January 30, 2019
Denver Offers 5,280 Free B-cycle Access Passes in 2019
“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 https://www.denverbcycle.com/5280 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