Hubway announces new Monthly Membership option

The Hubway, Metro-Boston’s bikeshare system, is proud to announce a new Monthly Membership offering. As with Annual Membership, the Monthly Membership is available at and Monthly Members will receive a key in the mail. This key allows the user to bypass a transaction at the station and to proceed directly to the bicycle. By simply sliding the key into the dock, the bicycle will release and be ready to ride.

Similar to the MBTA’s Charlie Card, the Hubway Monthly Membership will be valid from the first day of the month to the last. Also like the Charlie Card, your membership is only good during a single month. If you activate your key on the 15th, your membership still expires at the end of that month. Renewing is a snap..simply insert your expired key into any dock to release a bicycle and the monthly fee will be automatically charged to the credit card associated with your account.

No visit to the website needed, it’s that easy!

“The Monthly Membership offers the convenience and savings of annual membership but with flexible, monthly terms,” said Hubway general manager, Scott Mullen. “It’s perfect for students or anyone who wants to try Hubway on for size.”

The cost of a Monthly Membership is only $20. Those who decide to upgrade to an Annual Membership after trying Hubway for a month will receive a $20 credit toward the $85 annual cost. Simply log in to your member page and click the ‘Change Plan’ button.

Members of the Press – email ‘’ if you’d like to speak with a Hubway representative or someone from any of the participating municipalities (Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville).

Mayor Menino Kicks Off Second Season of New Balance Hubway

This Press Release was published by the Mayor’s Office on April 3, 2012.

Mayor Menino today kicked off the second season of the New Balance Hubway program, celebrating the full launch of Hubway’s 61 stations this week and previewing plans for the program’s expansion.  The Hubway system will offer new locations in 2012, adding new locations at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Seaport Hotel, and Cambridge Street in downtown Boston.  The program also plans to expand to neighboring communities this year.