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Enjoy a FREE BCycle DAY PASS on Friday, May 7th – Thanks to BOULDER MAGAZINE!

We have once again partnered with our wonderful local publication,Boulder Magazine, and they are offering a FREE day of trips to you on May 7th!

All day on Friday, May 7th, you can take FREE* unlimited 30-minute trips on both our classic pedal and ebikes! Next Friday looks to be sunny + warm so get ready to ride!

Best to download the free BCycle App so you can find a station near you that will indicate the # of pedal  and/or ebikes available. Select Day Pass and enter the promo code: FREERIDE (37337433).

*Remember all the rules apply, so be sure to keep your trips to 30 mins as overtime fees still apply.

Go pick up the latest Boulder Magazine Spring Issue on a stand near you!!

Thanks Boulder Mag and Happy Spinning!


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YES! It is true what you may (or may not) have heard: Boulder Bike Sharing will be dropping 100 pedal-assist ebikes into our system starting this Friday, February 26th! We beat our own launch date by a week!

Through a partnership with BCycle/Trek Bikes. These ebikes will allow riders to get up hills with ease and go farther faster, with a goal of replacing car trips and facilitating multimodal lifestyles while enabling the decade-old Boulder Bike Sharing nonprofit to experiment with a new business model. The Electric bikes will be available to all Boulder B-cycle system riders, including participants of Boulder Bike Sharing’s existing and planned equity initiatives, as the organization seeks to do its part to advance social and climate justice. Download the BCycle app or head to www.boulderbcycle.org for more information on the system’s passes, which range from pay-per-trip to monthly and annual options.


Trek’s BCycle Electric bikes feature a best-in-class BOSCH motor, Shimano brakes for safe and reliable performance in all seasons and front & rear integrated lighting for safe and visible riding. They are Class 1 ebikes with smooth pedal assist, making electrified riding feel instantly familiar to all bike riders.


Since May of 2011, Boulder Bike Sharing has been providing Boulder with reliable bike-sharing service, and the Boulder B-cycle system now counts 300 shared bikes across key areas and destinations in Boulder. Boulder was an early adopter of bike sharing, and the Boulder B-cycle system still ranks among the largest and densest for cities of a similar population. The Boulder B-cycle system has provided over 100,000 shared bike trips every year since 2017, and in 2020 set a new annual record for system use as CU students flocked to the service during the fall semester. Boulder Bike Sharing’s 2020 strategic plan calls for the electrification of the system and the exploration of partnerships and regional opportunities, and in partnership with Trek riders of the Boulder B-cycle system are almost certain to establish new ridership records in 2021.


 

Boulder B-cycle introduces new passes and rider benefits following record-breaking 2015 season

by Sara Michaels | Jan 12, 2016

Boulder, CO—Having nearly doubled the usage of its bikes over the 2014 season, Boulder B-cycle, Boulder’s nonprofit bike share program, is set to introduce new ways for locals and visitors to use its system in 2016.  Starting January 1st, Boulder B-cycle will make two new pass types available and add additional benefits for existing annual members.

Based on rider feedback from a recent survey and focus groups, Boulder B-cycle will introduce the People’s Pedaler, an $11 auto-renewing monthly pass that includes an unlimited number of 30 minute trips, and the Casual Cruiser, a free pass allowing riders to pay only for what they use—$3 per half hour per trip. Both passes will allow riders fast access to bikes using an RFID card.

Additionally, Boulder B-cycle is increasing the free trip period allotted to annual passes, now known as Republic Riders, from 30 to 60 minutes. The $8 24-hour pass, available at any Boulder B-cycle kiosk, will remain unchanged apart from a new name—The Day Tripper.

From James Waddell, Executive Director of Boulder B-cycle: “We’ve always believed that getting from A to B should be both easy and fun. We’re always looking for ways to make bike sharing more accessible for everyone in Boulder—locals and visitors alike. We’re very excited to introduce these new pass options in order to meet the needs of even larger segment of the Boulder population. We strongly believe that by providing more ways to use B-cycles, even more people will be encouraged to try bike sharing and realize that it’s okay to have fun on their way to work, school, errands or meals.”

Boulder B-cycle is on track to see nearly 85,000 trips in 2015, up from just over 43,000 in 2014. The program will continue to expand in 2016, with new stations at the Boulder Junction transit center and 28th & Mapleton scheduled for installation in January.

About Boulder B-cycle

Boulder B-cycle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a transportation method that is green, cost-efficient and fun through the implementation of a bike-sharing program in Boulder. The system serves locals and visitors alike with a network of 39 stations and 275 bikes.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, presenting sponsor of Boulder B-cycle is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Colorado residents for 45 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 565,000 members through 28 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit kp.org/share or follow us on Twitter @kpcolorado or facebook.com/kpcolorado.

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Contact 

To learn more about this program please contact
Kevin Bell, Marketing and Communications Manager
3601 Arapahoe Ave #D-179
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-532-4412 x1
kbell@boulderbcycle.org

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