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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. sponsors free Bluebikes Adventure Passes every Monday in August for “Mindful Mondays” initiative

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State’s largest health plan also hosting free Bluebikes Spin Class to celebrate National Wellness Month


  In recognition of National Wellness Month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) is sponsoring free Bluebikes Adventure Passes every Monday in August for its third annual “Mindful Mondays” initiative and is also hosting a free Spin Class on August 28 – the last Monday of the month – to encourage people in the Metro Boston region to exercise and take care of their mental health. The free Adventure Passes are available across 13 municipalities: Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somerville and Watertown. Blue Cross is the sponsor of Bluebikes, which is owned by the municipalities and operated by Lyft.

Riders can take advantage of complimentary Adventure Passes on August 28 by downloading and opening the Bluebikes App and entering the appropriate code. The code will unlock one free Adventure Pass, which includes an unlimited number of two-hour rides during a 24-hour period. The code for Monday, August 28, is BLUECROSS0828

To honor Blue Cross’s commitment to providing access to wellness-oriented experiences in support of whole health journeys, it is also hosting a free 60-minute Bluebikes Spin Class on August 28. The class will be first come, first served and open to the public, and it will take place at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston. Rev’d Indoor Cycling instructor Alyssa Pannozzi will be leading the class.

Reportedly, biking can help put us in a mindful state – reducing stress, improving mental and physical health and even increasing overall happiness in life. Taking 20-30 minutes away to concentrate solely on exercise can rejuvenate mood and lessen anxiety.

“National Wellness Month serves as a valuable reminder of the crucial role that mental health plays in one’s overall wellbeing,” said Blue Cross VP of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Jeff Bellows. “For the third year in a row, we’re promoting healthy communities and the power of mindfulness with our ‘Mindful Mondays’ initiative, and we hope Metro Boston residents can get outside, practice mindfulness and enjoy the whole-body benefits of a Bluebikes ride.”

Blue Cross has been the title sponsor of Bluebikes since its launch in May 2018. Through its partnership with the municipal owners of Bluebikes, Blue Cross continues to support system growth and accessibility, including station expansions, upgrades and additional bikes.

About Bluebikes: Bluebikes is public transportation by bike. The system is jointly owned and managed by the Cities of Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Salem and Somerville and the Town of Brookline. Blue Cross is the system’s title sponsor. Riders can find 455 stations and 4,000 bikes across 13 municipalities in Metro Boston. For more information about Bluebikes, visit bluebikes.com www.bluebikes.com

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Blue Cross (bluecrossma.org) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston – committed to the relentless pursuit of quality, affordable and equitable health care with an unparalleled consumer experience. Blue Cross is rated among the nation’s best health plans for member satisfaction and quality.

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