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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.


 

Price drop and other Casual Cruiser changes coming 4/1

by Sara Michaels | Mar 21, 2017
On Saturday, 4/1, we'll be implementing a few changes to our Casual Cruiser (Pay-Per-Trip) pass in order to better meet the needs of our riders. The sign-up cost of this pass will remain $0, and all other passes will remain the same. Here's what's up:

First, we're lowering the cost of trips!



After 4/1, the first half hour of every trip will drop from $3 to $2--that's lower than the cost of a bus trip. In accordance with our other passes, fees for trips over 30 minutes will remain at $3 per half hour.

Second, in conjunction with the launch of our app, we'll stop issuing new and replacement membership cards for the Casual Cruiser pass.



Eliminating the cost of mailing membership cards is what will allow us to charge a lower rate for trips on this pass.

But if you're a current Casual Cruiser pass holder, don't worry: Your current membership card will still allow you to check out bikes as long as you have it, and you can also check out bikes using the app, your credit card, or text message.

Finally, we'll be changing this pass's billing schedule.


Currently, Casual Cruiser trips are billed in a single sum on the first of every month. After 4/1, new Casual Cruisers will be billed for trips on a 7-day cycle. This change will make it easier for riders to upgrade to a different pass type should they so choose.

Casual Cruisers registered before 4/1 will remain on a monthly billing cycle until the end of their current pass period.

Happy riding!
-The Boulder B-cycle team
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