Sorry, Dan Maes. Bike Sharing Is Growing

September 2010

Denver's B-Cycle bike-sharing program appears to be doing great, despite GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dan Maes' view that it is part of some kind of international plot to destroy "personal freedoms" and United States sovereignty.

Plans are moving forward to add several more bike stations downtown in coming weeks, reports The Denver Post. There will be 50 stations by fall, says to Brent Tongco, communications director of the program, who adds that right now, the focus is in central Denver, but B-Cycle could eventually move to surrounding suburbs.

Boulder is also looking into the B-Cycle idea, with the city and nonprofit group Boulder Bike Sharing close to finalizing the details of a wide-scale program there, writes the Daily Camera.

And Fort Collins' bike-sharing program, the two-year-old FC Bike Library, is run by the nonprofit Bike Fort Collins, which was the recipient of funds raised this weekend during New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, notes the Coloradoan (via GoFoCo.net, which also features a slideshow of the occasion). The Tour's next stop is Denver's City Park this Saturday.