It’s almost time to break out your bicycle helmet.
Hubway, the Boston area’s bike sharing system, is set to return to Boston, Brookline and Somerville city streets next week.
The system announced on its website Monday that most bike stations will be operational on April 2. Stations have been reinstalled in recent weeks and the bikes aren’t far behind.
“The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April,” Hubway said in a system alert.
Because of the Boston Marathon, stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be installed until after the race.
Last year, Hubway announced that it would test a pilot program in Cambridge. Most stations operated throughout the winter to test year-round feasibility.
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