Bluebikes is a fast, fun, and affordable way to get around Boston. Grab a bike near your home, office, hotel, or school. Pedal your way to eat lunch, go shopping, take classes, or visit friends and family.
The Bluebikes system is jointly owned and managed by five municipalities in the region: Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville. Our bikes are sturdy, maintained by professional mechanics, and have adjustable seats. Since launching in 2011, residents and visitors have taken 11 million trips!
Spring station redeployment
Most Bluebikes stations are available 365 days a year. Some stations in Boston hibernate during the winter to accommodate snow operations. Every year, these stations are re-installed in the spring.
We're currently redeploying stations for 2020:
Boston's Bike Share System
Our publicly-owned bike share system is essential to Boston’s transportation system. It is a reliable, low-cost option — and fun, too!
Boston was among the first large cities in the U.S. to commit to a bike share system. We launched with 60 stations and 600 bikes in summer 2011. Today, we own 130 stations and around 1,300 bikes. With our partners in Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville, our publicly-owned bike share system offers more than 190 stations and 1,800 bikes. Our riders have taken more than six million trips via bike share since launch, including more than 1.3 million in 2017 alone.
We are excited to welcome Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts as the title sponsor of our system. In recognition of their support, our system is now called Blue Bikes!
The City of Boston, with our municipal partners, continue to own and co-govern the bike share system. We meet regularly to review system performance and provide guidance. The City locates Blue Bikes stations in collaboration with our residents. We have more information about our bike share history:
Building a better bike share system
We want our system to remove the barriers to low-income residents and communities of color. We know we have to listen, elevate, and respond as we continue to build a better bike share for Boston.
A system that reaches more residents
We offer discounted passes for income-eligible riders: $50 for an annual pass or $5 for a 30-day pass.