This winter, Hubway, the Boston area’s beloved bike share system, will host its most expansive winter operations. More than 145 stations will remain available through January 1st, and all Cambridge stations will continue to operate year-round.

Initially intended for three seasons (because Beantown winters bring the brrrrr), the bike share has kept its Cambridge stations open throughout all four seasons since 2013. This year, steadily increasing interest has inspired Hubway to offer 106 more stations in Boston and Somerville for riders ready to brave the cold for longer. (Only 36 stations have been removed; the rest will remain open until January 1st.)

This decision comes on the heels of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s recent announcement that it intends to award Motivate a contract to continue operating Hubway. We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the MAPC and to bring an even bigger and better bike share to the Boston area–in all kinds of weather.

Throughout winter, the Hubway mechanics crew will also be completing comprehensive annual tune-ups on all 1,600+ bikes in the fleet. (They each receive monthly maintenance check-ups as well.) So, if you are in the Boston area, please be sure to thank any crew members you see on the street for their hard work, which ensures your rides are smooth and super safe.

Are you a year-round rider? Please post your favorite wintery pics online and tag Motivate, along with your City’s bike share, so we can applaud your commitment! Here’s one from CoGo for inspiration. And here’s another posted by Citi Bike following a wild snowstorm last winter in NYC.

Are you interested in winter riding but unsure how to avoid chapped knuckles and stinging eyes? Check out these  Winter Riding Tips thoughtfully assembled by the Hubway team.

Biking in a Winter Wonderland — Motivate

Biking in a Winter Wonderland

This winter, Hubway, the Boston area’s beloved bike share system, will host its most expansive winter operations. More than 145 stations will remain available through January 1st, and all Cambridge stations will continue to operate year-round.

Initially intended for three seasons (because Beantown winters bring the brrrrr), the bike share has kept its Cambridge stations open throughout all four seasons since 2013. This year, steadily increasing interest has inspired Hubway to offer 106 more stations in Boston and Somerville for riders ready to brave the cold for longer. (Only 36 stations have been removed; the rest will remain open until January 1st.)

This decision comes on the heels of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s recent announcement that it intends to award Motivate a contract to continue operating Hubway. We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the MAPC and to bring an even bigger and better bike share to the Boston area–in all kinds of weather.

Throughout winter, the Hubway mechanics crew will also be completing comprehensive annual tune-ups on all 1,600+ bikes in the fleet. (They each receive monthly maintenance check-ups as well.) So, if you are in the Boston area, please be sure to thank any crew members you see on the street for their hard work, which ensures your rides are smooth and super safe.

Are you a year-round rider? Please post your favorite wintery pics online and tag Motivate, along with your City’s bike share, so we can applaud your commitment! Here’s one from CoGo for inspiration. And here’s another posted by Citi Bike following a wild snowstorm last winter in NYC.

Are you interested in winter riding but unsure how to avoid chapped knuckles and stinging eyes? Check out these  Winter Riding Tips thoughtfully assembled by the Hubway team.