PikeRide partners with Pikes Peak National Bank to bring bike share to Old Colorado City!
Bike share program expands coverage area, again
In celebration of the new partnership with Pikes Peak National Bank:
Bancroft Park station ribbon cutting
Tuesday, August 18, 11am
PikeRide our local community bike share operator, with the help of Pikes Peak national bank, is bringing bike share to Old Colorado City. This Tuesday PikeRide is officially launching a new bike share station in at the newly renovated Bancroft Park. This expansion is the latest in a continuing evolution of the bike share program. PikeRide has seen over a 69% increase in ridership since COVID-19 arrived and continues to seek ways to serve more of the community with bike share.
The North American Bike Share Association has recently highlighted the innovative efforts PikeRide has made during the pandemic.
In a world that is consumed with the negative impacts of COVID-19, PikeRide became a bright spot in Colorado Springs as they innovated and launched new program features to make e-bikes accessible to more people. So far, they have seen a 69% increase in ridership this year.
- Since March 2020, PikeRide was able to give away more than 8,000 free rides with financial support from Colorado Trust and Better Bike Share Partnership, providing both a stress-reducing activity for people outdoors, but also increasing their visibility to hundreds of first-time users.
- When COVID-19 first arrived in Colorado Springs, PikeRide quickly moved to provide health care workers with access to e-bikes through an adopt-a-bike program. The program allowed 35+ healthcare workers at two local hospitals to use PikeRide bikes free of charge while supporting single-passenger mobility along with physical and mental wellness.
- PikeRide recently launched an initiative with Springs Rescue Mission, a shelter helping to fight homelessness, poverty, and addiction. Springs Rescue Mission clients get free memberships, support with finding safe routes, a helmet and gear after they attend an orientation about how to safely use the bikes. PikeRide staff is enjoying getting to connect with the clients and providing them with a meaningful transportation option that can open doors to independence, jobs, and a brighter future.
- In early 2020, PikeRide launched a new WeRide equity pass making memberships accessible for more people. With this pass, they’ve seen great interest and continue to build meaningful relationships with members of their community through single passenger shared mobility. The team has enjoyed hearing about how PikeRide is making a difference in people’s lives by simply providing access to an electric bike.
If you are a business owner who wants to help expand the PikeRide Service area, or are already in the service are and would like a bikeshare hub at your location please email PikeRide at Info@PikeRide.org to discuss the details of having a hub installed. With their recent expansion and more expansion planned, PikeRide is ordering more bike racks within the next 6 months, the more racks ordered the less they cost.