Last Friday, May 11th, City Council went on an outing with B-cycle, Denver’s Bike Share program, along with members of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and Bike Denver with great escorts from the bicycle patrol of the Denver Police Department. The day started off with tips on how to bike safely in an urban environment. The group then hopped on B-cycle bikes and went on a tour of the City, covering many of the B-cycle stations. Included in the tour was a stop by the B-cycle headquarters where Council members and staff learned about the program’s financing, the benefits bike share provides to the environment and to public health, and plans for expanding the program. The riders also stopped by the planned B-cycle station site at Union Station where bike storage and showers will be built to assist commuters who work in downtown Denver ride their bikes to work.
The City Council thanks B-cycle, the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, Bike Denver and the Denver Police Department for a great day and encourages all Denver residents and visitors to sign up to participate in this great program. For more information on Denver’s Bike Share, go to http://denver.bcycle.com/WhatisDenverBcycle.aspx