Boston Bikes Update, Volunteer, Helmet Hub, And More!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 04

Below is the update from Boston Bikes (the city), I am pretty stoked about the HelmetHub vending machines, I got to see them being made, and the final product looks pretty damn amazing.

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Volunteer for Boston’s Annual Counts & Safety Campaign 

Boston Bikes is seeking volunteers for two important projects:

  • Count cyclists during the Boston Bikes annual counts.  These counts help shape policy and infrastructure changes.   Dates and times as follows: September 15  to October 7.   7 AM-9 AM and 4 PM -6 PM.Minimum shifts are two hours.
  • Spread the word about bike safety during Boston’s Urban Cycling Safety Campaign.  Put flyers on bicycles or be a riding ambassador. Dates and times as follows: September 15 to October 7th. Flexible times. Minimum shifts are two hours.

E-mail for more information or to get involved.

Join Boston Bikes Advisory Group. Apply now.

Boston Bikes is seeking applicants to become to be part of the Boston Bikes Advisory Group (BBAG). The BBAG will advise the Director of Boston Bikes on priorities related to cycling in Boston and serve as a liaison to the cycling community.  Applications are due September 13, 2013.

For an application visit or e-mail[email protected]gov.

HelmetHub Machine  HelmetHub Launch

Thursday, September 5, 2013
12:30pm – Boston Public Library

Join Mayor Tom Menino, Boston Bikes, and Hubway in a ribbon cutting ceremony for HelmetHub, Boston’s helmet vending machines. HelmetHub will provide a way for cyclists to rent or purchase a helmet at Hubway stations.  Ceremony takes place outside at the Hubway station.

Other volunteer opportunities 

One time opportunities:

East Boston Makers & Movers event. We are looking for volunteers to staff tables where attendees will have the chance to design signage, help orient bike parking, and learn about bike safety. Friday, September 6, 3-6pm. Contact Mariko Davidson at for more information.

Recurring opportunities:

Do you like WordPress? We are seeking a volunteer webmaster who can help us troubleshoot. This is a long-term opportunity, that requires few hours of work. You must be a quick responder who has extensive knowledge of and experience working with WordPress. Contact [email protected] for more information.

$5 Subsidized Hubway Memberships

The City of Boston offers $5 annual Hubway memberships to residents of Boston who are receiving public assistance or have low incomes. These
memberships also includes a free helmet.
Visit: for more information about the program.

Contact Najah Shakir at 617-918-4343 to see if you qualify or for more information.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Attend these upcoming public meetings to voice your support or criticism of bike facilities in the following areas.

Cycle-track around Public Garden
Wednesday, September 18th
6pm – 8pm
127 Mount Vernon Street, Beacon Hill

Visit our website for more information. If you cannot attend the meetings, send us your comments via e-mailFacebook, or Twitter.


Apply to join the Boston Bikes Advisory Group!



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