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Boulder B-Cycle To Expand, Kaiser Permanente Named Sponsor

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From left: James Waddell, executive director, Boulder B-cycle; Eric Harker, M.D., medical director for prevention services, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Tracy Winfree, director of public works for transportation, City of Boulder; Suzanne Jones, member, City of Boulder Council and director of Eco-Cycle; John Tayer, president and chief executive officer, Boulder Chamber of Commerce (credit: Barry Gutierrez)

From left: James Waddell, executive director, Boulder B-cycle; Eric Harker, M.D., medical director for prevention services, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; Tracy Winfree, director of public works for transportation, City of Boulder; Suzanne Jones, member, City of Boulder Council and director of Eco-Cycle; John Tayer, president and chief executive officer, Boulder Chamber of Commerce (credit: Barry Gutierrez)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder B-cycle on Wednesday announced that it will expand its operations in the city by 70 percent this spring.

The program will be adding 16 new bike-share stations and 130 bikes that will be available 24 hours a day.

(credit: Barry Gutierrez)

(credit: Barry Gutierrez)

Kaiser Permanente “will become Boulder B-cycle’s first presenting sponsor, providing significant funding to secure long-term sustainability for the program,” the program said in a statement.

Boulder will have a total of 38 bike-share stations and 280 bikes by July.

“Today’s announcement really serves as a re-launch of Boulder B-cycle,” said James Waddell, executive director of Boulder B-cycle. “By July 2014, our program will have more than tripled in size since our founding in 2011.”

“Kaiser Permanente is honored to serve as the presenting sponsor of Boulder B-cycle,” said Donna Lynne, DrPH, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “Incorporating movement, such as biking to work or school, in everyday life has a huge impact on overall health. The Boulder B-cycle program makes it easy for community members to see bicycling as an affordable and healthy transportation option.”

Memberships for Boulder B-cycle can be purchased online and 24-hour access passes on-site at each sharing station.

Additional Information From Boulder B-Cycle

For the latest Boulder B-cycle expansion news, a full map of bike-sharing stations and instructions for purchasing membership cards, visit boulder.bcycle.com.

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