Riders will also receive a complimentary
Bluebikes code to share with a friend, courtesy of Blue Cross'
"Take a ride, Give a ride" program
BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Mental Health Day and to
support health and wellness within the community, Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Massachusetts ("Blue
Cross") is sponsoring a Bluebikes system-wide free ride day on
Monday, October 10. During this
entire day, an unlimited number of two-hour Adventure Passes (no
code necessary) will be available across the Bluebikes system's 11
Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somerville, and Watertown. Blue Cross is the title sponsor of
Bluebikes, a publicly-owned bike share managed by municipal staff
and operated by Lyft.
Research continues to show the positive impact of exercise on
mental health. According to The Mayo Clinic, regular exercise,
including cycling, can ease stress levels and improve sleep, which
is often disrupted by stress, depression, and anxiety. 30
minutes or more of exercise three to five days a week may
significantly improve an individual's mental health and reduce
depression and anxiety.
By sponsoring this free ride day for the third consecutive year,
Blue Cross continues its commitment to prioritizing mental health
within its communities. Riders interested in a World Mental Health
day ride can download the Bluebikes App on a mobile device and
selecting "Adventure Pass." To recognize the importance of
supporting friends and family on their mental health, the
initiative also includes a "Take a ride, Give a ride" offer, which
provides all Bluebikes riders on World Mental Health Day with a
unique code for one free single trip pass to share with a friend or
"As the title sponsor of Bluebikes, we're committed to
supporting the mental health of everyone in our communities and
calling attention to the profoundly positive impact of exercise on
both physical and mental wellbeing," said Jeff Bellows, vice president of corporate
citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross. "World Mental Health
Day marks Blue Cross' fourth mental-health focused initiative this
year, with more than 4,300 Bluebikes trips sponsored so far, and we
hope Metro Boston residents will take advantage of this opportunity
to get outside and take a ride."
Blue Cross has been the title sponsor of Bluebikes since 2018.
By partnering with the municipal owners of Bluebikes, Blue Cross
continues to support system growth and accessibility, including
station expansions, upgrades and additional bikes. A map of all
stations in Metro Boston can also be found here.
Bluebikes is public transportation by
bike. The system is jointly owned and managed by the Cities of
Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Salem and Somerville and the Town of Brookline. Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Massachusetts is the system's
title sponsor. Riders can find 400 stations and 4,000 bikes across
11 municipalities in Metro Boston. Since 2011, more than 14 million
trips have been taken by bike share. For more information about
Bluebikes, visit bluebikes.com.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield
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of Massachusetts (bluecrossma.org) is a
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headquartered in Boston. We are committed to the relentless
pursuit of quality, affordable and equitable health
care with an unparalleled consumer
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SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts