Stay Mindful with Bluebikes in August, Courtesy of Blue Cross

It’s National Wellness Month, and thanks to Bluebikes title sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, riders can improve their mental health and practice mindfulness with free Adventure Passes every Monday.

Blue Cross “Mindful Mondays” Start August 1

To recognize National Wellness Month, Blue Cross is sponsoring complimentary Bluebikes Adventure Passes on “Mindful Mondays” throughout the month of August. Starting on Monday, August 1st, Metro Boston residents and visitors can access free Adventure Passes across the system by downloading and opening the Bluebikes app on a mobile device and entering the appropriate code.

Weekly codes

There is a new code for every Monday in August, so riders can take advantage of some quiet time on a bike, which can be accessed from any of the stations across the system’s 11 municipalities.

· August 1: BlueCrossMindful0801
· August 8: BlueCrossMindful0808
· August 15: BlueCrossMindful0815
· August 22: BlueCrossMindful0822
· August 29: BlueCrossMindful0829

Ride a Bike to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness techniques can help reduce anxiety and burnout. A recent study showed a 60% decrease in anxiety among participants within a month of using a mindfulness training app developed by Brown University.

National Wellness Month is a great time to practice mindfulness, take a bike ride, and reduce anxiety, stress and burnout. Blue Cross remains committed to supporting mental health and overall wellbeing in communities across Metro Boston and encourages riders to get outside and take a ride on Bluebikes every Monday for the month of August.