This spring’s sun-to-rainstorm spells gave cyclists a run for their wheels. Now that the storms have calmed (we think), bikers will be delighted to see more than sunny rays on the ride: Denver B-cycle is adding 32 bike-share stations throughout the city.
The expansion began in March with new extensions at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, and Auraria Campus. Pods will continue to pop-up throughout city neighborhoods including Jefferson Park, Baker, Highland, Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Civic Center, and City Park West. A total of 81 sites will be up-and-running by mid-June.
Denver’s B-cycle program launched in 2010 as one of the first citywide bike sharing programs in the United States, and has helped propel more local bike initiatives forward. There are now 22 public bike-sharing programs in the U.S., and the number is anticipated to double by spring 2014, according to the Earth Policy Institute. “In addition to health benefits, studies have shown that biking is good for the local economy,” says Sam Pike, Social Marketing and Community Development Manager at Denver Bike Sharing.
Get Involved: Volunteer with the B-cycle Street Team and help inform the community about Denver Bike Sharing at events, like the City Park County Fair and Ice Cream Social on May 31st and National Great Outdoors Day on June 8. Email Pike at [email protected] to sign up for a training session.
—Image Courtesy of Denver Bike Sharing