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Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day

Join us on City Hall Plaza for Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival on Friday, May 19!

What is the Bike to Work Day Festival?

Boston’s Bike to Work Day Festival celebrates National Bike to Work day and is our way of saying, “Thanks for riding your bike today.” We think it’s important to celebrate everyone who rides in Boston, and we want to make it easier for new riders to start commuting.  Because you rode your bike, you’ll get a free breakfast and coffee, set to music amid an expo at City Hall Plaza. Join a convoy, or just show up for the fun at City Hall Plaza. Going to work after the event is optional.

Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival is supported by:

Whole Foods Logo
Iggy's Bread Logo
High Brew Coffee Logo

Still have questions? Contact:
Boston Bikes
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Register

Attendees

Registration is free and encouraged so we know to expect you, it will also help us ensure that we have enough food for everyone. Breakfast is only for cyclists, so please be prepared to show us your bike, helmet, Hubway key, or spandex.

This year, we'll have purple shirts with the Boston Bikes logo printed in reflective ink. Shirts will be limited to the first 300 people who arrive at the event and have pre-registered.

Register now!

Two cartoon characters wearing purple shirts, with reflective text that reads \"Boston Bikes\", are shown in front of an image of Boston City Hall

Cartoons created using: sp-studio.de

Exhibitors

Riders arrive at Boston's National Bike to Work Day Festival energized from riding, and ready to ask questions about your products. The open tent atmosphere provides perfect chances for engagement. By having a presence at these celebrations, riders will see that your organization supports these values. We welcome you to set up a tent, provide product samples or host a free services tent (food, bike repair, or anything else that’s fun and relevant).

Request Exhibit Space 

Join a Convoy

A convoy of people on bikes.

On Bike to Work Day, you can join a bike commuter convoy at one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area. The convoys will follow a fixed schedule and route and finish together at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

General Schedule:

6:45 a.m. Meet with convoy.
7:00 a.m. Convoys depart (except from Concord).
7:30 — 8:30 a.m. Convoys finish at City Hall Plaza.
7:00 — 9:00 a.m. Free breakfast and expo.
*Exact times will vary by route. See detailed list of convoy stops and times for exact times*

Convoy Stops

Convoy Stops
  1. Oak Square, Washington St. and Tremont St., Boston (7 a.m.)
  2. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Washington St. and Cambridge St., Boston (7:10 a.m.)
  3. Allston Village, Harvard St. and Brighton Ave., Boston (7:20 a.m.)
  4. Kenmore Square, Commonwealth Ave. and Beacon St., Boston (7:30 a.m.)
  1. Trail’s End Cafe - 97 Lowell Rd, Concord (6 a.m.)
  2. Bikeway Source, 11 South Road, Bedford (6:30 a.m.)
  3. Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington (6:55 am)
  4. Arlington Center, Massachusetts Ave. and Swan Pl., Arlington (7:25 a.m.)
  5. Alewife MBTA stop entrance, Cambridge (7:35 a.m.)
  6. Davis Square MBTA stop, Holland St. entrance, Somerville (7:40 a.m.)
  1. Peabody Square, Dorchester Ave. and Ashmont St., Boston (7 a.m.)
  2. Fields Corner, Adams St. and Dorchester Ave., Boston (7:10 a.m.)
  1. Central Square Park, Boston (7 a.m.)
  2. Williams St. and Cherry St., Chelsea (7:10 a.m.)
  3. McDonald’s Parking Lot, Route 99 at Beacham St., Everett (7:25 a.m.)

(We converge with the Melrose convoy.)

  1. Curtis Hall Community Center, Centre St. and South St., Boston (7 a.m.)
  2. Hyde Square area at Centre St./South Huntington/Boylston St., Boston (By Canary Square and 7 Eleven) (7:10 a.m.)
  3. Roxbury Crossing MBTA Stop, at Southwest Corridor Park and Malcolm X Blvd., Boston (7:25 a.m.)
  1. Mattapan MBTA Station, River Street and Blue Hill Avenue, Boston (6:35 a.m.)
  2. Peabody Square, Dorchester Ave. and Ashmont St., Boston (7 a.m.)
  1. Melrose YMCA, bike racks at Main St. and Foster St., Melrose (7 a.m.)
  2. Main St. at the Northern Strand Community Trail crossing, just south of Charles St., Malden (7:15 a.m.)
  3. McDonald’s Parking Lot, Route 99 at Beacham St., Everett (7:25 a.m.)

(We converge with the East Boston convoy.)

  1. Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave., Needham (6:15 a.m.)
  2. Cutler Park, Kendrick St., Needham (6:30 a.m.)
  3. Behind Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre (6:45 a.m.)
  4. Walnut St. and Washington Park, Newton (6:50 a.m.)
  5. California St. Footbridge, Watertown (7 a.m.)
  1. Quincy City Hall (6:50 a.m.)
  2.  Hancock St. and Beale St./Beach St. (7 a.m.)
  3. Hancock St. and Hollis Ave. (7:05 a.m.)
  4. Tenean Beach (7:20 a.m.)
  1. Seaver St. and Humbolt Ave. (7 a.m.)
  2. Corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Warren St., Boston (7:10 a.m.)
  3. Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St., Boston (7:20 a.m.)
  1. Davis Square MBTA stop, Holland St. entrance, Somerville (7 a.m.)
  2. Elm St. at the Porter Square Shopping center parking lot, Cambridge (7:10 a.m.)
  3. Harvard Square, Kirkland St. in front of the Sanders Theater, Cambridge (7:20 a.m.)
  4. Central Square, Main St. and Columbia St., at Lafayette Square Park, Cambridge (7:35 a.m.)
  1. Adi’s Bike World, 1754 Centre St., Boston (7 a.m.)
  2. Roslindale Square, South St. and Washington St., Boston (7:10 a.m.)
  3. Forest Hills MBTA stop, Washington St. and Arborway, Boston (7:20 a.m.)
  4. Stony Brook MBTA stop, Boylston St. and Lamartine St., Boston (7:30 a.m.)
  1. Winchester Center - East Side of Commuter Rail Station (7 a.m.)
  2. Medford High School - Wildwood Road, opposite Main Driveway (7:15 a.m.)
  3. Medford Square - Pavillion opposite 55 Riverside Avenue (7:25 a.m.)
  4. Hormel Stadium - South End of Parking Lot (7:35 a.m.)
  5. Assembly Row - Traffic Circle on Grand Union Blvd (7:45 a.m.)
  6. Sullivan Square Community Garden - Main St & Bunker Hill St & Medford St (7:55 a.m.)

Convoy Map

Volunteer

We need a big team of volunteers for this event, and it is so fun to participate. You can volunteer as a ride leader or as a greeter at City Hall Plaza.

Ride Leaders

Lead a convoy of riders from an assigned meeting point to Boston City Hall with designated "pick-up points" along the way. Volunteers are expected to welcome and introduce riders, know the route, and maintain a safe environment for participants. Timing is roughly 6:30 a.m. - until you arrive at City Hall. View the convoy routes here. If you are interested being a ride leader, fill out this form.

Sign up to lead a convoy!

Plaza Volunteers

Welcome incoming riders at City Hall, help with set-up and breakdown of the plaza. Could also use 1–2 great photographers to document the event. 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. If you are interested in helping out on the plaza, e-mail najah.casimir@boston.gov.