Go ride a bike!

Des Moines is making headlines again, this time with the launch of Bcycle. Right now the only other two cities with this are Denver and Chicago. Way to go Des Moines for embracing bike culture early on!

The business model is based on the idea of  bike sharing. You can rent a bike from convenient bike stations around the city, encouraging people to ride instead of drive to locations that may be too far to walk to. There are currently 4 bike stations in downtown Des Moines. All bikes include a basket too!

There are two membership levels, 30 day or annual or you can pay for a 24-hour rental ($5) at a B-station. This qualifies you for 24-hour bike passes for the set amount of time. Bikes can be returned to any B-station, kind of like Redbox movies.

Check out the website for more details and a map with pick-up and drop-off locations. They are offering free 24-hour passes through Sept 7.

Who already rides their bike to school and around town?

43 responses to “Go ride a bike!

  1. This is so true. Riding bikes should be enforced within every government in every state, in every country. Such amazing benefits to a child who rides a bike. Great post.

  2. This is so true. Riding bikes should be enforced within every government in every state, in every country. Such amazing benefits to a child who rides a bike. Great post.

  3. Well, I think it’s a great idea. I grew up in the country walking and riding bikes. I relocated to the city when i got older and here inHouston, TX we have railcars. All most like a trolly but it’s new age. Hey, it will do a great job at cutting back in all the nasty pollution we leave in the air in a daily basis. Great post here!

  4. I live in Barcelona and we have a similar service named “bicing”, which works all over the city, you can pick one bike up at one spot, and leave it at any given destination. It’s pretty cool!!

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