This is Bay State Bike Week. It is an annual collaborative effort involving bicycling enthusiasts, transportation officials, civic organizations, and businesses to encourage people to commute by bike or take short trips in their communities. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lauren LeClaire, communications director for the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, or MassBike, a nonprofit that promotes bicycling.
Massachusetts is the only state in the nation with a statewide bike week. Hundreds of events are taking place this week from the Berkshires to Cape Cod where bicycling is highlighted as an alternative form of transportation.