Athletes Love The Hubway

Rays pitcher David Price took the Hubway to get around Boston.

Hubway image by Meredith Foley

Hubway image by Meredith Foley

It’s official: Biking through the city is cool. Just ask Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is famous for biking around Boston during the NHL season (but he should be wearing a helmet):

Biking is a great way to keep a community healthy while reducing car emissions and pollution. And now, with Mayor Menino’s announcement that the city will roll out more than 350 miles of bike lanes over the next 30 years, and 75 miles within the next five years, biking in Boston will continue to grow.

What’s the best part? A majority of those lanes will be protected, which should please Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner used the Hubway to get around Boston when his team was in town for Game 1 and 2 of the ALDS. He seemed to be concerned about cars, but ended up enjoying his trip, as evidenced by these tweets:

How did his first ride go?

He liked it so much he used the system two days in a row.

Now, if only New Yorkers would embrace their bike share program, rather than let homeless people used it for outdoor spin classes. Which, honestly, is just awesome.