Bay State Bike Week 2010 was a big success in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). Harvard’s Longwood Campus (Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine) took first place in its size category in the MassCommuter Challenge - a friendly competition amongst Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions and municipalities in which employees, students and residents support their “teams” (tied to where you might work, go to school or live) by pledging to bike for all or part of trips during Bay State Bike Week. Bike Week is designed to encourage interest in cycling and recognizes various categories of organizations for the number of miles biked by their members during the week of May 17, 2010. Learn more about Bay State Bike Week here: http://massbike.org/bsbw/.
For LMA participants, MASCO’s Commuteworks program hosted bike clinics, information and registration tables, and a Bike Breakfast where riders enjoyed food and free bike check-ups from REI. Bike commuter safety is a definitely priority at the Harvard Longwood Campus. During Earth Week, the HMS Sustainability Program partnered with Harvard-affiliated Quad Bikes to host an on-site bike maintenance clinic, and MassBike held a "Bike Commuter Safety" lunch presentation on May 12. HMS Campus Operations also installed new bike bumps in each of the secure bike cages on campus this spring.
For more information on Bay State Bike Week or biking in the LMA, contact Matthew Grymek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-632-2796.