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Last updated: 5/6/19

Boston by Bike Rides

Enjoy Boston's neighborhoods by bike! Bring your own or take a free ride on Bluebikes.

The Boston Transportation Department is hosting a series of neighborhood bike rides this summer. Each ride will start and end at a Bluebikes station, so people who don’t have a bike can join in the fun. Helmets and a free Bluebikes trip will be provided to those who register in advance.

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Seven smiling women wear bike helmets. The Dorchester gas tank featuring Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swash" art is visible in the background.
Jul 24

Boston by Bike Ride - East Boston

Seven smiling women wear bike helmets. The Dorchester gas tank featuring Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swash" art is visible in the background.
Aug 28

Boston by Bike Ride - Mattapan

Seven smiling women wear bike helmets. The Dorchester gas tank featuring Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swash" art is visible in the background.
Sep 5

Boston by Bike Ride - Allston

About the rides

SKILLS NEEDED

You should feel comfortable riding a bike and be ready to ride on-street with traffic. We will start with a quick overview of street skills, traffic laws, and a warm-up ride.

AGES

We welcome people of all ages to join, including families with children who are comfortable riding on streets with traffic. If you’re under 18, you will need a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Please note that you must be at least 16 if you plan to ride Bluebikes.

ROUTES

Each route will take 30-45 minutes to ride at a comfortable pace. We will aim to share the specific route ahead of the ride.

HELMETS

Helmets are required for these rides. If you do not have a helmet, you can borrow one from us. Just select “I need a helmet” when registering. If you are going to take a free trip on Bluebikes, we will plan to bring a helmet for you.