week* (May 9th – 17th). This exciting corporate challenge has been hosted by MassCommute for Bay State bicyclists the last 20 years! Please join us this year for prizes, raffles, and our legendary “Bike Bash” celebration!