Most doctors advise their patients to stay away from city traffic, citing stress and infectious oil slicks released during vehicular rush-hour sneezing fits. Pedal down less contagious pathways with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a 30-day bike-sharing access pass to Denver B-cycle (a $30 value). Passes can be used at the 51 bike stations located across the city.
Denver B-cycle kicks cars to the curb with an innovative bike-sharing system that allows users to reclaim the city for two-wheeled travel. Members can kiss the hassles of car traffic and regular cycle maintenance goodbye as they commute, explore, and run errands on bikes that patiently await their riders at convenient B-stations. After filling out an online profile and following the simple instructions on a station kiosk, members can unlock a one-size-fits-all steed and begin their first trip. Watch your carbon footprint shrink to the size of an infant’s pinky as you careen around town and periodically consult an online account that tracks miles logged, calories burned, and polar bears saved on each trip. When bikes have fulfilled their noble pledges, they can be left at the nearest B-station for some rest and protection before the next wearisome march to the grocery store.
Access passes entitle their holders to trips of 30 minutes or less with no extra usage fees, making B-cycle an ideal solution for commutes and impromptu marathons of a few miles or less. Riders should remember to wear a helmet on all trips and secure unused bikes to racks or poles with the built-in locks provided.
Members must be 18 years of age or older or 16 with a valid driver’s license. The B-cycle system is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information about user etiquette and system protocols, please refer to the website’s FAQ section and safety guide.