Busy Bike Weeks in Boston

October seems to be an eventful month for bikers in Boston.  The Hubub missed the Boston Bike Film Festival this past weekend, but we’ve got you covered for the rest of the month. 

DOT Bike in Dorchester is hosting a public art ride this weekend.  Dorchester Open Studios runs from October 17th to the 24th.  The Art Ride hosted by DOT Bike is this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A “relaxed pace” will set the tone for the 8-mile ride that includes stops at open-door art galleries and exhibitions. 

If you’re not an art fan and perhaps the more competitive type, check out the Cargo Cat Race this Saturday.  Registration is only $10 and benefits Bikes to Rwanda, a group that provides cargo bikes to co-operative coffee farmers in country.  Registration begins at 7 p.m. in Copley Square.  The race starts at 8:00.

Heavy-duty bikers should look into the Red Bull Witch Hunt.  The event is a Halloween themed ride from Boston to Salem, followed by a party late into the night.  It’s a 33-mile ride that should get you in the mood for the holiday.  The ride is set for October 28th.  There aren’t any Hubway stations in Salem so you should probably think twice before renting one of their three-speed bikes.

As we previously reported, Boston’s Hubway is expanding into Somerville and adding more bike lanes around the city.  Boston.com recently reported the Hubway’s arrival in Beacon Hill, and possible expansion in that neighborhood as well.  Although bikeshare in Boston will take a winter break from November until May,  continued expansion demonstrates the system has no intention of slowing. 

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