B-cycle to the Debate at DU!
By bft Sep 30, 2012 | 8:57PM
As the city gears up for the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, Denver Bike Sharing is making a few changes to make it easier for those headed to the event.
Denver Bike Sharing will waive membership fees for all B-cycle users. The $8 fee can be waived by using a promotional code at the station kiosk. Using the kiosk touch screen, first select "yes" to purchase a 24-hour membership and then enter the promotional code 3832283 when prompted. A credit card will be needed at the kiosk to start the process and checkout a B-cycle. Normal usage rates apply, but the first 30-minutes of any ride are free.
Due to campus and street closures in the area, B-cycle stations at the Driscoll Center (2141 E. Evans Ave.) and at the intersection of Butchel & High (1851 S. Buchtel Ave. S.) will experience disruptions that will affect access to the shared bike system.
As a result of the closures and activity, the Driscoll Center B-cycle station will be inaccessible all day Wednesday, Oct. 3. The B-cycle station at the intersection of Butchel & High may be inaccessible during portions of the day. For up-to-the-minute information on station accessibility visit http://denver.bcycle.com to view the station map. Station closure information will also be posted on Denver B-cycle's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Because of this service disruption, Denver B-cycle will operate a B-cycle corral from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 3. The corral will be located at the intersection of High and Warren streets to accommodate all B-cycle users. The B-cycle corral will allow B-cycle users to drop off and check out B-cycles at a tent operated by Denver Bike Sharing staff. This corral will operate the same as an automated station-so B-cycles users will not have to worry about accruing usage fees or being responsible for storing the B-cycle while the Driscoll Center and Butchel & High stations are inaccessible. B-cycles may also be checked-out at the corral.
"If you are fortunate enough to be able to attend the debate or DebateFest, you should definitely take a B-cycle," said Parry Burnap, executive director of Denver Bike Sharing. "Riding on a B-cycle to one of Denver's biggest events of the year will demonstrate to the national audience that our program is a vital component in the city's transportation system."
For those who don't want to ride to DU from downtown Denver, there are several B-cycle stations co-located with Light Rail stations including 10th & Osage and Louisana & Pearl that will help reduce the distance to campus. Once in the DU area, you can use the above map to navigate to the bike corral.