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Bike to Work Day

We had so much fun seeing everyone on May 19, 2023. Looking forward to 2024!


What is the Bike to Work Day Festival?

Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival celebrates National Bike to Work Day. It's our way of saying, “Thanks for riding your bike today.” We think it’s important to celebrate everyone who rides in Boston. We also want to make it fun for experienced and new bike commuters by organizing convoys and a festival. We celebrate from 7 to 9 a.m.

Because you rode your bike, you’ll get a free breakfast and coffee amid an expo in downtown Boston. Join a group ride leaving from your neighborhood or just show up for the fun. Going to work after the event is optional.

We served coffee, fruit, baked goods, and more thanks to our generous donors in 2023. 

A red heart with an E and L embedded. The words "Espresso Love" are below.
A stylized logo for Iggy's Bread of the World
Logo for Roche Brothers grocery store uses a stylized "R" and says Roche Bros.

Teddie Natural Peanut Butter logo includes a bear laying on the word Teddie.
A stylized font is used in the logo for Trader Joe's



Stop by the festival any time between 7 and 9 a.m. to join the fun! Breakfast is only for cyclists. Please be prepared to show us your bike, helmet, or Bluebikes key.

Registration is free. We encourage you to register for the festival. We share information with group ride leaders so they know who to expect. It also helps us plan for coffee, snacks, and t-shirts. By registering, you can sign-up for free t-shirt. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

Register today!


People arrive at Boston's National Bike to Work Day Festival energized from riding and ready to ask questions about your organization and products. The open tent atmosphere is great for engaging area residents.

We welcome you to set up a table or tent, provide product samples, and offer fun and engaging activities. Your can offer packaged food, bike repair, or anything else that’s fun and relevant!

Register as an exhibitor


We need a big team of volunteers for this event, and it is so fun to participate. 

Ride Leaders

Lead a group of bike riders from an assigned meeting point to the event with designated "pickup 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. to when you arrive at the event. View the routes. 

Plaza Volunteers

Welcome incoming riders at the event by helping to set up, distribute t-shirts and snacks, or put everything away after the party. You'll be needed 6:30 - 9 a.m.

Neighborhood-based Group Rides Map

Neighborhood-based Group Rides

Group Ride Meet-up Points
  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. Brookline Village, Washington Street at Harvard Street, by the clock OR Washington Square, Washington Street at Beacon Street, by the T stop (7:10 a.m.)
  2. Coolidge Corner, outside the Bank of America (7:20 a.m.)
  3. Kenmore Square (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 St. and Blue Hill Ave., 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.)

This is a new route for 2022. Convoy times will be added soon.

  1. West Broadway at D Street by the Bluebikes station (7:30 a.m.)
  2. South Boston Library at 646 East Broadway (7:35 a.m.)
  3. Summer Street across from Melcher (7:45 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. Winthrop Street at Brooks Street (7:15 a.m.)
  3. Medford Square - Riverside Plaza opposite 55 Riverside Avenue (7:25 a.m.)
  4. Hormel Stadium - South End of Parking Lot (7:35 a.m.)
  5. Assembly Row - Riverfront Path at the metal uprights, north of Assembly Row (7:45 a.m.)
  6. Sullivan Square Community Garden - Main St. and Bunker Hill St. and Medford St. (7:55 a.m.)
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