Ride A BlueBike To Vote!

From the email:

Election Day in Massachusetts is Tuesday, November 6th, and Bluebikes is hosting a Free Ride Day to help you get to your polling location. Grab a free Adventure Pass from the Bluebikes app on Election Day by using code BIKETOVOTE: gift codes to redeem at a Bluebikes kiosk will be made available from our website before Election Day. The Adventure Pass includes unlimited 2-hour trips for a 24-hour period, so you can #BiketoVote in style on Election Day.

Once you have your free pass, head over to our Bike to Vote Guide to find a Bluebikes station near your voting site.

The early voting period is open until Friday, November 2nd. Head over to our early voting blog post to learn more about how you can cast your vote. You don’t need a reason to vote early, you just need to be a resident of the municipality where you cast your vote. If you have any questions on how to vote early or find your polling location, stop by and speak to one of our ambassadors at our Bike to Vote Pop-up Event next week:

  • Boston City Hall Plaza | Thursday, November 1st | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Let’s Go on a Boo-Bikes Ride: Halloween Edition 

Celebrate Halloween and take Bluebikes to one of the many spooky events popping up across Metro Boston. From cheese and candy tastings to exploring historic graveyards in Boston, there is so much to do. We put together some of our favorite Halloween events and activities to attend across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Check out our Halloween Guide, and hop on a bike today.

Now in a Neighborhood Near You

You may have noticed our new stations in more neighborhoods across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Here is a look back on some of the major new updates and milestones for the Bluebikes system:
  • 60+ New Stations
  • 2,000+ Additional Docks
  • 800+ Bikes Added to Fleet
Record Day: September 9th, 9,974 Rides
Pop-Quiz Time: Want the chance to win free one-month membership extension? With 800 additional bikes in the field, how many additional wheel spokes have been added to our fleet? Leave your guess on this form by midnight on Thursday, November 8. The closest guess will be announced on Friday, November 9.

Closing Out Women’s Bike Month

Women’s Bike and Brunch

A little rain could not put a damper on our Women’s Bike Month close-out celebrations. The event kicked off with brunch and networking at Lucy’s American Tavern on Saturday, October 27th. With weather in our favor, we closed out the weekend with a leisurely ride along the Neponset River Greenway on Sunday, taking in the peak fall foliage.

Thank you to all the amazing women that came out to support the event: this is the first of many rides to come! Head over to our blog and check out the full recap and see additional photos.

Behind-the-Scenes Feature: Lindsey

Lindsey has been with the Bluebikes team since 2013. With a little bit of experience in every department, she now serves as the Bluebikes Field Staff Manager:

“I’ve been most excited about collaborating with other departments to help make the expansion into Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roslindale a success. It’s exciting to see bike share in Boston reaching different neighborhoods.”

Head over to the Bluebikes blog and check out Lindsey’s full feature. Interested in joining the Bluebikes team? We’re hiring.

As Women’s Bike Month 2018 wraps up, we took some time to recap all of the amazing women that we featured throughout the month. Check out the #WBM2018 blog post to learn more about some of the women who bike in Metro Boston, and staff members that keep the Bluebikes system rolling.

Let’s Go on a Bluebikes Ride

Bike to Vote Pop-Up Event
November 1st | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Boston

Moving Together Conference
November 1st | 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Boston

Massachusetts Cheese Festival 
November 3rd | 10:30 a.m. | Somerville

Pumpkin Smash!
November 3rd | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Boston

Somerville Neighborhood Cleanups
November 3rd – 10th | Various Times | Somerville

Roslindale Farmers Market
November 3rd | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Boston

Election Day & Free Ride Day
November 6th | All Day

Winter Biking Basics Workshop
November 19th | 6:00 p.m. | Cambridge

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24th | 1:00 p.m. | Brookline

UCI decision on road-disc use in the pro peloton to be made soon

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Manufacturers and suppliers are eagerly awaiting a soon to be announced decision by the UCI that could sanction the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton. At a meeting of the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry’s Bicycle Committee at the Nangang Convention Center during last week’s Taipei Cycle Show, Jeroen Snijders Blok, chairman of  the committee, said a decision is pending. “It will be less than a month, but more than a day,” said Blok, who is also chief operating officer for the Accell Group

Americans appointed to UCI commissions

For the first time, every UCI commission has at least one woman member. COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Seven Americans have been appointed to nine positions on commission at the international cycling union, UCI.

Fox would sell 8.6 million shares, raise $120 million

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding released more details on its planned IPO Tuesday, but it still has not set a date for the auction.  The company plans to offer 2,857,143 shares of common stock, and its current stockholders will offer up an additional 5,714,286 shares, or 8.6 million shares in total. The company expects shares to sell between $13 to $15 initially, potentially raising $120 million for Fox at a $14 mid-range value.  The company’s majority owner, Compass Group Diversified Holdings, is offering 4.7 million of its shares in the IPO, with an estimated value of $66.3 million at the $14 mid-range value

Port strike could disrupt bike shipments

If strike happens, 'It will be a mess … very expensive' WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers are making preparations for a possible longshoreman’s strike that could shut down ports from Maine to Texas on October 1.

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Taiwan industry group praises election result

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan voters’ re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou for a second and final term over the weekend bodes well for the future success of island bike manufacturers. Ma and his Nationalist Party’s win against main challenger Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party is expected to lead to further warming trade relations between Taiwan and mainland China, a key political initiative from Ma’s first term. The two split in a civil war in 1949, and China still considers Taiwan a renegade province

Election Campaigning by Bicycle

Bullitt / We are the future
The Danish national election is in full swing. Campaigning is ceaseless. I’m constantly trying out new wisecracks when someone tries to pawn off an election brochure on me as I go about my business in the city. I’m running out of wisecracks.

However, it is brilliant to see campaigning done by bicycle. Sandra, over at my favourite blog Classic Copenhagen, spotted this politician – Manu Sareen – out and about on his Bullitt cargo bike, complete with personalised panel. “We are the future”, it says. Sareen is a member of the Radikale Venstre – Radical Left, translated directly.
Atomkraft? Nein danke
On the fender is the classic 70’s sticker – in German for reasons unknown – against nuclear power. The sticker is enjoying a revival these days.

Regarding the election, don’t worry yourselves about it, dear readers abroad. Your average Danish politician will have about as much influence on your life – or the course of world affairs – as the manager of a Chinese toy factory. But hey. Their bicycles are nice.

Almost forgot, here’s another photo of Mr Sareen campaigning among cyclists earlier this year.

Copenhagenize the planet. And have a lovely day.