Ride a B-cycle More to Win a Trip to Aspen!
By bft Nov 02, 2011 | 4:52PM
Our November Ridership Contest at a glance:
- The member who takes the most B-cycle trips between November 1st and December 9th will win a 2 day/2 night ski vacation for two in Aspen worth over $800.
- All Annual Members are eligible and all trips over 2 minutes count toward the contest.
- We want our members to get out of their cars and on B-cycles even if the days are colder and shorter.
- Prizes are courtesy of our partners Aspen Skiing Company and Sky Hotel Aspen.
- Expired Annual Membership? You can rejoin or renew for $50 with promocode: NOVRIDE.
Starting November 1st, Aspen Skiing Company and Sky Hotel of Aspen are partnering with Denver Bike Sharing during the month of November to help encourage Denver B-cycle members to ride as much as possible before the last day of the season on December 9th. The member who takes the most B-cycle trips between November 1st and December 9th will win a 2 day/2 night ski vacation for two in Aspen complete with lift tickets courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company and a hotel room from Sky Hotel! The first 50 members to take 20 trips will win a Denver B-cycle T-shirt and a Burrito Buck (good for one free burrito from Chipotle). Each week, everyone taking 10 trips or more by B-cycle that week will be entered into a drawing to win a free B-cycle membership, which can be given as a gift or used to renew your current membership.
We understand that when the weather gets cold and the days get shorter, it sometimes feels easier to jump in your car than on a B-cycle. We hope that the thought of a weekend trip to Aspen inspires you to hop on a B-cycle and see that cold weather and shorter days don't have to be so bad for biking.
Why Aspen? Aspen Skiing Company Director of Sustainability, Matthew Hamilton had this to say about the contest: "Aspen Skiing Company works to ensure the sustainability of our operations for the long term by supporting programs like Denver B-cycle. By reducing personal car use and getting people on B-cycles throughout Denver, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions that threaten our state's tourism industry." Sky Hotel Aspen is participating to "support Denver B-Cycle and their efforts to stay green, stay active. It's what we do here in Aspen after all - well that, and hang out in the jacuzzi at 39 Degrees."
All existing Denver B-cycle members have to do to be eligible is to get out and ride. All trips taken between now and December 9th at 11pm longer than 2 minutes count toward the contest. Has your membership expired, but you still want to compete for this prize valued at $800? You can rejoin Denver B-cycle or renew your B-cycle annual membership at a special price of $50 ($15 off), by logging onto www.denver.bcycle.com, clicking on the "Join Denver B-cycle" button, and entering the promo code NOVRIDE when prompted.
We would like to hit 205,962 trips this year, which represents double the number of trips that we took last year. Hitting this incredible milestone would be especially impressive considering how little the system has grown from 2010 to 2011. As of October 30th, we had 177,374 trips taken, so we want to take 28,588 trips between right now and 11pm on December 9th. To reach our goals we need to take 715 trips a day. To make sure we reach that level we thought an incentive contest might help.
If you don't want participate in the contest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you are not included in the prize portion of the contest.