LMA Bike Network

Bike Week is May 13th through May 21st

 

Register for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge!

The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge is a week-long, FREE, and friendly competition taking place during Bay State Bike Week (May 13th – 21st) with a new theme this year: “Be Outspoken.”

To participate, all you need to do is sign up, ride, and log your trips! Whether you bike for fun or to get to work, log your miles to be entered in daily raffles and competitions.

Here in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, we're having a friendly competition between hospitals, businesses, and colleges, so be sure to sign up with your work email to carry your workplace to glory!

Register and start logging your bike rides now! This year, you can download the Ryde app to automatically track your miles (without draining your battery).

 

Bike Week Calendar

Here in the Longwood Medical Area, MASCO CommuteWorks has planned a week's worth of free food, events, and tune-ups to encourage new riders and raise awareness about bicycle transportation.

Whether you’re a year-round commuter, a casual Sunday rider, or just looking to get into biking, Bay State Bike Week in the LMA has something for you!

Tuesday, May 16: CommuteWorks Bike Breakfast
7:30 to 9:30 AM, MASCO Courtyard, 375 Longwood Avenue

Stop in for bagels and coffee during your ride into work and learn about the benefits that ComuteWorks has to offer.  We will have mechanics from Landry’s Bicycles available for tune-ups. Click here to register for a tune-up.

Wednesday, May 17: Harvard Longwood Bike Breakfast
8:00am to 10:00am, Harvard Courtyard

Join the Harvard Longwood Cyclists and MASCO CommuteWorks for breakfast and learn how to get involved in the Longwood cycling community!

Thursday, May 18: Bike Tune-Ups, Pt II
4:00pm to 6:00pm, MASCO Courtyard, 375 Longwood Avenue

Need a tune-up but couldn't make it Tuesday morning? We'll be hosting a second night up tune-ups on Thursday night. Click here to register for a tune-up.

Friday, May 19: CyclingSavvy: The Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling
7:00pm to 10:00pm, 450 Brookline Ave. Dana-Farber,
Yawkey Conference Center, 3rd Floor,
Conference Rooms YC306 & 307

Join fellow cyclists to learn tips and tricks to make your ride safe and enjoyable. The topic is, "The Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling". Through guided discussion with video and animation, this session familiarizes students with traffic dynamics, problem-solving strategies and bicycle-specific laws.

Cost: $5/person. Use promo code: LMA40 Sign up here.

Saturday, May 20: CyclingSavvy: Train Your Bike
9:00am to 12:00pm, Dana-Farber Parking Garage,
50 Jimmy Fund Way

This session covers bicycle handling skills in a closed  course with  progressive drills designed to increase your control and comfort handling your bike. This session is open whether or not you have taken the classroom  session.

More info here.

Saturday, May 20: CyclingSavvy: Tour of Boston (Experiential Ride)
1:00pm to 4:30pm, 76 Jimmy Fund Way

You need to take Parts 1 & 2 before you take Part 3. This ride will go at a moderate pace and we will leave no - one behind!

More info here.

Questions? Contact CommuteWorks at commuteworks@masco.harvard.edu or 617-632-2796.