[*BCM*] MassBike November Update
bikexec at massbike.org
Tue Nov 1 15:39:28 EST 2005
MassBike November Update
Bike Night: Announcing Two Special Guest Speakers
MassBikes 6th Annual Bike Night Celebration just got even better. Were
proud to announce that two of the most influential transportation leaders in
the stateMBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas and MassHighway Commissioner
Luisa Paiewonskywill be our special guest speakers for the evening. Join us
on Monday, Nov. 14 from 6:009:00 p.m. at Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire
Street, Inman Square, Cambridge. This benefit raises crucial funds that help
MassBikes advocacy work throughout the year.
Youll enjoy light appetizers, free bike valet parking, and a great silent
auction featuring items such as a hot tub rental and massage from Urban
Oasis Cambridge, a special ride in the Fells with professional bicyclist
Sara Bresnick-Zocchi, a private cruise around Boston Harbor, and more. To
see a list of silent auction items, please visit this page:
We also want to thank our generous business supporters including Jason and
Fischer; Landry's Bicycles; Redbones BBQ; Quad Cycles; Seth Yurdin, Esq;
Belmont/Ace Wheelworks; Bay State Speedskating Club; and Continental
Pre-register for Bike Night online:
Want to Get More Involved with MassBike? Run for our Board
Are you interested in taking your bicycling advocacy to the next level? Each
December, MassBike members elect our Board of Directors. Our
organization--Massachusetts' statewide bicycling education and advocacy
group--is in a growth phase and needs talented advocates to help us grow and
become even more effective. MassBike Board members serve for three years and
are responsible for setting organizational goals, helping to accomplish them
with their time and expertise, and raising funds and maintaining fiscal
oversight of the organization.
If youre passionate about improving bicycling conditions and would like to
harness your energy to help MassBike, wed love to hear from you. This year,
were especially looking for candidates who have prior board experience and
have experience with fundraising and business/financial issues. We are also
eager for help from dedicated advocates with other skills. Please note that
our application deadline is Monday, Nov. 14.
To learn more about serving on the MassBike Board, please visit our website
Is Your MBTA Bus Route Getting a Bike Rack?
Working with MassBike, the MBTA has announced it will install 250 bike racks
on buses next spring. MassBike has obtained a list of the affected bus
routes from the MBTA. Want to find out if your bus will get a rack? (All
buses on an affected route will be equipped.)
Click here to find out
Volunteer at Bike Night
To make Bike Night a success, we need your help. If youre willing to pitch
in, we still need help with bike parking, silent auction management,
merchandise sales, set-up, clean-up, and more. Volunteers get in free.
Please email vance at massbike.org for more information or to sign up.
Mass Red Ribbon Ride 2006 Kick-off Party
With the clocks changing, nows the time to think summer. Plan now to join
the Mass Red Ribbon Ridea fund raising bike ride that benefits a
collaboration of AIDS organizations throughout Massachusetts, and which is
an official MassBike Partner Ride. Theres plenty of time to fund raise and
train, along with fabulous people involved in the Ride. Whether you are an
experienced cyclist or a novice, this Ride is for you! Find out more, and
meet staff, riders and crew at the Ride 2006 Kick Off Party and Reunion on
Wednesday, November 9th; 6-8p.m. in the Landmark Center 2nd Floor (above
REI) , 401 Park Drive, Boston. Refreshments will be served. (Receive 15% off
coupon for REI as well as discounted parking); plenty of bike parking;
Fenway or Kenmore T. For more information, call 617-450-1100
Or click here
Donate to Our Bike Night Pledge Drive: Only $1740 to Go
MassBike is trying to raise an extra $7500 to help bike advocacy for the
coming year, but we can only do it with your assistance. Were nearly
therewe just need another $1740 to put us over the top. Your donation will
be put to good use and, as always, is tax-deductible.
Click here to donate to the Bike Night Pledge Drive:
Cycling Boston's Underground Railroad
MassBike volunteer Knox Gardner has put together a draft bike route
connecting various stops along the historical Underground Railroad in
Boston. He is interested in getting feedback on the route and finding ways
to make this tricky urban ride more family friendly, and would also like to
gauge interest in pursing National Park service recognition for this route.
If youd like to learn more or get involved in this effort (which will
require a regularly-programmed ride), please contact Knox Gardner,
knoxg at hotmail.com.
Download your guide here
Order Your New MassBike T-Shirt, in a Handsome Light Blue
MassBike has a new batch of t-shirts, which make perfect holiday gifts. S,
M, L, and XL shirts are available in both dark green and our attractive new
light blue. You can order by calling us at 617-542-2453 or emailing
vance at massbike.org for details. Give yourself or someone you love a treat
that promotes bike advocacy!
Click here to see photos and details
Donate Stock to MassBike
Planning your end-of-the-year tax strategy? A great way to help a cause you
care aboutand get a good write-offis to donate stock. MassBike now has a
brokerage account and can accept donations of stock. For more information
about this special way to help promote better bicycling in Massachusetts,
call Dorie at 617-542-2453 or email bikexec at massbike.org.
If you care about bicycling advocacy, you should be a MassBike member. All
year round, we are working across the state to improve bicycling conditions.
Whether youre a commuter, recreational rider, mountain biker, or any other
permutation, MassBikes advocacy efforts help make riding safer and better
for you. Please join your voice with 1600 other Bay State residents and
become a member. We truly appreciate it.
Click here to join MassBike
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