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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.


 

Record Number of Annual Trips for 2020!! // December 29, 2020

by Sara Michaels | Dec 29, 2020
Boulder B-cycle Trips 2018-2020 Year-to-Date




This year we officially set a new ANNUAL RECORD for system use! More TRIPS were taken in the year of 2020 than any previous year! Thanks to all our members, partners and riders for all the trips that were taken to reach this pinnacle, and the year isn't over just yet! 

Because we were seen as an 'essential' service when the pandemic began back in March, we jumped right in with the cleaning and sanitizing of all our station and bike touch points.  Our bikes were deemed safer than public transport (bus) and also ride share (Lyft, Uber). This really increased trips once the order loosened for folks to go to school, work and other essential locations. 

As we roll into our 10th year providing bike share for the Boulder community (we turn 10 on May 20th!) - we aim to continue this trend, follow the state's COVID orders and be sure you have a safe and reliable bike to ride anywhere you need to go!


Stay healthy and happy out there, Boulder!


Interested in sponsoring Boulder B-cycle or acquiring a corporate membership?  Simply contact: Sara Michaels, Boulder Bike Sharing Marketing, Communications, and Sponsorship Manager, sara@boulderbcycle.org


Thanks and Keep on Spinning!

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