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The HB Safety Standard

One of our main goals is to provide you with a space where you feel supported, empowered, inspired and safe.


Though the year has been a challenge, this goal remains the same.


Below you will find all of the information and updates regarding our New Normal, what standards you can expect at any of our locations and your responsibility as a member of this community.

News & Updates

Safety Measures

Cleaning Protocols

Rider Commitment

News & Updates


As we continue to pivot and adapt based on our current reality, we will share any and all relevant announcements pertaining to studio openings or closures, satellite locations, and the like. Check back here when you need to know new information on our most up-to-date whereabouts!


Updated 4/5/2021


We are reopening at The Handle Bar Fenway and Harvard Square! We will reopen in our brick and mortar studios on Friday, April 9, at reduced capacity and with safety regulations in place. Booking is open NOW!


The HB Fenway and Harvard Square will host classes with reduced capacity, distanced 6+ feet apart. All staff and riders are required to wear masks at all times, including for the duration of class. We will follow the same safety protocols outlined below, including temperature checks, submitting the Health Declaration form, and extensive sanitation across the studio space.

Our class schedule will include 1 morning and 1 night class Monday through Thursday, 1 morning and 1 mid-day on Friday, and 2 morning classes on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll start lean! Our goal is to take one step at a time, and continue to build back up in our local communities. View the class schedule here. We cannot wait to see you back inside our studio walls!



We are thrilled to welcome back a familiar, pre-COVID pricing model. You have been incredibly supportive during this time and we cannot thank you enough. You can view our updated pricing on our buy page, as well as some additions that we’ll shed light on here, including Tandem Booking and new Membership Options.


Tandem Booking: 2 for $34. For the friend who is READY with the plan – buy two classes at a steep discount and book a class for you and a friend! We’ve put together Tandem Booking so you can crush your workouts with your accountability partner. 


        • These two credits must be booked together in the same class.
        • Use it fast! You can book any class in our 7-day window, but you must book your reservation within 24 hours of purchasing!


12 Rides/Month + Unlimited Virtual: Does this package suit your routine? For those who are looking for the hybrid, here’s what to do:

          1. Add the 12 rides/month membership to your cart.
          2. Add the unlimited virtual membership to your cart.
          3. A discount will be automatically applied, and your virtual package will be discounted to $0.



Effective immediately, 1% of every HB purchase will be donated to our quarterly nonprofit partner. We’ve chosen partners whose work we greatly admire, and whose missions align closely with ours. Their efforts align with mental health research, aid and awareness, or addressing the social injustices present in our society and working to create equity for our local communities.  This quarter’s nonprofit partner is BIG SISTER BOSTON.

Big Sister Boston’s mission is to ignite girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Ultimately, their vision is to create a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance, and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.

Stay tuned in the coming month for more on this organization.


During this difficult year, your support has been unwavering, and we cannot thank you enough for that. Please continue to support small businesses all the ways you can. Stay tuned here, as well as on our Instagram and newsletter, for the most updated information on what’s to come. 🙂



HB VIRTUAL (more info)

HB BIG NIGHT LIVE (more info)

HB SOUTH BOSTON (more info)

HB FENWAY (opening April 9th)

HB HARVARD SQUARE (opening April 9th)

Safety Measures

Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizing stations will be readily accessible once inside the location. All staff and clientele are required to sanitize their hands upon arrival. 

Temperature Checks: Staff will complete contactless temperature checks prior to each shift, and will issue temperature checks to all riders as they arrive at the check-in desk. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to physically return to the space until cleared by a medical provider.

Health Declaration Form: After hand sanitizing and temperature checks, riders are then required to sign The Handle Bar’s Health Declaration Form, a document that states they have not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 nor have they knowingly been exposed to the virus. The form also acts as another method of contact tracing for our community. All riders are required to sign this form if they wish to ride at any of our locations.

Social Distancing: Anyone entering the space must keep six feet of distance between them and other guests. Markers and signage will be present at the offsite locations for guidance.

In the bike area, bike layouts have been adjusted to ensure at minimum 6 feet of distance between masked riders.

Wear a Mask: Anyone entering a Handle Bar-operated location must wear a face covering & keep the face covering on at all times while on the premises, including during class. 

Cleaning Protocols

Medical Grade Supplies: Bike equipment & all surfaces in every communal space will be thoroughly and frequently sanitized by staff using a EPA-Registered disinfectant.

Equipment Cleaning: EPA-registered disinfectant wipes will be available for riders, and they will be invited (but not required) to wipe down their own equipment and bikes before and after use. Our team then administers a thorough disinfecting and cleaning of the equipment upon riders’ exit from the space.


Big Night Live: A brand new, permitted, installed and balanced state-of-the-art HVAC system. More info on the system: The systems are forced air type thru air handlers. Air handlers utilize base building hot water as well as cold water to produce the required temperature distribution. Fresh air is provided to the air handlers direct from the outdoors via fresh air fan. Exhaust is then discharged from the space via the restroom exhaust fans. Localized HLR units are provided to filter recirculated air of volatile organic compounds. Temperature is monitored from space temperate sensors and controlled from the local HVAC management system.

South Boston, Fenway & Harvard Sq: All of our brick and mortar locations have been thoroughly inspected and serviced by independent HV/AC specialists, with an even more extensive service completed prior to reopening.

Rider Commitment


While we have instilled many new guidelines and regulations to uphold the safety of all, the best way to ensure we can move forward is for all of us to do our part to practice safe and healthy habits.


    • Wash your hands, and wash them often, for at least 20 seconds.
    • If you have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to a class until you are symptom free, fever free, and/or have received a negative COVID test result.
    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come to a class for 14 days or until you’ve tested negative for COVID-19.
    • If you feel ill or have any concerns about coming in to ride, please stay home and stay safe. If you need to cancel your reservation but have missed the early cancellation window, please contact us and we can assist you:
We are continually monitoring the situation across the country and will continue to put your health and safety first.


In the event that there is a reported case of COVID-19 from our space and you were potentially in contact with the individual, you will be notified immediately by our team. From there, we will take the proper safety precautions to thoroughly disinfect our offsite space from top to bottom.

We will continue to adapt, evolve and respond as needed, always with the health and safety of our staff and community at the front of our mind.

We’re here for you however you choose to ride, in person or virtually. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach us:



-The Handle Bar Team

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