Past Events & Promotions

 

BIKE MONTH

SUNDAY, MAY 1 - TUESDAY, MAY 31

Celebrate Bike Month with A Better City TMA! All month long, we'll be running events to get you geared up and ready to roll.

2022 BIKE CLINIC SERIES

Book a free 15-minute appointment with an expert mechanic from VeloFix to get a bike safety check, inspection, and advice on how to safely equip your ride! In addition to the initial inspection, you’ll also receive minor adjustments, adjustments to alignments as needed, oiled bike components, and checks for proper PSI inflation. Over the course of the Bike Clinic Series, we’ll also be dropping in with bike bells, leg band, and more goodies to help you level up your ride.

See our 2022 Bike Clinic Series Page for more information on how to sign up for your slot!

 

2022 BIKE CLINIC SERIES PAGE

WEBINARS WITH MASSBIKE

Make your bike ride work for you and learn how to optimize your bike ride to make pedaling through your day-to-day that much easier. From the experts at MassBike, these webinars are geared to help commuters of all comfort levels make the most of their bike commute:

RIDING TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE | 

Are you rethinking your commute as you head back to the office? Bicycling is a great option for getting there while keeping fit and reducing your carbon footprint. If you’re:

  • Interested in trying out bike commuting for the first time but aren’t sure where to start
  • Planning a new bike commute after moving to a new home or job
  • Out of practice with your bike-to-work routine after two years of telework

…you’re not alone!

Please join us for a 60-minute virtual lunch & learn workshop to cover the key tips you need to get yourself back on the bike path to work. Our knowledgeable instructors from MassBike will walk you through:

  • Considerations for mapping your bike route: what to watch out for, how to explore traffic by time of day, and resources for identifying lower-stress routes
  • Overlooked logistics for transitioning to the office after a ride
  • Benefits your employer may offer to support your bike commute

Missed the workshop? Login to GoMassCommute to watch the full recording and see the recap here! 

 

RIDING FOR BEGINNERS | 

Are you interested in cycling for transportation or recreation, but not sure where to start? You’re not alone! Join us for a 60-minute virtual lunch & learn workshop with MassBike to learn the basics you need to know to start exploring Boston on two wheels. Our expert instructors will teach you how to approach multimodal trips, the must-know rules of city cycling, which low-cost/low-commitment essential gear you should invest in, and the most important ABCs of bike maintenance.

This event is open to any employee, resident, or tenant of an A Better City TMA member property. 

 

BRINGING CARGO ALONG ON YOUR RIDE | 

If you love riding your bike to get to work, get your heart rate up, and explore the city, did you know you could also be riding your way to a more fun errand routine? Whether you’re hauling groceries, a little one, or even furniture (Allston Christmas is just a month away!), all you need is the right equipment and an open mindset to make it work. Join us for a 60-minute virtual lunch & learn workshop with expert MassBike instructors to learn the basics you need to know to start pedaling more than just yourself around by bike.

This event is open to any employee, resident, or tenant of an A Better City TMA member property.

BIKE MONTH CHALLENGE RAFFLE ON GOMASSCOMMUTE

All month long, take and log your bike trips on GoMassCommute for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to your local bike shop. Each bike trip logged equals one raffle entry, so the more bike trips you take, the more chances you earn to win a prize! We’ll also have a leaderboard so you can see how you rank across commuters of the TMA network.

 


MOVE GREEN, PLANT A TREE CHALLENGE

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 - SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Celebrate this year’s Earth Month with us by going for green trips! By going for a non-drive alone trip, not only will you be reducing commute emissions*, you’ll also be helping by planting a tree. Each set of 4 non-drive alone trips you take and log on GoMassCommute will earn one tree that will be donated and planted on your behalf!

If you’re looking to upgrade your commitment to embrace green commuting, sign the Clean Air Pledge to join motivated peers excited to share their insights and help you embrace a better, more sustainable commute routine! During the month of April, we’ll be celebrating new signees by donating to plant an additional tree on their behalf! 

Celebrate Earth Month with us by going for and logging 4+ non-drive alone trips on GoMassCommute, signing the Clean Air Pledge, and earning trees planted on your behalf!

 *When compared to commute emissions of taking a single-occupancy vehicle.



leaf the car behind CHALLENGE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Step into fall and embrace the season of gratitude! With the foliage in full swing, we’re inviting you to Leaf the Car Behind and go for a sustainable mode to get around for commutes, errands, and moreIn the spirit of gratitude, we’re donating $1 to a local organization fighting food insecurity for every set of 6 sustainable (walking, biking, telecommuting, or on transit) trips logged (for work, errands, & more!) on GoMassCommute. 

