DENVER (CBS4) – B-cycle officially launched its season in Denver on Monday. The inaugural ride of the year is took place outside the Pepsi Center in the morning.
Volunteers delivered bikes to all of the 51 stations around the city on Sunday.
“It reduces congestion, it reduces our dependance on polluting fuels,” said B-cycle spokesman Phillip Marino. “It increases our sense of community. You’re much more connected to other people.”
Anyone can join the program for $59 a year, or it’s just $8 a day.
Parry Burnap, B-cycle’s executive director, did an interview on the CBS4 Morning News Sunday morning to talk about the plans for this third year of the bike sharing program, which include an effort to add dozens of new stations.
Bikes from B-cycle will be available until midnight instead of 11 p.m. this year. Also new, Denver B-cycle members will be able to use the bikes in Boulder’s B-cycle program, and vica versa. Boulder’s B-cycle program starts up again on Friday.