The Norwottuck Rail Trail re-construction is complete! 8.5 miles from Damon Road in Northampton to Station Road in Amherst is smooth, root & glass free! Many thanks to all that were involved to make this project a success. Get out there and […]
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The Pioneer Valley’s sixteenth annual Bay State Bike Commute Week took place May 9th-17th. This collaborative effort of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MassBike Pioneer Valley, MassDOT, community volunteers, and business and civic organizations is designed to encourage Pioneer Valley citizens to commute by bicycle to work, to school, and for short trips in their communities.
Many communities will host free breakfasts for bicycle commuters. Commuters who register at a community’s official site will be served coffee, baked goods, fruits, and fruit juice. Bike Commute Week t-shirts, bike maps, reflective vests, and bike information are also available. You can search the official Baystate Bike Week website event page by location here to find an event near you.
40% of every NEW MassBike membership in the Pioneer Valley comes back to the PV chapter, and 25% of every renewing membership. This means that your MassBike membership directly supports YOUR biking environment — on Pioneer Valley roads and trails, on transportation committees and agencies in the Pioneer Valley, and in Pioneer Valley events like Bike Commute Week.
MassBike Pioneer Valley held the Pioneer Valley’s fifteenth annual Baystate Bike Commute Week May 10-18. Thank you to all the volunteers for your help with all aspects of this event, and thank YOU participants and sponsors for making this another […]
There has been a flurry of letters to the editor in our local newspapers on the topic (linked below). The letter from MassBike PV’s president reads as follows: To the Editor: When a motorist overtakes a bicyclist, should the bicyclist […]
MassBike/Pioneer Valley is a chapter of MassBike, the statewide bicycle advocacy non-profit organization.
Our goals include...
- Maintain a visible, vocal, and effective coalition of bike advocates throughout the Pioneer Valley.
- Support bike- and pedestrian-friendly legislation in our towns.
- Establish bicycle/pedestrian/transportation committees in every town in the region.
- Enact traffic calming (speed humps, "neckdowns," etc.) in our neighborhoods.