Explore Massachusetts by bike and you’ll experience an up-close look at our vibrant cities, our iconic villages, and our rural byways. Hop on, hop off. Ride a rail trail (no hills). Take a guided trip. Join riders of all ages on a rewarding and fun-filled cross-state tour. Explore Boston at your own pace with a Hubway bike. Welcome to bike-friendly Massachusetts.
Stay safe while exploring Massachusetts by bike. Always wear a bike helmet (Massachusetts law requires that children 16 years old or younger wear a helmet). Obey all regulatory signs and signals. Never ride against the traffic. Watch for car doors opening. Respect all other riders, drivers, and pedestrians. More safety tips fromHubway bike-sharing. Summary of bike-related laws from Boston Bikes.
You don’t need to bring your own bicycle to explore Boston on two wheels. Just hop on Hubway, metro Boston’s bike share program. 1,300 bikes are available at 140 Hubway stations in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline. Hubway has 24-hour and 72-hour memberships — perfect for a long weekend in the city — as well as an annual membership. Download the free Spotcycle app for stations and bike availability.
Two helpful guides to the ins and outs of pedaling around the city:
Too far to ride? Take your bike on the MBTA. The “T” provides bus, trolley, subway, ferry, and commuter rail service in Greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts. You can take a bike on most of the system with some restrictions during rush hour service. 95% of the T’s non-electric buses have bike racks. The commuter rail will take you south to Plymouth, north to the beaches and picturesque harbors of the North Shore, and west to Worcester and charming rural town and villages.
Boston Bikes is Boston’s city-wide initiative to encourage citizens and visitors to use bicycles for fun, exercise, and transportation. It manages the Hubway bike share program and develop bike-related events.