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Hubway Shut Down For The Storm

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 07

Good to know if you use Hubway to get to work:

From Hubway:

Due to a forecast of inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 12PM noon on Saturday, January 7th, to protect the safety of our riders and staff. Once the closure has begun, no bikes can be rented at the stations, though any bikes in use at that time can be returned to any Hubway station with an available dock.

Following the storm, Hubway field staff will be working to clear stations, after which the Cambridge stations will reopen. Boston stations will remain closed for the remainder of the season. While the Boston stations were originally scheduled to be removed a few at a time throughout the next week, the expected snowfall will require additional time for Hubway field staff to prepare and remove the stations.

We understand that forecasts vary and may change. Closure and re-opening information will be posted to the Hubway website, Facebook, and Twitter. For real-time station, bike, and dock availability, visit our station map, or call to speak with a Member Service Representative at 1-855-9HUBWAY (948-2929).


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Hubway To Stay Open Through The New Year

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 27

From Hubway:

 

All 149 winter stations will remain open through New Year’s, as we continue Hubway’s most expansive winter operations ever. Seasonal hibernation is scheduled to begin in Boston on January 3rd. The station removal schedule for the first week of January has been published, though please note it is subject to change due to weather or other access issues. Unlike prior years, each station will remain open until the day of its removal. And of course, all 43 stations in Cambridge continue year-round, so make sure to review our cold-weather riding tips.


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Hubway About To Hit 5 Million Rides! Help Them Out And Win Stuff!

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 16

Hubway is about to hit five million (!!) rides, and to celebrate they want to give away some goodies to the 5 millionth rider!


Hubway’s real-time rides counter is live!

The impact of bike sharing on everyday life in metro-Boston is tremendous, and the benefits extend far beyond the individual riders. Check out Hubway’s real-time rides counter today and see how Hubway has changed the way we live.

We want to celebrate our great achievements with our riders! Take a ride between now and the 5 millionth ride for your chance to win great prizes. Each ride you take = 1 entry into our drawing to win free passes, restaurant gift certificates in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge & Somerville, and gear from Hubway and New Balance.

Prizes from Our Partners

Trade, Boston

Upscale neighborhood bar and restaurant focused on serving an innovative Mediterranean menu designed around locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The restaurant raises the bar on creating a consistently exceptional experience. One Hubway rider will be drawn to win a $100 gift certificate. 540 Atlantic Ave, Boston. Hubway station: Purchase St at Pearl St.

The Regal Beagle, Brookline

Though it’s named after the much-loved local pub from Three’s Company, the Regal Beagle certainly doesn’t feel like a throw-back to the 70s or 80s. The dapper little restaurant is a true neighborhood bistro with chic décor, an affordable yet upscale modern menu of seasonal, creative comfort food and a cheeky list of inspired cocktails. One Hubway rider will be drawn to win a $100 gift certificate. 308 Harvard Street, Brookline. Hubway station: Coolidge Corner – Beacon St @ Centre St.

Miracle of Science, Cambridge

Miracle of Science stands strong as the leader in geek-chic. Its menu is hand written onto the wall and it was one of the first restaurants to employ the open floor concept. Always packed with artists, musicians, geophysicists, and computer gurus who know they don’t have to go anywhere else looking for a good time.One Hubway rider will be drawn to win a $100 gift certificate. 321 Mass Ave, Cambridge. Hubway station: University Park on Sidney St.

Casa B, Somerville

A modern interpretation of the traditional Spanish tasca, embracing the romance, warmth, and spice of Latin America. It has strong culinary roots in the Spanish Caribbean cuisines of the Island of Puerto Rico and Colombia’s Atlantic Coast, drawing further inspiration from many other Latin American countries.One Hubway rider will be drawn to win a $100 gift certificate. 253 Washington Street, Union Square, Somerville. Hubway station: Union Square – Somerville.

New Balance for Rider #5,000,000!

The rider that takes the lucky 5 millionth ride will receive a free pair of brand new kicks from New Balance, along with a Hubway annual membership (for yourself or a friend) and t-shirt to rock while pedaling around town. The first rider of our next 5 million rides (#5,000,001) will also receive this great prize!


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Two Hubway Stations Moved

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 28

Happened last week, but if you haven’t noticed yet this might affect your commute.

From Hubway:


Stations to move after rush hour on September 22nd

Effective Thursday morning, at 10am on September 22nd, after the morning commute rush, the two Hubway stations located at North Station, TD Garden – Causeway at Portal Park #1 & #2, will be moved to accommodate ongoing construction in the area.

New docks will be placed in two different nearby locations (map below):

  • 16 docks will be added to the station at Nashua Street at Red Auerbach Way.
  • 35 docks will be installed on the west side of North Station at the new West End Park station, across the street from the Nashua Street at Red Auerbach Way station. Use the crosswalk at the intersection of Lomasney Way and Martha Road to access West End Park.
The original Portal Park stations will be in place for the morning commute rush on Thursday, September 22nd, until 10am. The new locations are expected to be installed immediately after the former stations are removed, but please note there may be some down time between removal and installation during which the docks will not be available. Please allow for additional time if looking for a bike or dock in the area. We recommend planning a backup mode of transportation in case the need should arise.

A Hubway Ambassador will be available for more information at the former station location on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Hubway’s North Station Valet service will continue at the new West End Park station during its regularly scheduled times, Monday through Friday, 4-7pm. Please allow for additional time, especially during heavy commute times and evening rush hour if traveling to catch a train.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Hubway Free Ride Day, Sept. 10th

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 08

Hubway is giving away a free day of rides this weekend!


Get Your Free Day Pass

We’re teaming up with Blue Apron to celebrate the end of the summer season with free 24-Hour Passes on Saturday, September 10!

Sign up today to get your free pass. We’ll send you an email with a gift code that you can redeem at any Hubway kiosk on the 10th.*

Get My Free Pass
Invite your friends to join you for a free ride by sharing this URL:  thehubway.com/freeride

$30 Off Your First Blue Apron Delivery

In addition to a free ride, Blue Apron is offering Hubway riders $30 off their first Blue Apron delivery!

Start cooking →

Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients and recipes you need, in exactly the right proportions, to make simple, seasonal home-cooked meals. New recipes are created each week by Blue Apron’s culinary team, so you’ll learn to cook with new ingredients, cuisines, and cooking techniques. Discover a better way to cook!
*When you redeem your gift code, the cost of your 24-hour Pass ($6 value) will be waived. You can take as many rides as you want while your pass is active, and the first 30 minutes of each ride is free. If you keep a bike out for longer than 30 minutes at a time, you will incur additional usage fees, which will be billed to the payment card you swiped at the kiosk. To avoid being charged additional fees, keep each ride to 30 minutes or less.

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