Free e-bike rentals will be available in eight US cities over Earth Day weekend, thanks to a new partnership between Bosch eBike Systems and BCycle.
Boulder is one of those eight lucky cities.
BCycle, a national bike share system, has its own sector in Boulder. With 38 stations and more than 250 bikes spread across the city, Boulder BCycle lets riders check in and return bikes at any station — an affordable way to take short trips around town, according to the Colorado Public website. Transit.
From April 22-24, free access to e-bike ridesharing will be available to area residents via the BCycle app. The free pass will allow consumers to try out an e-bike for free and use free 60-minute rides throughout the weekend.
The main goal of this initiative is to “raise awareness of e-bikes as a sustainable, fun and safe mode of transportation,” according to a press release from Bosch.
“Earth Day brings attention to how people can support and protect the environment,” Claudia Wasko, vice president of Bosch eBike Systems, said in the release. “By providing free access to e-bike rentals, Bosch eBike Systems hopes to encourage new or increased customer base with the ultimate goal of reducing the country’s carbon output.”