Down and Out in Denver

Denver’s Two-Wheel Revolution

Posted in denver by Alastair on April 20, 2010

This Thursday, April 22,  Denver’s (and possibly the nation’s) first large-scale citywide bike sharing system will celebrate its kick-off with a number of events at Civic Center Park. A collaboration between Humana, Trek, and Boulder-based ad house Cripsin Porter + Bogusky, the Denver B-cycle system should be turned on and fully operational by noon that same day.

Now, if only we could get Zipcar, the car sharing service, to come to Denver.

Become a Denver B-cycle member, click here.

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  1. Corey said, on April 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Not that I don’t love Zipcar (being from the east coast) but we have our very own Occasional Car…http://www.occasionalcar.com/… so no need to even have a car. Yay

    • Blake said, on April 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

      I don’t think that Alastair knew about Occasional Car, did you A? Thanks for the tip, Corey!

  2. Kimmy said, on April 23, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Woo Hoo….I love it! Now my special friend can bike ride with Joanne and I — he doesn’t own a bike. I know, not very “native” of him.

  3. El Diablo « Down and Out in Denver said, on August 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    […] Alastair was an early convert to Denver B-Cycle.  It took me longer, largely because I don’t mind walking everywhere.  But I just joined, and last night was to be my very first night using a B-Cycle.  I signed up Friday online and was told that while my membership card would not arrive for a little while (understandably) I could use the credit card that I’d registered with in order to take out a bike. It was not to be.  I inserted said card at the B-Cycle station at Boulder and 16th in the Highlands: not recognized, no membership.  As I waited on hold with B-Cycle headquarters I walked over the Highland Bridge to the station at 16th and Platte.  The nice gentleman on the other end of the phone told me there was a glitch in the system and that it wasn’t fixable right now.  However, I could sign up for a $5 one-day membership that he would reimburse to my credit card.  Done. Except that when I tried to take out a bike the system froze.  No luck.  Alastair advised me there was a station across the park at 16th and Little Raven.  There I finally met with success.  I sailed off down the Cherry Creek Trail (on the pedestrian side; I’m still getting acquainted with bicycling etiquette) to meet Alastair at Sketch Wine Bar for a glass of vinho verde, served up by the ever-friendly J.D. Red Lights over the bar at El Diablo […]


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