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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.
Check us out online

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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    • Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers November 24, 2014
      TweetYet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … Continue reading →
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    • Capitalizing On The Death Of Cyclists November 21, 2014
      TweetSometimes it seems as if advertising people will do anything to sell us their wares. Many of the things they do are outrageous, and if the rest of us did these things, we would be admonished for being unethical or … Continue reading →
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    • Cranks Giving! November 20, 2014
      TweetFrom the F-book: ————– Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm in EST Copley Square Copley Sq, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 First annual Cranksgiving Boston bike ride! Bring a bike, a bag, and a lock. This event is FREE but you’ll need about … Continue reading →
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    • Action Alert: Allston I-90 Interchange Project November 20, 2014
      TweetLets make sure we don’t end up with just another highway, see below From Livable Streets: ———-   We have a vision for something more than just a new highway.  After months of MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange task force meetings, … Continue reading →
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    • THE DANGERS OF SAFETY: Why Focusing on Car Accidents May Hurt Our Health November 18, 2014
      Everyone officially puts “safety first.” Everyone wants to prevent accidents. Car crashes are treated as lead stories on TV news – the images are horrific and we all fear our vulnerability. But, in fact, our roads are safer than ever. In 1956, when Interstate construction began, the national fatality rate was 6.05 per 100 million […]
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    • rain, wind and cold. ride anyway. November 17, 2014
      Tweetwell yeah, rain, wind, cold, dark, traffic – it beats driving a car, and def beats riding the ever so depressing Boston Subway system. Plus it makes you feel strong to be out in the elements. Ha, bad weather… ride … Continue reading →
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    • Building Sidewalks For Children November 17, 2014
      TweetWhat have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading →
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    • Help MIT Students Test Outdoor Bicycle Training Device November 14, 2014
      TweetFrom the email, looks like fun! ———- We are engineering students at MIT who are building a device (Terrainer) for competitive cyclists to train outdoors.  To further improve our project, we are looking for competitive cyclists to help test and provide feedback … Continue reading →
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    • Cambridge To Follow Boston’s Lead On Side Guards For Trucks November 14, 2014
      TweetI have talked about this a couple of times (here and here and here), and its great to see Cambridge moving forward with this simple and awesome plan.  Via On Monday, November 10, the City of Cambridge took a major step … Continue reading →
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    • Cold weather glove review November 13, 2014
      TweetCold weather riding has it’s advantages. If you ride the paths, you begin to notice that there is much less traffic on the bike paths. The people out there tend to be more experienced and cordial that the fair weather … Continue reading →
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