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Mission Statement

Boston's Hub On Wheels bicycle festival is a project of the Digital Bridge Foundation and the Boston Bicycle Festival, Inc., which are both (501c3) nonprofit organizations. Most of Hub On Wheels' work is done by volunteers. We actively seek to partner with like-minded organizations. Boston's Hub On Wheels bicycle festival was started as a result of the growing convergence of concerns around public health (the problem of overweight and the need for better nutrition and more physical activity), transportation and environmental pollution (too many cars!), the desire to increase Boston's attractiveness as a place for young professionals to live and work, and a love of bicycling as something that positively contributes to all of these issues. Our vision is to create a sustainable program, grounded in an annual big event but surrounded by yearlong activity that brings large numbers of people together from different neighborhoods and towns to celebrate bike riding and the host city. In the long run, we hope to encourage additional people - children and adults - to become bicyclists. It is our belief that visibly improving the environment for bicycling in Boston will set a tone for the entire region and even state government policies. This is an opportune moment because there is a growing number of cyclists and increased public awareness of their concerns. This is also the 375th birthday of the city, a chance to create a "legacy event" that can celebrate local attractions and bring people together from different neighborhoods as well as from the suburbs. There are many people in city and state government who are eager to improve bicycling conditions whose efforts can be applauded and reinforced by the emergence of a visible bike-riding constituency.

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Boston's Hub On Wheels bicycle festival was started as a result of the growing convergence of concerns around public health (the problem of overweight and the need for better nutrition and more physical activity), transportation and environmental pollution (too many cars!), the desire to increase Boston's attractiveness as a place for young professionals to live and work, and a love of bicycling as something that positively contributes to all of these issues.

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http://www.hubonwheels.org

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