Biking

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Whether your goal is weight loss or to reduce the risk of heart disease, a regular bike ride can go a long way toward giving you an active and healthy lifestyle. And thanks to an increased focus on making our community bicycle friendly, there are many options within Springfield to get you pedaling.

Bike Rentals

No bike? No problem! The Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) offers reasonably priced bike rentals at their North Riverfront Park location. Bikes specifically designed for men, women, and children are available, including several with training wheels.

Cost:

  • $5 per hour for first hour
  • $2 for each subsequent ½ hour

Hours of operation:

  • Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sat. & Sun.: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Pioneer Valley Baystate Bike Week

Each spring, area organizations put a spotlight on bike riding throughout the Pioneer Valley with the Baystate Bike Week. Free bike rentals, free breakfasts for bicycle commuters, and great deals on a new bike purchase: Just a few of the region-wide opportunities you’ll enjoy at next year’s Baystate Bike Week.

Biking Safety and Resource

MassBike, an organization promoting bicycle use for fun, fitness, and transportation, recently kicked off a planning process to make bike use even easier in Springfield. Through the development of a bicycle and pedestrian plan, MassBike will partner with the city to make the downtown area even friendlier for bicycle traffic.

MassBike Bike Safety for Parents   MassBike Bike Safety for Kids
(Click image to download PDF flyers)

The League of American Cyclists provide many useful resources, such as smart cycling tips as well as accompanying videos for riding smart.


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