Now the city you love, can be the city you LUV to ride in.

At HUBLUV, we believe that biking is not only a better way to get around Boston, but it’s also the best way to get out and connect, explore, exercise and enjoy life a little more, and we want to make that option accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re working in partnership with an awesome community of biking advocates. Together, we’re building and maintaining an amazing bike network that improves access to trail systems, connects towns and cities, and gets you wherever you want to go.

About Us

Two wheels. Endless possibilities.

Our Story

The HUBLUV program was started by Alexi and Steve Conine who began their bike-packing adventures in 1999, while living in London without a car. When the Conines moved back to Boston 20 years ago, they wanted to continue biking on an everyday basis, but realized the city lacked access to connected trail systems. They began working with organizations within the biking ecosystem to change that.

Through the Conine Family Foundation they aim to catalyze progress in building and enjoying the biking infrastructure in Boston through philanthropy and by creating the HUBLUV initiative that funds programs in four key areas and celebrates biking for all.  

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Our Mission

HUBLUV’s mission is to build a bike network in Boston that would revolutionize the community by safely and reliably connecting people and places. HUBLUV serves as a hub for the eco-system and a place to elevate and celebrate the grantees and partners in the greater Boston area biking community.

Our Grantees

Supporting organizations that support our mission.

By partnering with other local biking advocates who share our passion for creating a safe, efficient biking infrastructure in Boston, we’re able to move our ambitious community goals forward.

Our funding priorities for the biking community fall into four categories: Infrastructure, Access, Advocacy, and Communications. Here is a listing of some of our Grantees:

Infrastructure

We’re committed to supporting organizations that have a vision around connectivity in the region.

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
As the largest landowner in Massachusetts, this state agency plays a critical role in advancing infrastructure. HUBLUV is providing over $1 million in support of a few specific DCR/Mass Trails projects.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. HUBLUV is particularly interested in their transportation work, including their Landline project — a proposed 1,400-mile connected network of trails and greenways within the Boston region.

LivableStreets Alliances (LSA) Network
LivableStreets Alliance pioneered the Emerald Network — an exciting vision for 200 miles of shared use paths linking people to open space, transit, and jobs.

Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA)
The Mystic Greenways Initiative will connect 25 miles of paths, improve hundreds of acres of parkland and engage thousands of community members from the Mystic Lakes to Boston Harbor.

Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA)
Many decades of industry in the riverside communities of Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester have made it difficult to access, let alone see, the River. The goal of the NepRWA Greenways Program is to make the Lower Neponset river a safer, more inviting space for all by supporting upgrades and access to green space.

Infrastructure

We’re committed to supporting organizations that have a vision around connectivity in the region.

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
As the largest landowner in Massachusetts, this state agency plays a critical role in advancing infrastructure. HUBLUV is providing over $1 million in support of a few specific DCR/Mass Trails projects.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. HUBLUV is particularly interested in their transportation work, including their Landline project — a proposed 1,400-mile connected network of trails and greenways within the Boston region.

LivableStreets Alliances (LSA) Network
LivableStreets Alliance pioneered the Emerald Network — an exciting vision for 200 miles of shared use paths linking people to open space, transit, and jobs.

Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA)
The Mystic Greenways Initiative will connect 25 miles of paths, improve hundreds of acres of parkland and engage thousands of community members from the Mystic Lakes to Boston Harbor.

Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA)
Many decades of industry in the riverside communities of Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester have made it difficult to access, let alone see, the River. The goal of the NepRWA Greenways Program is to make the Lower Neponset river a safer, more inviting space for all by supporting upgrades and access to green space.

Access

We’re committed to supporting bicycling organizations that engage and elevate multi- generational, marginalized and other diverse voices in the process.

Bikes Not Bombs (BNB)
Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle to build community. We are inspired by its Youth Pathways Program, which provides participants the opportunity to learn everything from basic bike maintenance and city riding skills to professional bike mechanic skills often leading to paid internships. The Executive Director, Elijah Evans, is a graduate of the program. BNB’s programming includes an annual Bike-a-thon.

Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (MFFC)
Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition’s efforts are at the intersection of food access + nutrition education, physical activity and youth development. The Youth Development Program has an emphasis on bike education and advocacy as a path to professional and personal development. Through its Vigorous Youth Group, MFFC focuses on promoting biking as a means to physical activity and alternative transportation. Programming includes the annual Mattapan on Wheels Bike-a-thon, bike rides, and basic bike repair workshops.

Access

We’re committed to supporting bicycling organizations that engage and elevate multi- generational, marginalized and other diverse voices in the process.

