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Hub On Wheels 2011 Aims to Raise Awareness and Decrease Risks of Bicycle in Massachusetts

We recently discussed on our Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog the 7th annual Hub On Wheels 2011 event.

This all-day event is put on by the Governor of Boston to help raise awareness about the presence of riders in our area to help decrease their risks of a bicycling accident in Boston and elsewhere throughout the state.
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The event will be held on Sunday, September 25th. The main focus of the event is the bike ride, which starts and finishes on City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston. Riders can choose the 10-, the 30- or the 50-mile route. During the ride, bicyclists will be able to enjoy the Boston Harbor, a number of historic neighborhoods and a vehicle-free Storrow Drive. A complete map of the racing route can be found on the event’s website.

Our Boston bicycle accident lawyers urge all residents to come out and enjoy the festivities for the Hub On Wheels event. We also ask everyone, both riders and motorists, to be cautious of one another on our roadways. Safe and alert driving/bicycling skills are one of the most effective ways to prevent a fatal accident on our roadways.

Participants are urged to head on over to the Hub on Wheels registration website to sign up now for the riding event.

During the same weekend, Boston residents will have a chance to watch the third annual TD Bank Mayor’s Cup Professional Criterium race as well. National bicycling champions, a number of Olympic cyclists and more than 200 other profession bike racers will be participating in this event. This race will take place at Government Center and racers will be competing for $40,000 in cash prizes. In this race, residents will be able to watch hundreds of professional bikers speed around the course at high speeds.

The fun doesn’t end there. The event will also host the Boloco Block Party, which will be going on all day.

Residents are urged to come down to City Hall Plaza on the 25th to enjoy music, food and informational displays and demonstrations. Parents can bring along children as the event will also host the second annual mascot race and the kids’ race. This race is open to all bicyclists age 2- to 9-years-old.

Residents are also asked to volunteer for the Hub On Wheels event. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community and help to raise awareness about the number of bicyclists on our roadways.

We look forward to seeing everyone out at this year’s event and ask that you invite your friends. Remember that bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road as motorists, therefore should be treated as equal travelers. With cautious and alert driving habits, we can all do our part to help reduce the risks of these oftentimes fatal accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in the Massachusetts, contact Boston Personal Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 1-877-617-5333.

More Blog Entries:

Boston Launches New Balance Hubway — Advocates Worry about Massachusetts Bicycling Accidents, Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, August 15, 2011

Decrease in Massachusetts Bicycle Accidents — Awarded Top 10 “Bike Friendly State”, Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, June 8, 2011