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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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    • The Role Of Bicycle Tourism In A Community’s Acceptance Of Bicycling September 11, 2014
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    • More Coverage Of Side Guards September 11, 2014
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    • David Watson Steps Down As Executive Director Of MassBike September 11, 2014
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    • Mayor Walsh Proposes A Truck Safety Bill For Cyclists September 9, 2014
      TweetFrom The Boston Cyclists Union: —————- The City of Boston took a big step forward for the country today as Mayor Marty Walsh presented an ordinance to the City Council that will make truck design far safer for pedestrians and … Continue reading →
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    • Big Elm/ QuadCross Weekend! September 9, 2014
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    • Cyclists Taking Risks When No Cars Are In Sight September 8, 2014
      TweetCyclists vary considerably in what they consider to be a risk and how much risk they are willing to take. Risk averse riders take virtually no chances. Average riders pick and choose what they are willing to risk. And bold … Continue reading →
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    • Report on Route 9 reconstruction in Natick September 5, 2014
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