LOTS OF RIDE INFO
Whether you have ridden for each of the past 12 years or are contemplating joining in for the first time, we look forward to seeing you early on the morning of Sunday, September 17 on City Hall Plaza!
This citywide bike ride is fully supported, and offers a chance for you to explore Boston's harbor views and hidden pathways, river greenways and wonderfully eclectic neighborhoods. You haven’t seen the Hub until you’ve seen it on two wheels!
THE ROUTES: Both the 10-mile and 40-mile routes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. from the Start Line on Congress Street, and both routes will access a CAR-FREE Storrow Drive. To re-open Storrow Drive in a timely fashion, anyone not reaching the 10-mile turnaround by 9:30 a.m. will be turned back early. Please be advised that many other roads along the 40-mile course are open to traffic, so we ask all riders to obey the rules of the road. Click here for details on the routes and to download maps to your mobile device.
REGISTRATION PACKET/BIB: Riders who registered prior to 11:59pm on Monday, September 4 had their rider packet (including bib number and parking coupon) mailed to them at the address provided in their application. Riders who registered after 12:00am on Tuesday, September 5, or have not received their bib number in the mail for any reason, can pick up their packet at City Hall Plaza.
Packet Pick Up Times on City Hall Plaza:
Saturday, Sept 16, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 17, 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
CANCELLATIONS: Please be advised that Hub On Wheels takes place rain or shine. We understand that sometimes personal circumstances come up that may force you to be unable to participate in the ride. We regret that no refund for cancellations can be made after August 15, 2017. However, your registration may be transferred to another person up to 48 hours in advance of the ride (by Friday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.), providing your replacement adheres to the same set of ride requirements and completes all necessary permission paperwork. In the event that weather conditions pose a danger to participants and the ride is canceled, the organizer’s liability is limited to refund of the ride registration fee only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to process a transfer, or for additional information or questions.
RIDE DAY PARKING: Street parking in Boston is free on Sundays. However, if you are not able to find a street spot, coupons for $10 parking at the Government Center Garage, located at 50 Sudbury Street, will be available at registration on City Hall Plaza.
ON-COURSE SUPPORT: Please remember that this is a RIDE and not a race! Ride Marshals and tech support vehicles, as well as city and state police, will be out along the route to assist you as needed. Additionally, should you need attention at any point along the course, you can call our Ride Safety Hotline at 617-863-0621 to report any technical/medical issues and we will dispatch support.
RIDING WITH CHILDREN: Cyclists must be 10 years or older to ride the 10-mile loop. Children under 10 may participate only if riding with an adult on a tandem, trail-a-bike, bike seat, or trailer. Children 10-17 may ride the 10-mile route for FREE but must register online as an official rider. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
NEED A BIKE? Don’t have a bike but still want to ride? Reserve a bike today by contacting our official bike rental partner, Urban Adventours, at (617) 670‑0637 or at www.urbanadventours.com.
REST STOPS: There will be three (3) Rest Stops along the 40-mile route, located at Arnold Arboretum, on Neponset River Trail at Granite Ave. and at Carson Beach on Day Blvd., fueling you up with free drinks and snacks. There is no Rest Stop on the 10-mile downtown route.
POST-RIDE FESTIVAL: After you’ve pedaled down car-free Storrow Drive and across the Emerald Necklace, you’ll be welcomed back at City Hall Plaza with some post-ride fun! Boloco is back again this year with a free burrito for all riders, and the Beer Garden will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For your convenience, a bike valet and bag drop will be available to store your belongings while you enjoy the festival.
CHARITABLE BENEFICIARY: This year, Hub On Wheels is proud to support Boston Children's Hospital, with $5 of your registration fee automatically going to support the efforts to find a cure for pediatric cancer. Please consider donating additional funds to the cause during the registration process, or click here to become a Hope Rider and/or create your own fundraising team.
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
Registration & Packet Pick-Up on City Hall Plaza: 6:30 – 7:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony at Congress St. Start Line: 7:50 – 8:00 a.m.
Hub On Wheels Start on Congress Street: 8:00 a.m.
Post-Ride Finish Festival on City Hall Plaza: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Beer Garden Open on City Hall Plaza: 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
MORE QUESTIONS? Something else you needed? email us at info [@] hubonwheels.com