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  • Pioneer Valley Bay State Bike Week 2016
    Pioneer Valley Bay State Bike Week 2016

    The Pioneer Valley’s seventeenth annual Bay State Bike Commute Week will take place May 14th-22nd. 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.

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  • 2016 MassBike/Pioneer Valley Bike Advocate of the Year nominations
    2016 MassBike/Pioneer Valley Bike Advocate of the Year nominations

    Know someone who goes well beyond the call of duty to fight the good fight here in the Pioneer Valley and make our streets safer for all of us on two wheels? If so, let us know! Nominate them for […]

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  • MassBike Pioneer Valley Membership
    MassBike Pioneer Valley Membership

    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.

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  • MassBikePV Photo Gallery
    MassBikePV Photo Gallery

    View an assortment of interesting and compelling images from MassBikePV through the years. Gallery includes images from past BikeWeek escapades and happenings . . . .

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  • Damon vs. Town of Hadley Ruling & Editorials
    Damon vs. Town of Hadley Ruling & Editorials

    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 […]

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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.