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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

PeopleForBikes and Bicycle Blue Book collaborate to promote National Trade-in Your Bike Month

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Blue Book and PeopleForBikes are promoting a self-declared National Trade-in Your Bike Month in June. PeopleForBikes recently promoted bike trade-ins on its blog and included Bicycle Blue Book’s directory of retailers who participate in its trade-in program

Moots and Ibis donate bikes to benefit advocacy and trail building

Each company has offered up a bike to be raffled by regional groups.

BPSA: Dollar sales to retailers up in June

First-half numbers still below same period in 2016. BOULDER, Colo

Industry marks National Bike Month with promotions

BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — The bike industry is marking National Bike Month with various promotions, including giveaways and events.  Schwinn is teaming up with Winnebago to give away bikes and other gear each day this month. The prizes include bikes, bike accessories and Winnebago outdoor gear (but apparently not a full Winnebago RV) Organizers of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, a non-competitive ride that starts in Arlington, Virginia, are using the month to try to drive registration for the event, which is June 11

Velotooler app up and running, adds insurance and new partnerships

HAMDEN, Ct.

French company shows off ‘digital manufactured’ bike by riding it from Las Vegas to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Sculpteo, based in Paris, has a factory in San Francisco. It introduced its bike at the CES Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

J&B endorses mountain bike stage race in Cuba

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba.

Electric bike with 10-inch-wide tire headed for crowdfunding campaign

MIAMI (BRAIN) — A Florida company is introducing an electric bike with a 10-inch-wide front ATV tire, made for use on soft beach sand or deep snow.? The XTERRAIN500 Electric Bicycle has a 500-watt electric motor and uses a 4.6-inch-wide rear tire.

Velo Orange plans dealer tour in solar-powered Airstream trailer

ANNAPOLIS, Md.?(BRAIN) — The bike touring brand Velo Orange will embark on a season-long dealer tour starting this month, traveling in retro-style in a vintage solar-powered Airstream trailer.? The Grand Cruz Dealer Tour is named for a Velo Orange bike model. Industry veterans John Byfield and Kate Heber of Flying Cloud Enterprises LLC have contracted with Velo Orange to produce the tour, serving as Velo Orange emissaries. The tour starts this month with visits to dealers along the West Coast