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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts sponsors free Bluebikes rides on World Mental Health Day

Riders will also receive a free Bluebikes code to share with a friend, courtesy of Blue Cross’ “Take a ride, Give a ride” program

BOSTON, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of World Mental Health Day and to support health and wellness in the community, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) is sponsoring a Bluebikes system-wide free ride day on monday october 10. Throughout the day, an unlimited number of 2-hour Adventure Passes (without code) will be available in the 11 municipalities of the Bluebikes system: Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, chelsea, Everett, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somervilleand Watertown. Blue Cross is the title sponsor of Bluebikes, a public bike share run by city staff and operated by Lyft.

Research continues to show the positive impact of exercise on mental health. According The Mayo Clinicregular exercise, including cycling, can reduce stress levels and improve sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. 30 minutes or more exercising three to five days a week can significantly improve an individual’s mental health and reduce depression and anxiety.

By sponsoring this free drive day for the third year in a row, Blue Cross continues its commitment to prioritizing mental health within its communities. Runners interested in a World Mental Health Day ride can download the Bluebikes app on a mobile device and selecting “Adventure Pass”. To recognize the importance of supporting friends and family on their mental health, the initiative also includes a “Take a ride, Give a ride” offer, which provides Bluebikes to all cyclists on World Mental Health Day a unique code for a single free pass to share with a friend or family member.

“As title sponsor of Bluebikes, we are committed to supporting the mental health of everyone in our communities and bringing attention to the profoundly positive impact exercise has on physical and mental well-being,” said declared Jeff Bellows, vice president of corporate citizenship and public affairs at Blue Cross. “World Mental Health Day marks Blue Cross’ fourth mental health-focused initiative this year, with more than 4,300 Bluebikes trips sponsored so far, and we hope Metro Boston residents will take this opportunity to get out and take a walk.

Blue Cross has been the title sponsor of Bluebikes since 2018. By partnering with municipal owners of Bluebikes, Blue Cross continues to support the growth and accessibility of the system, including station expansions, upgrades and upgrades. additional bikes. A map of all Boston subway stations is also available here.

About Blue Bikes
Bluebikes is public bicycle transport. The system is jointly owned and managed by the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Salem and Somerville and the City of Brookline. Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts is the title sponsor of the system. Cyclists can find 400 stations and 4,000 bikes in 11 municipalities in the Boston metro area. Since 2011, more than 14 million trips have been made by self-service bike. For more information on Bluebikes, visit bluebikes.com.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield (bluecrossma.org) is a not-for-profit, community-driven, fee-based health plan headquartered in Boston. We are committed to the relentless pursuit of quality, affordable and equitable healthcare with an unparalleled customer experience. In keeping with our promise to always put our members first, we are ranked among the top health plans in the nation for member satisfaction and quality. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtubeand LinkedIn.

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

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