Post Content

Gary Briere

Gary Briere

Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

View Gary's Bio

Boston's annual bicycling event

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.

Boston's annual bicycling event

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.

Written By:

Recent Posts

2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1

2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July

July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at  Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July

Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition posted on Jun 18

Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition

Asparagus is one of the first spring crops we harvest here in Massachusetts. It found its way to Massachusetts in the late 1700’s by way of colonist from the Netherlands who settled in West Brookfield.  In the late 19th century Concord began its agricultural focus   …Continue Reading Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: June posted on Jun 12

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: June

June’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Liz West, who photographed two adorable dairy cows; a Guernsey and a Jersey at Stanley Farm in Boxborough. June is National Dairy Month, a time to celebrate and enjoy dairy products when milk production typically is at its   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: June