Denver B-cycle touts free rides as part of “Monday’s Motivation”

DENVER, CO – MARCH 24: The Denver B-cycle bike sharing program is doing very well. (Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon)

From the Denver Post

If you’ve never registered for Denver’s B-cycle bike-sharing program, now might be a good time to sign up.

Members of the program will get free bike rentals every Monday for the next year. And yes, this “Monday’s Motivation” offer (as they’re calling it) applies to first-time members, too.

“Monday’s Motivation days are a great way to align our and Kaiser Permanente’s collective mission,” said Denver B-cycle executive director Nick Bohnenkamp in a press statement. “We want to encourage active living, and this is a great way to get more people out riding and focused on healthy commuting habits.”

Here’s how it works: B-cycle riders swipe a credit card to check out a bike at a B-cycle kiosk — there are 737 bicycles at 89 stations in 10 central Denver neighborhoods, viewable at denverbcycle.com — but the normal $9 access fee is waived for rides of 30 minutes or less.

Standard overtime fees apply to rides longer than 30 minutes, but don’t worry: nearly 90 percent of B-cycle rider’s trips are less than 30 minutes in duration, according to B-cycle…

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