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Hubway Closed For The Blizzard

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 09

Like you were going to ride them anyway (although with how much they weigh it would be pretty fun to go skidding around on them).

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Hello Hubway rider,

Due to a forecast of inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 11 AM on Thursday, February 9th, for 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. Stations in Boston, Brookline, and Somerville, which are already closed, will remain closed for the remainder of the season.

We understand that forecasts vary and may change, and we will make sure to get updates to you. Closure and re-opening information will be posted to the Hubway website, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also send another email when the system is ready to reopen. 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).

Thank you for your cooperation,

​The Hubway Team

 


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Hubway Update

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 03

From the email:

Planning to watch New England’s Biennial February Football Game? Cambridge stations are open year-round, and you can take Hubway to your viewing party! Regardless of the game’s outcome, there is plenty of Hubway-related excitement this winter, like the record-setting 1.27 million trips riders took in 2016. There are also some inspiring Black History Month celebrations on our list of where to ride in February. All this means plenty of places to ride all winter long.

Commemorating Black History Month

In 1928, five African American women set off from New York City on a 250-mile adventure to Washington D.C. Their three-day ride was about personal pleasure and challenge, and the story calls into question our ideas of who bicycled in history and why. We found this important story via the series archives of The Bicycle Story: A Tale of People and Bikes, where you can read and hear this and other inspiring features about race, diversityempowerment, and their connections with bikes.

Where do you want Hubway in metro-Boston?

Stations in Boston, Brookline, and Somerville will be back before you know it, but if you’ve got a little riding downtime, now is the perfect time to use Hubway’s Suggest-a-Station tool. Got ideas for future Hubway station locations? Put ’em on the map, and provide feedback on others’ suggestions. We use this info when making Hubway expansion considerations.

Where To Ride

Looking for places to ride Hubway?
Want to brush up on your riding skills?
Interested in a group ride?Check out our full list of upcoming local events, festivals, rides, and classes. Here are some coming up in the next few weeks.

Sat 2/4, 10am-2pm    Cambridge Winter Farmers Market
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street


Sat 2/4, 1-2:30pm    9th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Festival
Brattle Plaza (in front of Crema Cafe at 27 Brattle Street), Cambridge


Sat 2/4, 3-5pm    Australia Day! Gondwana Chorale with Boston City Singers
First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge


Mon 2/6, 6-7pm    Bi-Monthly Meditation
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Mon 2/6, 6-8pm    Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway


Tue 2/7, 7-9pm    Central Square Social Club
Central Square Branch Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge


Wed 2/8, 3-4pm    Advanced DIY
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Thu 2/9, 6:30-8:30pm    Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month! An Evening with Joel Gill & John Jenning
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Wed 2/15, 7-9pm    Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month! Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis film screening
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Thu 2/16, 7-9pm    Boston Comics Roundtable
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Fri 2/17, 7-8:30pm    Meet the Author: Roxane Gay
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Thu 2/23, 6-8pm    Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month! Meet the Author: Bernice McFadden
Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway


Fri 2/24, All Day    Walk / Ride Day Check-In
Check in your commute, no matter where and how you traveled, for the chance at great bike-friendly rewards and prizes.


Sat 2/25, 10am-1pm    Longfellow Birthday Celebration
Stony Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge


Tue 2/28, 7-8pm    Boudreau Knitting Group
Boudreau Branch Library, 245 Concord Ave, Cambridge

Visit the full Hubway events calendar. Have an event we should include? Tweet it to us @Hubway with hashtag #WhereToRide.

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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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