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Free Bluebikes passes for essential workers

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Boston Bikes

To assist re-opening efforts, we're offering free Bluebikes passes to help people get to work at grocery stores, pharmacies, or at restaurants and shops in Boston 

We are offering free passes for:
  • Employees of local retail establishments and restaurants in Boston
  • Employees of grocery stores located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville
  • Employees of pharmacies located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville
Find a Bluebikes Station

Map of Bluebikes Station

You can also download the mobile app on your phone for real-time information (iOS or Android).

Retail shop and restaurant employees

To support employees of small businesses, the City of Boston is offering free 90-day passes to people who work in retail shops or restaurants. 

These passes include free trips up to 60 minutes. Riders are responsible for fees on trips over 60 minutes and for bikes that go missing during their rental period. 

ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible for this program if you:
  • Work in a restaurant in Boston
  • Work in a retail store in Boston

*At this time, the program is limited to employees of retail and restaurants in the City of Boston. 

Retail Shop or Restaurant Employees

Grocery store and pharmacy employees

We are offering free 90-day passes to people who work in a grocery store or pharmacy that is located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville.

These passes include free trips up to 60 minutes. Riders are responsible for fees on trips over 60 minutes and bikes that go missing during their rental period.

eligibility

You are eligible for this program if you:

  • are employed by a grocery store located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville, or
  • employed by a pharmacy located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville

Grocery Store and Pharmacy Employees

About Bluebikes

Bluebikes is public transportation by bike. With a Bluebikes pass, you can use any of the 3,000 bikes at more than 330 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville.

bluebikes dock

HOW TO RIDE

find a bike: 

Find a station with an available bike on the Station Map. Insert your key into a dock or get a ride code from the kiosk or your Bluebikes app. When the light turns green, pull the bike out.

Get Going: 

The first 60-minutes of each trip is covered by your membership. If you ride on the same bike for longer, overtime fees will apply (like late library books!). Dock your bike within 60 minutes and you will not be charged overtime fees.

Return the Bike to a station: 

Never leave a bike unattended. Always dock your bike at a station and check for the green light before you walk away.  The penalty for a lost or stolen bike is $1200. 

go again: 

Your membership includes as many 45-minute trips as you’d like. Ride whenever you want, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!