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Harborfest

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment and much more!

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In order to accommodate a construction project along Mass Ave, the Harvard Square at Mass Ave/Dunster Hubway station is scheduled to be moved down the block, during which time it will be out of order and inaccessible on Monday, June 26, from approximately 9:30am-12:30pm. Please note: this should not affect access during the morning rush hour commute.

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Join Hubway and Celebrate Boston's Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th. We are excited to announce that we will be riding in the parade this year and unveiling a new set of "Stronger Together" to honor the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and all people who have helped lead the way to a more inclusive, equitable, respectful, and aware society.

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25 projects from 22 entrants were submitted. Some were artistically creative, while others relied heavily on analysis to make their points. Some were constructively critical of Hubway's challenges, and one in particular used a combination of all those things... to make fun of us.

Price Change

Hubway's membership pricing is changing today for the first time since 2012. A few weeks ago we sent our existing members a note to let them know about the upcoming changes. Today the changes go into effect.

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In celebration of the 2017 Hubway Data Challenge presented by Microsoft, we teamed up with General Assembly to host a crash course on data visualization. Those fortunate enough to grab a seat to the sold-out event had the opportunity to learn the history and fundamentals of data visualization as well as brainstorm ideas for the Challenge with a rich assortment of designers, programmers, students, and enthusiastic Hubway riders. Hubway Ambassador Gavin reports.

Were Here To Stay

With seasonal station redeployment beginning a few weeks ago, we were hoping for clear skies and sunny days for your rides as we head into spring. Alas, New England's Smarch weather is upon us! It is possible that with blizzard conditions on the way, the Hubway system will temporarily shut down. While it's open, now is the time to review through our winter riding tips below. Whether you're riding a Hubway or your own bike, there are a number of things you should keep in mind to prepare for cycling in the cold-weather.

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Good news out of Hubway HQ! Hubway stations based in Boston began deployment for the season on February 27th, the earliest in Hubway's history. The upcoming schedule of deployments is still being finalized, so please check back here for specific station updates to see when your favorite stations are returning.

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Due to the sever weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 3 PM on Sunday, February 12th, for the safety of our riders and staff. Following the storm, Hubway field staff will be working to clear stations, after which the Cambridge stations will reopen. The stations in Boston, Brookline, and Somerville, which are already closed, will remain closed until later in the season.

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Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of Kendall Square off of 3rd Street. Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, skate around the Community Ice Skating Rink at Kendall Square.

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Mayor Curtatone, Commissioner Fiandaca, City Manager DePasquale, Chairman Wishinsky, and Hubway Announce Banner Year with over 1.27 Million Trips Taken. The Boston Area’s Popular Bike Share System’s New Annual Ridership Record Shatters Last Year’s Record By More Than Ten Percent. The Hubway program regularly serves upwards of 150,000 trips per month.

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This year has seen Hubway's most expansive winter operations ever, but over the first two weeks of January we will be saying goodbye for the season to remaining stations in Boston and Somerville. Unlike in previous years, stations will remain in operation until the day of their removal to provide for additional riding. All hibernating stations are expected to relaunch in spring 2017, and all Cambridge-based stations are open year-round.

Please Read Shape

This year has seen Hubway's most expansive winter operations ever, but over the first two weeks of January we will be saying goodbye for the season to remaining stations in Boston and Somerville. Unlike in previous years, stations will remain in operation until the day of their removal to provide for additional riding. All hibernating stations are expected to relaunch in spring 2017, and all Cambridge-based stations are open year-round.

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Winter Riding Tips

This winter, more than 145 Hubway stations will remain open through January 1st. All stations in Cambridge remain open year-round. Whether you're riding a Hubway or your own bike, there are a number of things you should keep in mind to prepare for cold-weather bicycling.

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The 2016-2017 winter season will be the most expansive winter operations Hubway has ever had, which means more stations and bikes will be available than any winter before. Over 145 stations will remain in operation through at least December 31, with all the stations in Cambridge continuing to operate year-round.

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Hubway’s first trip was taken on July 28, 2011. From 61 stations and 610 bikes then, to 160+ stations and 1,600 bikes today, you’ve impressed us with your passion for bike share and your 4.5 million rides throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville.

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Take Hubway to celebrate an entire month of Independence Day fun! Need a nudge to get you out the door and onto a bike? Here are a few suggestions on #WhereToRide in July, and every one is near a Hubway station or otherwise accessible/ride-able on Hubway.

Hubway’s 163rd station, Washington St at Melnea Cass Blvd, deployed earlier today. This is a 15-dock station located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Washington and Melnea Cass, adjacent to the Tropical Foods / El Platanero market, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. As one of the new stations in the Hubway system, this location also has key-dispensing capabilities for new members.

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The two newest Hubway stations are set to deploy today, July 15th, in Roxbury:

  • Roxbury YMCA, an 11-dock station, will be located at Warren Street, directly in front of the Roxbury YMCA at 285 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • MLK Blvd at Washington St, a 15-dock station located on MLK Blvd at Malcolm X Park, near the Melnea A. Cass Swimming Pool.

With our new Card-as-Key functionality, you can use the credit or debit card associated with your membership to check out a bike at any station. Simply go to any Hubway kiosk and insert the credit card associated with your account to get a one-time-use ride code.