Boston By Bike
Ready to try biking in Boston? This guide will help you have fun and bike safely. You may want to do additional research on your own.
Biking can be much more efficient than other modes of travel. You’re less likely to be stuck in by traffic jams, and you don’t have to search for parking.
After the initial upfront costs, bikes are relatively inexpensive to maintain. You don’t have to pay for gas, insurance, or parking.
Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can have a significant positive benefit on your health. You can easily get those 30 minutes in by biking to work, the grocery store, the mosque, or anywhere else you were already going.
The most important reason to ride a bike is because it’s fun! Biking also helps reduce stress, so you’ll enjoy other parts of life too.
There’s a lot of information in this guide, but all you really need to get going is a bike. Grab your own, borrow a friend’s, or try out Boston’s bike share. Build your confidence by riding on paths and less-crowded residential streets. Branch out as you get more comfortable. Ride when you want to. You don’t have to use a bike for every trip you take, or even everyday.
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Boston by Bike
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Choose a bike
We've provided information to help you find a bike that's right for you!
We've provided information about some of the most common items that you might want to add to your bike, or get for yourself.
Plan a route
We've provided information to help you figure out the best routes for bike trips, including information about taking your bike on the T.
Ride your bike
Here's what to do before each ride, how to ride on Boston's streets, and tips for riding in different weather conditions.
Park your bike
We've provided information on where you should and should not park your bike.
Fix your bike
Learn how to repair your bike or just get a tuned up.
Report a problem, learn the laws
We've summarized information about how to report a bike-related problem and included a summary of the Mass. General Laws about biking.
(Women) learn to ride
We spread the joys of biking and encourage more women and gender-nonconforming people to travel by bike.