Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Denver Offers Free B-Cycle Passes!

                                              January 30, 2019
Denver Offers 5,280 Free B-cycle Access Passes in 2019

DENVER – Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver Public Works and Denver B-cycle gathered today at Denver’s newest B-cycle station at Zuni Street and West 14th Avenue to announce the Mile High City is making 5,280 B-cycle passes available to Denver residents at no charge to encourage new riders and increase mobility choices around the city. The passes are good for unlimited 60-minute rides during the 2019 calendar year.

“We’re committed to providing our residents with more transportation choices that are affordable and convenient, and these free passes will help bring more equity to our mobility network,” Mayor Hancock said. “We’re excited to launch 5,280 Free Rides and encourage thousands of Denver residents to get out of their cars and ride a B-cycle.”

To ensure that residents who benefit most from the new passes have access to them, Public Works and Denver B-cycle will also be making a concerted effort to get these passes into the hands of Denver’s lower-income residents by reaching out to organizations that support underserved communities. The 5,280 Free Rides program supports Mayor Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips and increase the percentage of people who commute by bike, foot and transit.

The 5,280 free passes would double the 2,600 Denver residents who currently carry Annual, Annual Plus, Monthly and Flex memberships. Funding for the passes were provided in the Mayor’s 2019 Budget.

“We are thrilled to receive the support of the city, specifically Denver Public Works, to encourage use of our shared bicycle system and vastly grow our user base.  The city is signaling its dedication to the Mobility Action Plan and the importance of our service in the fabric of urban transportation,” said Denver B-cycle executive director Mike Pletsch.

Denver residents can visit B-cycle’s website at to claim one of the 5,280 free access passes that will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals will be required to show proof of Denver residency.

B-cycle’s 89-station system offers riders more than 700 bicycles from City Park to West Denver, from Cherry Creek to RiNo and The Highlands

About Denver B-cycle: Denver B-cycle is powered by Kaiser Permanente Colorado in association with a variety of community sponsors. Denver B-cycle is owned and operated by Denver Bike Sharing, a charitable, non-profit organization. Denver Bike Sharing serves as a catalyst for a fundamental transformation in thinking and behavior by operating a bike sharing system in Denver to enhance mobility while promoting all aspects of sustainability: quality of life, equity, the environment, economic development, and public health.  To learn more about Denver Bike Sharing, the owner and operator of Denver B-cycle, visit or call (303) 825-3325.