Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Once again, it’s time to check your gears, tune up your brakes and get ready to ride for this year’s 7th Annual Hub On Wheels. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is a sponsor of the day-long event community and charity event, which includes three different routes.
Taking place on Sunday, September 25, the Hub On Wheels offers three routes (10, 30, and 50 miles) that’ll take you through a car-free Storrow Drive, hidden pathways, river greenways, and some of Boston’s historic neighborhoods including: Downtown, Back Bay, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, and South Boston. Whatever route you decide to take, the ride will start and finish at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston.
Also taking place on the same day is the third annual TD Bank Mayor’s Cup where more than two hundred professional cyclists will race for a grand prize of $40,000. National champions and Olympic cyclists will race at high speed around sharp corners as they sprint through the course.
If you plan on staying a spectator throughout the day, don’t miss the Boloco Block Party, a festival at City Hall Plaza filled with food, music, and a bike expo. And if you’re daring enough to try the race, the registration fee is $45 and you can register online. Children are also welcome and must be at least 10 years-old to ride the 10 mile loop and at least 12 years old to ride the longer routes. Children under the age of 10 are free, but can only participate if they ride with an adult on a tandem, trail-a-bike, bike seat or trailer. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
We hope you take this exciting opportunity to get outside and bike. Visit Hub On Wheels for more information.
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