 

Use one of the following sustainable modes: train, bus, walk, bike, or telecommute for your trips (for commutes, errands, & more!) and log your trips on GoMassCommuteEvery set of six trips (1 trip = one trip to or from your workstation, supermarket, etc.) logged raises $1 for a local organization fighting food insecurity, all month long


MASSCOMMUTE BICYCLE CHALLENGE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Every year during Bay State Bike Month, A Better City TMA works with MassBike & other local TMAs to put on the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC), Massachusetts' longest-running statewide bicycle commuting challenge. Over September 19 - 26 this year, you can log your bike trips on GoMassCommute either on your own or as part of a team to help pedal your workplace, town, or residential building to the top of the statewide leaderboard. Participate as part of the Massachusetts cycling community and celebrate this year's theme with us: Rolling Together Again!

Thanks for another successful year of MCBC & congratulations to all our participants!

CHECK OUT FINAL STATEWIDE LEADERBOARDS
Click here to see statewide stats for top five individuals, teams, and networks over MCBC week.


URBAN RIDING VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

wedneSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 | 12:00-1:00 Pm

Are you curious about hopping on your bike for everyday commuting, errands, and exercise, but hesitant about how to get going in a busy urban environment? You’re not alone!

Join us and the experts at MassBike for an urban biking seminar geared toward sharing the knowledge and empowerment to take your commute into your hands in the cityand what to watch for in traffic being safe around other traffic, anticipating unplanned maneuvers, being predictable and visible, and how to ride in roads along with other traffic. Biking is fast, free, and fun (and you’ll get fit), and it's good for your physical and mental health -- especially important these days! The experts at MassBike have honed their tips to get you over the barriers. Join us for an hour-long presentation and discussion, come with your questions and your stories, and learn along with fellow bikers.

Missed the workshop? Login to GoMassCommute to watch the full recording here!


Zoom to work, don't emit challenge

Thursday, april 1 - Friday, april 16

As the weather warms up and the sun starts shining, take a chance to breathe in the fresh spring air & help keep it that way! 

Use one of the following zero transportation emissions modes: bike, walk, or telecommute for work at least 6 commutes (1 commute = one trip to or from your workstation) from April 1 to 16. Then, log your commutes on GoMassCommute for a tree to be planted on your behalf


Refresh your commute: CLEAN AIR PLEDGE

MONday, april 19 - Friday, april 30

For this year’s Earth Day, we’re encouraging you to consider the environmental impact of your commuting choices. Whether you telework, walk, run, roll, rideshare, or use transit, every sustainable transportation choice counts. 


Mobile combustion accounts for over 40% of statewide Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions. Every commute decision impacts that number. Will you join us on Earth Day and commit to managing your commute emissions this year? 
 

Sign our Clean Air Pledge to commit to green commuting, log at least 4 green commutes during April 19-30 on GoMassCommute, & we'll plant a tree on your behalf


CLEAN AIR PLEDGE

To kick off the new year, we’re launching our First Annual Clean Air Pledge!  

Mobile combustion accounts for over 40% of statewide Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions. Every commute decision impacts that number. Will you join Allston Brighton TMA in committing to a Year of the Clean Commute & reducing your commute emissions this year? Check out the perks for pledging below! 

  • Automatic Enrollment in Our Green Cohort! Join other commuters looking to green their commutes.  
  • Customized Cohort Reports! Receive reports to see the measurable impact you & your pledge cohort make over the year.  
  • Super Commuter Prize! Win guaranteed prizes for logging 10+ commutes (no more than 2 telecommutes) every month on GoMassCommute at the 6- and 12-month mark! 
  • Share Your Why Raffle! Keep an eye out for a post on our social media where you can like & comment why you’ve pledged to get entered in a raffle! 
  • Limited-Edition Social Media Badge! Get access to a commemorative badge to share your commitment with your networks. 

2021 Bike safety checks

Every year, Allston Brighton TMA partners with local bicycle shops to offer free bike safety checks to employees and tenants at our member locations during warm weather months. The Bike Safety Checks are our way of getting to know the cycling community and rewarding cyclists for their dedication to a sustainable commuting choice.

Check below to see if there's an upcoming Bike Safety Check at your workplace. Please note: 2021 events are subject to cancellation, rescheduling, or replacement with virtual workshops as public health guidelines continue to evolve.

wednesDAY, May 5 | 8:00-11:00 am | Boston University - Charles River Campus

Log into GoMassCommute & sign up for your slot here!


thursDAY, May 6 | 8:00-10:00 am | St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

 Log into GoMassCommute & sign up for your slot here!

THURSDAY, MAY 13 | 12:00-1:00 Pm | VIRTUAL ABCS OF BIKE MAINTENANCE

oPEN TO ALL ALLSTON BRIGHTON TMA COMMUTERS

Log into GoMassCommute & sign up for your slot here!

 

THURsDAY, May 27 | 8:00-10:00 am | The Overlook at St. Gabriel's

 Log into GoMassCommute & sign up for your slot here!


 

PAST BIKE Safety checks

In Spring 2020, we offered a virtual tune-up workshop to help our members keep cycling safely while gatherings were suspended. 

tuesday, may 12 | 12:00-1:00 PM | zoom