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Boston Bikes to host annual Hub on Wheels event in September

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  July 15, 2013 03:58 PM

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Jeremy C. Fox for Boston.com

City Hall Plaza will be the starting point and the finish line for the city’s ninth annual Hub on Wheels bicycle ride on Sept. 22.

Cyclists of all ages will converge on City Hall Plaza in September for the city’s ninth annual Hub on Wheels, organizers announced.

Hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Boston Bikes initiative, the event will offer 10-, 30-, and 50-mile courses through the city’s historic and diverse neighborhoods, with pauses to visit the Arnold Arboretum and Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Carson Beach in South Boston, and Codman Square in Dorchester, organizers said in a statement.

Participants may register online at BostonCyclingCelebration.com for $45, or pay $55 to register at the on-site registration tent on the day of the event, organizers said.

Children under 10 may participate for free but must ride with an adult on a tandem cycle, a trail-a-bike, a child seat, or in a trailer. Children ages 10 and 11 may only participate in the 10-mile course, organizers said.

The rides will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning and ending at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will be followed by an opening ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Rides will begin at 8 a.m.

Participants who don’t own bicycles may rent them through the event’s official bike rental partner, the North End shop Urban Adventours, at (800) 979-3370 or online at www.urbanadventours.com.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com.
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