Maybe I'm just excited about life this week, but this is another idea that makes me want to go out and do something! Denver B Cycle is a new bike sharing program in the city. Sounds like a date night to me! Here's the details from Denver.org:
Bike sharing is a new way of getting around. Pick up a bike at any conveniently located bike sharing stations and drop it off when you're done. It's simple, clean and affordable.
Bikes stations are located in convenient spots downtown near hotels, on the 16th Street Mall, by museums, at the Colorado Convention Center, in parks and at shopping centers. Other stations are located in nearby trendy neighborhoods like LoHi, LoDo, Highlands, Cherry Creek North, the Golden Triangle Museum District, and Old South Pearl Street.
It's catching on. Bike sharing programs can now be found in Europe from Oslo to Rome. Bike sharing has changed the face of Europe and has become an integrated part of its public transportation infrastructures.
Denver visitors can purchase a $5, 24-hour membership with a credit card at any B-cycle station. After becoming a member, riders can pick up a B-cycle from any station and drop it off at any other station. All rides of 30 minutes or less are free and rides up to one hour are only a dollar, with prices going up from there. Users can also sign up for 7-day ($20), 30-day ($30) or annual memberships ($65) online. Discounts are available for students and seniors. Once registered in the system as a member, there is no charge for the first 30 minutes every time the member checks out a B-cycle from a station. After 30 minutes additional usage fees apply that escalate every half hour thereafter.