We are now half-way through May (National Bike Month) which also means we are half-way through Boston Bikes’ Get Biking Challenge! The Get Biking Challenge is a friendly competition to encourage more K-8 students (and their teachers) to bike by tracking how many minutes they ride each day. Prizes will be awarded to participants and schools; they […]
We’re so excited to announce that Fuji has signed on to sponsor our Youth Cycling Program. They have donated 5 bikes to our fleet and committed to donating 5 bikes per year for 3 years. The bikes will travel to Boston Public Schools throughout the Spring and Fall to be used by students participating in the program. […]
Last year we conducted a survey of Roll it Forward recipients to learn more about the program’s impact and where there is room for improvement. You can download the full analysis here. Key Findings: Roll it Forward distributes bikes to low-income individuals Recipients did not have access to bikes or other forms of personal transportation before […]
“Boston startup Fortified Bicycle just nabbed a $150,000 grant through the Mission Main Street Grants program run by JP Morgan Chase & Co., and it plans to use the money to build out a new office on the edge of Chinatown that it hopes will become a gathering place for Boston’s bike community.” Read the full […]
Last week we contacted public schools across Boston to let them know that we are now accepting applications for the spring season of the Youth Cycling Program (YCP). The Youth Cycling Program aims to increase physical activity as well as provide bicycle education for students in grades 2–12 during the school day. Our goal is for participants to […]
With the help of volunteers, annual bike counts are conducted each fall during the hours of 7-9am and 4-6pm. Since 2007 Boston has seen a 98% increase in cycling. Below you can find data from 2014. Click on each image to view a larger version. Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Najah Shakir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bike Friendly Business program was started in 2008 to acknowledge businesses that have committed to helping Boston continue on the path towards becoming a world-class cycling city. Since then we’ve had over 150 businesses apply to be named as a Boston Bike Friendly Business. These organizations range from small businesses with just two employees, […]
The goal of Roll it Forward is to repair used bikes and get them out to low-income Boston residents who would not otherwise have access to a bike. Bikes provide exercise, transportation, and joy, among other things. With the help of many people, Roll it Forward got exactly 100 bikes rolling in South Boston on April […]