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Hubway Weather Advisory

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 07

Got this in the email heads up:

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Dear Hubway Member,

With another early season storm bearing down on metro-Boston, we want to remind you to use caution when riding Hubway. While the system will remain open during this rain event, we will be monitoring conditions and may close the system temporarily if snow or ice develop within our service area.

Please visit thehubway.com or download our Spotcycle app for up to the minute system information. You can also monitor our feeds at Twitter and Facebook.>Thanks and safe riding from the Hubway Team.

Operated by Alta Bicycle Share.
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Contact us directly
Phone:  877-4HUBWAY (448-2929)
Email:  [email protected]


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Welcome To Iowa

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 24

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Welcome to the corn, here have some high winds and hail!


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Fun And Useful!

Written by Boston Biker on Oct 22

Seems a very special and awesome Boston Biker has been using this humble service to give cyclist specific weather updates every day! It makes me feel classy to know that there is a weather report just for me and my cycling brothers and sisters.

Check it out here.


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Seriously Winter!? Seriously!! (Open Thread)

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 01

What the crap!? Urg so it looks like winter is going to kick us in the teeth one more time (at least) so let us all know, where is the bad spots, what should we be looking out for, how do you feel about this snow, tips for staying warm, your favorite hot chocolate place, anything! Drop your knowledge on the comments section.


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The Joys Of A Nice Day

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 12

Oh my goodness it is nice outside today. The morning ride (which for the last couple months has been an exercise in endurance) was AWESOME! Nice breeze, sunshine, lots of people on bikes, completely amazing from tires to helmet.

I also saw a million more people outside on bike than I have for the last three months. This is not surprising as (have I mentioned this) it was freaking stellar outside this morning.

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I did however see some things that made me a bit worried.

1. Get fenders, seriously I saw so many skunk stripes this morning that I thought it was a new fashion statement.

2. Red lights mean stop… I have run red lights in my day, but not when a big ass truck is about to hit me… If you must run the red lights at least slow down and LOOK BOTH WAYS before running out into traffic. Do you know what kind of therapy bills I will have to pay after I see you dismembered by a Volvo in the middle of an intersection.

3. Cops are not ninjas. Seriously why would you run a red light in Cambridge (known for this sort of thing) when their are TWO COPS in full uniform on the other side of the intersection with TICKET BOOKS in their hands WAITING TO GIVE OUT TICKETS to bikers running red lights… I saw them a block away, they were standing almost in the road watching all the bikers go by. How did you two people in front of me miss them?

So in short, enjoy the ride, but remember this is not like riding your car, you have to pay attention!


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Snow Ride Open Thread

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 28

I though we would try something a little different. This post is for you to post your feelings, road conditions, ride results, etc about the lovely weather we are having today. Get it off your chest! Let us know where the bad streets are, how covered with ice you were, how much fun you had go for it!

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The Word On The Street

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      TweetRecently the Boston Cyclists Union solicited feedback on Facebook about ways DCR can improve public safety in their parks, as part of ongoing dialogue in the wake of last winter’s #WinterBiker kerfluffle.  I felt this is the best way to deliver … Continue reading →
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    • Boston Bikes Hiring For Bicycle Instructors August 21, 2014
      Tweettwo cool jobs from Boston bikes. ————-   Boston Bikes employs a small team of part-time, somewhat seasonal employees, primarily for Community Cycling Programs. Once you’re a part of our team, you’ll have opportunities to support all of our projects. We … Continue reading →
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    • While a home run is great working on your singles hitting stroke yields more long term results (Mayor Marty Come Ride With Us!) August 21, 2014
      TweetDotbike met with the Boston Cyclists Union one week and representatives of the Mayor’s Boston Bikes the next. This blogger pressed the approach that “if it gets paved it gets painted” on both fronts. Even from among the ranks of … Continue reading →
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    • Cycling In America Goes With Privilege Not With Necessity August 21, 2014
      TweetThe article on cycling elitism, which I wrote about a few days, ago piqued my curiosity about who is riding bicycles today and why. My research led me to several articles which confirmed that the majority of cyclists in America … Continue reading →
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    • MAKING “COMPETE STREET” OPERATIONAL: MassDOT Actives “Active Streets Certification (and Grant)” Program August 20, 2014
      City after city has found that making their streets safer and friendly for everyone – more walkable, bikeable, transit accessible and “socializable” – makes them more attractive to current and prospective residents and businesses. Not to mention the positive impact on reducing pollution, promoting public health, and dealing with climate change issues. The ba
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    • Compass Rose Headbadge August 19, 2014
          This thing came out so nice!  I used paint marker masks, acid etching, and a dark black patina to really bring out the look on this.  I really enjoyed making this, each step was slow and deliberate, from cutting the masks with a razor blade, to painting on the paint marker, to acid […] Continue reading →
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    • Crease is Coming August 19, 2014
      Tweet Rumor has it that the folks in charge want a crease rule. Chances are a crease is coming to a polo game near you. Here is a lil preview. What are the specs of the future crease? -A crease … Continue reading →
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    • BBP Presents: A Polo Cat August 18, 2014
      Tweet Artwork by Michael McDuffee Boston Bike Polo is hosting a Polo Cat Race on September 6th to help make some dough for our 4th Annual Commonwealth Classic. Study up on your Boston Bike Polo history for this race. Come out. … Continue reading →
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    • Is The Rise Of Cycling Elitism A Result Of Individual Goals Or Infrastructure Evolution? August 18, 2014
      TweetAs I was scrolling through a list of links to current cycling news and blogs, I came across a headline which caught my attention. It was about the rise of an upper class cycling culture. The author of this article … Continue reading →
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    • RAGBRAI 2014 August 17, 2014
      Tweet Four years, and this ride still brings so much joy into my life.  (See 2013, 2012, and 2011). For those not in the know, the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), is a yearly ride across Iowa. … Continue reading →
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