Bikes Not Bombs (BNB)
Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle to build community. We are inspired by its Youth Pathways Program, which provides participants the opportunity to learn everything from basic bike maintenance and city riding skills to professional bike mechanic skills often leading to paid internships. The Executive Director, Elijah Evans, is a graduate of the program. BNB’s programming includes an annual Bike-a-thon.

Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (MFFC)
Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition’s efforts are at the intersection of food access + nutrition education, physical activity and youth development. The Youth Development Program has an emphasis on bike education and advocacy as a path to professional and personal development. Through its Vigorous Youth Group, MFFC focuses on promoting biking as a means to physical activity and alternative transportation. Programming includes the annual Mattapan on Wheels Bike-a-thon, bike rides, and basic bike repair workshops.

Advocacy

We’re committed to supporting organizations that elevate the groundswell of support for biking infrastructure with a focused set of policy priorities.

Boston Cyclist Union (BCU)
Through organizing, advocacy, public actions, and holding city and state agencies accountable to build out a network of safe, protected bike infrastructure, BCU is working to transform the streets of greater Boston into equitable and inviting people-centered spaces.

MassBike
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) is a statewide bicycling advocacy non-profit guided by the vision that everyone should be able to enjoy and benefit from safe and accessible cycling. With work spanning across Massachusetts, MassBike educates and advocates for policies and programs that encourage and support community wellness, equity and inclusion, enable sustainable growth, drive economic vitality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA)
NEMBA is a recreational trails advocacy organization with 28 chapters throughout New England and more than 7,000 members. Every season, they lead nearly a thousand mountain bike rides, put on various skills clinics and trail building schools, and advocate for mountain biking and recreational trails. They also host hundreds of trail building and maintenance events in scores of parks in the region, and donate over 8,000 hours to local parks and forests through an active and passionate volunteer program.

Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM)
ELM is a nearly 125-year-old state-based advocacy organization that has sustainable transportation as a key focus area. We look to ELM as a key partner to help define, educate, and coordinate the cycling community’s policy priorities.

Advocacy

We’re committed to supporting organizations that elevate the groundswell of support for biking infrastructure with a focused set of policy priorities.

Boston Cyclist Union (BCU)
Through organizing, advocacy, public actions, and holding city and state agencies accountable to build out a network of safe, protected bike infrastructure, BCU is working to transform the streets of greater Boston into equitable and inviting people-centered spaces.

MassBike
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) is a statewide bicycling advocacy non-profit guided by the vision that everyone should be able to enjoy and benefit from safe and accessible cycling. With work spanning across Massachusetts, MassBike educates and advocates for policies and programs that encourage and support community wellness, equity and inclusion, enable sustainable growth, drive economic vitality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA)
NEMBA is a recreational trails advocacy organization with 28 chapters throughout New England and more than 7,000 members. Every season, they lead nearly a thousand mountain bike rides, put on various skills clinics and trail building schools, and advocate for mountain biking and recreational trails. They also host hundreds of trail building and maintenance events in scores of parks in the region, and donate over 8,000 hours to local parks and forests through an active and passionate volunteer program.

Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM)
ELM is a nearly 125-year-old state-based advocacy organization that has sustainable transportation as a key focus area. We look to ELM as a key partner to help define, educate, and coordinate the cycling community’s policy priorities.

Communications
We’re committed to assisting those in the biking community in getting the word out about the benefits of biking.

StreetsblogMASS
StreetsblogMASS is a daily news source connecting people from all walks of life to information about how to reduce dependence on cars, promote human-centered, equitable, and environmentally sustainable places, and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit.

Communications
We’re committed to assisting those in the biking community in getting the word out about the benefits of biking.

StreetsblogMASS
StreetsblogMASS is a daily news source connecting people from all walks of life to information about how to reduce dependence on cars, promote human-centered, equitable, and environmentally sustainable places, and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit.

Social Circle

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Where You Can Bike

Ready to get out and ride?

We recommend these maps and resources for biking in Greater Boston and surrounding areas.

MAPC Trail Map

New England Mountain Biking Association Trails

Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT)

Bay Circuit Trail (BCT)

FAQs

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions.

If your organization falls into one of those four categories outlined, please fill out the contact form. Please note within the form – which category your work best aligns of the four — Infrastructure, Access, Advocacy or Communications and what potential grant funding would support.

Once you have sent a complete contact form, a representative will reach back out with more information.

Please reach out directly to any of the organizations listed on this page. Simply click on their link provided.

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