An expanded Denver B-cycle opens for the season Monday. By Bike to Work Day in June, it hopes to offer 58 percent more stations than 2012, the nonprofit announced last Friday on its website.
By popular demand, bike riders will find two new stations on Monday—at the Denver Zoo and at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The program hopes soon to open a station at 9th and Curtis on the Auraria Campus. Denver would offer a total of 83 stations.
With the growth in stations, the number of bicycles grows by one-third, to 709.
New areas targeted for the bikes are: Jefferson Park, Highlands, West Highlands, Union Station, the central business district, North Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, City Park, Congress Park, Chessman Park, Lincoln Park, Baker and Speer neighborhoods.
Denver B-cycle says riders in the green program have ridden more than 1,050,000 miles since the program’s inception in 2010. It was the first large-scale municipal bike sharing system in the United States. It now operates in 16 cities.
It is running a special on annual memberships-- $59 rather than $80—until Earth Day, its third anniversary.