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Free Bluebike Passes: Grocery, Pharmacy, Restaurant, and Retail Workers


City of Cambridge

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We provide free Bluebikes passes to essential workers employed at grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and local retail shops for Cambridge, Boston, Brookline, Somerville, and Everett.

Registration required


This Program is free!

This specific essential workers program is available free of charge for 90 days. Other programs are only discounted memberships. 

The membership is free as long as you end all of your trips within 60 minutes. Make sure you lock your bike at a station at the end of every trip! After 60 minutes, you will be charged $2.00 per 30 minutes.

If you want to keep riding after your pass expires in 90 days, you can switch to an annual or monthly membership. Discounted passes are available for income-eligible people.


The program location changes over time.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

 Click here for a map of the entire Bluebikes system. The map displays live data on the availability of bicycles and open docks at each station.

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

Monday through Friday.

You can contact CDD during our office hours:

Mon:      8:30 A. M. to 8:00 P. M.

T/W/Th: 8:30 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.

Fri:         8:30 A. M. to Noon

Additional information

The City of Cambridge, in partnership with the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Everett, and Somerville, announced the availability of free Bluebikes passes to essential workers employed at grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and local retail shops. Passholders will be able to take as many trips as they like during a 90-day period.

Workers at any grocery store or pharmacy located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville are eligible for the passes. In addition, people employed at restaurants and retail shops located in Boston and Cambridge are eligible as well. Most of the small business districts across Cambridge and Boston are served by Bluebikes, and workers can pick up a bike near their homes and park it at a station near work, without having to worry about maintenance or carrying a lock.

Passes are good for 90 days from the date of registration and riders can take unlimited trips up to 60 minutes each without incurring additional fees. At the end of the 90-day pass, riders will need to proactively register for a new pass and will not be automatically charged to renew. Those interested and eligible can register at

Many hospitals and healthcare facilities in Cambridge are also corporate members of Bluebikes. Healthcare workers can check the Essential Workers section of the website above to see if their employer is listed. If your employer is not listed, contact or call 617-349-4671 to learn how you can get a discounted membership.

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This is an ongoing program.

Monday through Friday.

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Last updated October 5, 2020.