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Bluebikes is offering rides for $1 on the weekends when the MBTA’S Orange and Red lines are suspended for construction, the bike rental company announced.

There will be no Orange Line service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center stations, starting this weekend and continuing through Nov. 10, according to the MBTA.

Shuttle buses for the Orange Line will be offered only from Sullivan Square to Haymarket. The MBTA is encouraging people to use the Green Line from Haymarket onward for downtown travel.

Red Line service will also be suspended between Kendall/MIT and Broadway stations on weekends from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15, excluding Thanksgiving weekend. Replacement buses will be offered during the closures.

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Bluebikes is offering a two-wheeled alternative to the shuttle buses.

During these weekends, single trips on Bluebikes in the Boston area will be $1 for 30 minutes. Usually, the first 30 minutes costs $2.50. Adding another 30 minutes of usage will cost the normal $2.50 fee.

The promotion is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and offers an unlimited amount of the discounted rides to its customers, according to Bluebikes’ website.

To redeem, customers have to download the Bluebikes app and use the promotion code BLUECROSS.

Additional valet service will also be provided those weekends at the Bluebike stations at West End Park, Copley Square, and Boston City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Maria Lovato can be reached at maria.lovato@globe.com.