DENVER (CBS4)– Catch a free ride on Wednesdays in June with Denver’s B-Cycle program thanks to Wells Fargo.
Wednesdays in June are free, cyclists can pedal the first 30 minutes free thanks to the bank.
“Our hope is that people will try like and then they’ll get a discount on a membership,” said Parry Burnap, B-cycle’s executive director.
She talked about Ride to Work day on June 27 on CBS4 This Morning, along with the big celebration at Civic Center Park.
Watch her entire interview below.
This is the third year for the bike sharing program. Anyone can join the program for $59 a year, or it’s just $8 a day.
“We know that to ride these bikes is to love them and we’re trying to get people to change their habits, get them out of cars, get them on transit, finishing their trip with a bike,” said Burnap.
There are dozens of new bike stations around the Denver metro area this year and bikes from B-cycle are available until midnight instead of 11 p.m.
Denver B-cycle members can use the bikes in Boulder’s B-cycle program, and visa versa.
“We have 53 stations, we have 530 bikes. We have a cousin system up in Boulder,” said Burnap.
A lot of planning goes into making sure the bicycles are comfortable for commuters and meet their needs for safety.
“It’s a real purpose built bike, built for commuting. So we have a nice step-through frame, an adjustable seat post to accommodate a lot of different sized riders, we have an integrated lighting system that runs off an electronic front hub and a nice three speed drive train that’s going to help you get up and down hills riding around Denver,” said Head Technician for Denver B-Cycle Phil Marino.
Marino talked to CBS4 This Morning’s Justin McHeffey about how the bikes are made to withstand a lot of riders and all kinds of people.
Watch his entire interview below.
They also thought about those who need to ride from home to work and back again.
“The bikes are great for riding in your business clothes. We’ve got a nice a chain guard so you keep your pants clean and you’re ready to work,” said Marino.