Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Remember the sense of freedom and accomplishment you felt when you first learned to ride a bicycle? Bicycling is still as much fun as when you were a child, and it can also be a healthy transportation option for short trips. You may even see some of those extra pounds you’ve been vowing to lose disappear as the miles pass under your wheels.
A great way to find that out for yourself is to participate in Hub On Wheels. It’s an annual bicycling event sponsored by the city of Boston, DCR, and a host of partners, during which thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities will ride through Boston neighborhoods in a citywide celebration of cycling.
This year’s Hub On Wheels is Sunday, Sept. 26. Cyclists will gather at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston to begin their 10-, 20- or 50-mile tour of the city. The routes lead cyclists through the Arnold Arboretum, Boston Common, the Back Bay, DCR’s Stony Brook Reservation, Franklin Park, Forest Hills Cemetery, and DCR beaches in Dorchester and South Boston. A true highlight of the event is bicycling down a car-free Storrow Drive along the Charles River.
The routes highlight the diversity of Boston neighborhoods, and the riders reflect the diversity of cyclists in Massachusetts. No need to buy the latest bicycle technology or clothing. Your own “Sunday morning casual” and the bike that’s been gathering dust in the garage will do just fine – though you may want to check the tires, oil the chain, and give it a quick check-up before the ride.
So gather up the family and friends, dust off that Schwinn, and get ready to rediscover bicycling.
Event information and registration: www.hubonwheels.org.
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