The Hub on Wheels Citywide Ride will take place on September 17th. During this fun event, bikers have the opportunity to bike along a car-free Storrow Drive as they pedal through Boston’s Emerald Necklace of parkland and neighborhoods.
Choosing Your Path
Wile most of the streets in the area will not closed during the event, traffic will be controlled in a way to give riders the opportunity to ride without battling cars along the way. Two options are available for those who want to enjoy the ride. The first is a 40-mile loop while the other is a family-friendly 10-mile loop. Both courses begin and end at City Hall Plaza in Downtown Boston.
To participate in Hub on Wheels, you need to register between 6:45 and 7:45 am on the day of the event. At this time, you can pay your registration fee and pick up your bib. For youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who will be participating in the 10-mile loop, registration is free. All others are charged a $50 registration fee. Part of thee fee goes toward supporting Boston Children’s Hospital.
At 8:00 am, participants will be asked to proceed down Court Street and turn left onto Congress Street where they can then get into the Start Line queue. After the race is over, a Finish Line Festival will take place from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm at City Hall Plaza. The event will feature music, a beer garden, food, vendors and more.
Supporting Boston Children’s Hospital
Founded on July 20, 1869 by Dr. Francis Henry Brown, who was a Civil War surgeon, Boston Children’s Hospital was originally a 20-bed facility located at 9 Rutland Street in Boston’s South End. Brown was inspired to open the hospital after traveling to Europe in 1867 to study the pioneering specialized approach that was being used there to treat children. Brown was so impressed that he decided to bring the same level of care to Boston.
Today, Boston Children’s Hospital is a 395-licensed-bed children’s hospital located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston at 300 Longwood Avenue. The hospital is located next to is teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School as well as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber jointly operate Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care. This 60-year partnership has successfully delivered comprehensive care to patients of all types of childhood cancers.
Boston Children’s Hospital was ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the country for 2014-2015. It was also ranked number one in 8 out of 10 clinical specialties by the U.S. News & World Report. Children’s Hospital scientist Dr. John Enders and his team were also the first to successfully culture the polio virus, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954. Dr. Joseph Murray, who was the chief plastic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Boston from 1972 to 1985, was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for his research on immunosuppression.