Yesterday was Earth Day and May is National Bike Month, so I’m sure many of you are thinking about how you could positively contribute to mother Earth and drive less, right? Bicycling is the answer of course, and the bright future of bike-sharing will make it all the more easier to bike those 2-mile or less trips. Bike-sharing exploded in Europe and has finally reached stateside – first with Smart Bike D.C. and now with B-Cycles debuting in Denver, Colo. this week (reported by Thrillist).
The Bike-share concept is one of ease and convenience: pick up a bike at a local bike-share station, run your errands, and drop off the bike at ANY bike-share station in the city. B-cycles has now made it even easier, more informative and fun. They have membership options ranging from 24-hour to yearly, membership includes a universal swipe card, the bikes are Trek GPS-enabled cruisers, and the bikes log data on your personal B-cycle account page: length/duration of each ride, your carbon offset, and how many calories you’ve burned. Basically, B-cycle has stepped up the American bike-share concept.
If you’re jealous of Denver and all of its awesome GPS, data tracking bike-sharing, visit bcycle.com and vote for your city to be the next B-cyle location. You could be the next lucky person riding their shiny silver bikes, complete with basket, and visiting their tricked-out wireless, solar powered stations.
League Director of Communications
Cahill joined the League in December 2008 and has a BA in Media Communications with a concentration in Italian Studies from the College of Charleston.