Local Bike Shops
State & Local Cycling organizations
South Coast Bikeway Alliance
The South Coast Bikeway, will be a 50-mile continuous system paths and bike lanes that will connect Rhode Island to Cape Cod. Our Cities and Towns are Swansea, Somerset, Fall River, Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion and Wareham.
The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a bicycle and recreational trail created by and for the community and the region by the Town of Mattapoisett and by our supporters. The path is currently extends the Phoenix Bike Path one mile into Mattapoisett. When complete it will extend 4.5 miles and will connect Fairhaven, Mattapoisett village and Marion.
New Bedford Bike Committee
Our mission is to advocate and increase awareness for bicyclists in the city of New Bedford who use their bikes for transportation and recreational activities. We strive to connect all of New Bedford by bike, allowing for a safe & enjoyable mode of transportation. In doing so, we hope to give bicyclists, runners, rollerbladers and all other pedestrians an alternate way to view the beauty of New Bedford from different vantage points. More importantly, we want to give greater access to those who choose an alternate mode of transportation to exercise, commute to work, run errands, & live.
The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District plans for the future of southeastern Massachusetts, including the expansion of economic opportunity, the protection of natural and historic resources and the development of excellent physical and cultural amenities. They are a wonderful resource for the region. The bicycle and pedestrian information for the district, including the draft bicycle/pedestrian plan is here.
MassBike’s Vision for the Future Bicycling in Massachusetts is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable way to get around. Roads throughout the state are safe and welcoming for cyclists, and all users interact in a courteous and legal manner. Car-free pathways connect our communities, bicycles are fully integrated into our public transportation system, and secure bike parking is located where people need it. People of all kinds and means choose to bicycle for life, work, and play.
Safe Routes to School
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program promotes healthy alternatives for children and parents in their travel to and from school. It educates students, parents and community members on the value of walking and bicycling for travel to and from school.
In 1969, roughly 48% of students bicycled or walked to school. Today only 13% of children do so. And, travel to school can account for up to 25% of all morning auto traffic.
That’s why we work with schools like yours, to teach and inspire children to start walking and bicycling more often—to and from school, improving their physical health, safety, and community.
National Cycling organizations
People for Bikes
Uniting millions to make riding better for everyone.
PeopleForBikes is the movement to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.
Our goal is to make every bike ride better, whether that ride takes you on trails, down to the grocery store, or all the way across town. Why? Because when people ride bikes, great things happen for our bodies and our minds, and our local and global communities.
We are people who enjoy riding bikes, just like you.
Read more here.