Bluebikes logophoto courtesy: Aidan MacAdam

UPDATED June 11: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the title sponsor of Bluebikes transportation, has made100 rainbow-themed bikes available in celebration of Pride Month.

"Proud Bikes" are available in both pedal and ebike formats throughout the system's 13 municipalties, including Arlington. For every ride taken on the rainbow bikes, Blue Cross says that $1 will be donated to Fenway Health, which is dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Blue Cross is deeply committed to building a health care ecosystem centered on diversity and inclusivity,” stated Jeff Bellow, vice president of corporate citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross, in a recent news release. "As we reintroduce our 'Proud Bikes’ into the Bluebikes system for the fifth year in a row, we are thrilled to support communities coming together to champion LGBTQIA+ rights."Blue Cross Proud bikes 2024 1 copyphoto courtesy: Aidan MacAdam

Riders can expect the bikes to be available throughout June. Learn more here >>

Read about the temporary initiative concerning the Orange Line below:

Free unlocks for all through June 9

Due to service suspension between the Orange line stops Back Bay and Wellington, Blue Cross and the city of Boston are providing residents free unlocks for pedal or ebikes through Sunday, June 9. According to a recent news release, the unlocks were available for both members and non-members of Bluebikes. Those lookng to unlock free rides could use the code MBTAORANGEMAY through the Bluebikes app.

About Bluebikes

Bluebikes is public transportation by bike. The system is municipally owned by 13 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts, jointly managed by the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Everett and Somerville and the Town of Brookline, and operated under contract by Lyft. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is the system’s title sponsor. Riders can find approximately 475 stations and 4,000 bikes across Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Malden, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somerville and Watertown. For more information about Bluebikes, visit bluebikes.com.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (bluecrossma.org) states that it is a “community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston, committed to the relentless pursuit of quality, equitable and affordable health care.” Those interested in learning more can do so on the organization's social-media presences on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


Dec. 24, 2023: Bluebikes include electric; e-bikes available locally

This news announcement was published Friday, May 31, 2024, based on information from a news release by Aidan MacAdam, who provides information about Bluebikes from the public-relations firm Elevate. It was updated Saturday, June 2 to include photos of the pride bikes, and on Tuesday, June 4, to state that because the partial closure of the Orange line now is to go through Sunday, June 9, the free unlocks will as well. It was updated slightly Monday, June 11, 2024, for time/date references.