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.
Boston by Bike sections
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.
Videos: Bike Riding Tips
Tips for riding in the City (English)
Our tips for getting started with biking in Boston!
Tips for riding in the City (Español)
¡Comienza a andar en bicicleta en Boston! Consulte nuestros consejos.
Using Bluebikes - An Overview
Learn about passes, unlocking bikes, and returning bikes.
Getting Your Bike out of Storage
Get your bike into riding shape with these tips.
Carrying Stuff by Bike
You can carry so much by bike! Here are our tips.
Información básica sobre cómo utilizar Bluebikes.
Tips for Black and Brown riders
The Brown Bike Girl, Courtney Williams, shares tips on helmets and ways to keep your hair looking good.
Look out for low-vision or blind pedestrians
We all share our streets. This video from New York City shares tips for respecting low-vision or blind pedestrians while biking.