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Hubway exceeds expectations as it closes for winter

Berklee student Michal Skrzypek was walking past the Christian Science Plaza one afternoon when a row of silver-and-green bicycles caught his eye, docked near what looked like a solar-powered ATM. Intrigued, he paid $5 for a 24-hour Hubway pass and took his first bike ride in Boston.

That was 16 months ago. Skrzypek kept pedaling — to class, to see his girlfriend in Allston, to run errands, to explore back alleys and new neighborhoods — and in late November became the first customer to ride Hubway 1,000 times, hitting that mark a few days before the bike-sharing system closed for the winter last week.

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