NB Bike Events
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 6-7:30pm
AHA! Kids Rule – Bike Clinic
Wings Court, Union St., NB, MA
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 6-7:30pm
NB Bike Public Meeting
Buzzards Bay Coalition
114 Front St., New Bedford, MA
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 5:45pm
NB Bike Group Ride
Other Local Events
Saturday, July 26 | 7:00am
Bike Mass Summer Century
& Family Event
Saturday, September 6 | 10:00am
“Bike the Bay Summer Series”
Fort Taber, New Bedford, MA
Here is the latest Massachusetts Police Training Video about bike safety, regulations, etc…take a look and know the laws:
We are members of the New Bedford Bicycle Committee ( You should join…. www.nbbike.org ) and recently we have heard some complaints from folks concerning cyclists observing the rules of the road. Specifically, riding the wrong way on “one way” streets. This is dangerous because drivers, pedestrians, and even other cyclists crossing or turning onto these streets tend to only check where traffic should be coming from.
Remember, “[cyclists] must obey all traffic laws and regulations of the Commonwealth.” This also means no texting while riding.
These laws are in place for your protection, as well as those around you. Please practice safe cycling.
FROM THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN CYCLISTS’ RULEBOOK…
The League’s five “Rules of the Road” are the core of the Smart Cycling program and will prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute no matter where you are riding.
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.
Please click on the link below to learn about bikes and bike law in the Commonwealth of Mass.
BE AWARE…. BE SAFE !!!
Bay State Bike Week
Celebration/Ride May 10th!
Come join us Saturday, May 10th for a Family Friendly event and ride through Fairhaven and Mattapoisett in celebration of Massachusetts Bay State Bike Week! Check in begins at 9:30 AM at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven and the group rides will begin at 10:00 AM. Three rides will be offered this year, a short ride (about 8 miles), a medium ride (15-20 miles), and a long ride (30-40 miles). You must have a bicycle, helmet and signed waiver to participate.
There is no charge for the event, and Free Bay State Bike Week T-Shirts will be given to the first 75 to register!
South Coast Bikeway
Hello to all!!! It appears that Spring is finally here along with the long awaited warmer weather. As you know that means bicycle riding weather!
Weather permitting we are looking to hold our first ride this coming weekend. It will be for beginners and intermediate. We will be riding the East Bay Bike path – more details to come.
The pace will be slow so that all riders can get those winter legs going again. So watch for more details in a day or two.
This ride will be perfect for those who want to start riding again but have left cycling many years ago. Get your bike out of the garage, basement, etc, and get it ready.
Brian Pearson / Chairman Bike Fall River
WhenSunday, May 18, 2014
Time10:00am until 12:00pm
Discover New Bedford Harbor on this scenic guided bike tour from Fort Taber in New Bedford’s South End to Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven. Along the way, Coalition staff will talk about the past, present, and future of the New Bedford Harbor cleanup during stops along the harbor, including a lunch break at beautiful Fort Phoenix. Then we will return to Fort Taber to complete this 12-mile round-trip tour. Bring water and lunch/snacks.
To learn more and RSVP, visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/BayAdventures
1000C South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744
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