Boulder Bcycle

Denver B-cycle says winter schedule a success!

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"Ridership this winter reached 35 percent of peak season activity and there were days during the winter season when the daily number of trips exceeded average summertime use," said Bohnenkamp. Overall, 42,000 trips were taken during the three-month period from Dec. 15, 2013 through March 15, 2014.

3 New B-Cycle Stations

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3 new stations have been added. Where are these new locations?

  • Boulder Beer (2880 Wilderness Place)
  • 29th St. Mall (1737 29th St., Near Panera)
  • Iris and Broadway (1271 Broadway)

In its second winter of bike-sharing, Boulder B-cycle has decided to stay open for its users all winter. This is in contrast to last year's first winter in which they closed from mid-December through mid-March.

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Boulder B-cycle names James Waddell as new Executive Director

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Boulder B-cycle names James Waddell as new Executive Director

"Waddell brings experience and ideas from Denver B-cycle"

Boulder, CO 11/30/12:
Boulder B-cycle today announced that James Waddell has been named Executive Director. He will be responsible for running and growing Boulder B-cycle, Boulder's non-profit public bike-sharing system.

"We are delighted that James has joined Boulder B-cycle. His experience and success in this burgeoning movement will strengthen our ability to provide Boulder residents, workers and visitors with a world class bike-sharing system" said Chris Hazlitt, Boulder B-cycle Board Chair.

According to Waddell, "Bike sharing is rapidly gaining popularity in cities around the world as a viable element of the transportation network. We are literally changing the way people get around. I plan to build out the system and get more people onto bikes for errands, meetings around town, recreation and visitor fun."

Waddell was the Sponsorship & Marketing Director with Denver Bike Sharing, the owners and operators of Denver B-cycle. Previous to that he was the Membership Manager with the Downtown Denver Partnership.

No Winter 'Brake' For Boulder B-cycle

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No Winter 'Brake' For Boulder B-cycle!

The Red Bikes will be rolling this winter - Ride on!

In its second winter of bike-sharing, Boulder B-cycle has decided to stay open for its users all winter. This is in contrast to last year's first winter in which they closed from mid-December through mid-March.

"We were given a lot of encouragement to stay open," says interim Executive Director, Bob Koenig. "There was a chorus of support from all types of users: workers and students who use our bikes for their 'last mile' commute, the downtown errand-runners and lunch-hour recreational riders, locals who enjoy rides with their out-of-town guests, and of course our wonderful sponsors and City/County supporters."

Boulder B-cycle kept 2 UCAR B-Stations open last winter to test the docks and bikes against winter weather conditions; many of the B-Stations are solar-power operated. "We passed the test with flying colors," says Koenig, "neither the cold temperatures nor cloudy days interrupted our service."

Success of USAPCC turned into an Accounting equation - Sales down

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How does one measure success of a race like USAPCC? Is it purely a monetary equation? Is it the support and desire of the people, enthusiasm of the business? How few trees were not cut down and destroyed on Flagstaff? It's not easy. In a recent survey of downtown Boulder businesses many, especially businesses on the east side of town saw a dip in sales on race day, yet many businesses still support having the race return.

How would you measure success of a race like this?

The Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau predicted the USA Pro Cycling Challenge would bring more than $8 million into the city last month, but preliminary reports from some downtown businesses indicate the bicycle race didn't boost their bottom line as much as they expected -- and some saw sales declines on race day.

Yet an overwhelming number of business owners surveyed by Downtown Boulder Inc. said they want to see the Pro Cycling Challenge return to Boulder next year.

Read the full details at the Daily Camera

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