BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts is offering free Bluebikes Adventure Passes every Sunday in May across their eleven municipalities and more than 400 stations.
In addition to the free rides, those who bike over 25 miles in the month of May will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten free annual Bluebikes memberships. According to officials, distance traveled on bikes is estimated based on total usage time, with an assumed average speed of roughly 7 miles per hour.
Vice President Of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Jeff Bellows says the "Miles for Mental Health" initiative aims to promote regular exercise through cycling, which can ease stress levels and improve sleep quality.
"Our Bluebikes sponsorship reinforces our commitment to the whole individual— mind and body— especially this month at the intersection of Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bike Month. We’re excited to provide an opportunity to get outside, experience the full benefits of biking, and focus on self-care and whole-body wellness," Bellows said.
In order to access the free Adventure Passes, users can download the Bluebikes app on a mobile device and enter the following codes on each respective Sunday:
May 8: BlueMiles08
May 15: BlueMiles15
May 22: BlueMiles22
May 29: BlueMiles29
The Bluebikes system has more than 4,000 bikes across the Greater Boston Area, and is jointly owned and managed by the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Salem, Somerville, Town of Brookline, and is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.