Denver B-cycle and Kentwood City Properties Announce Real Estate Tours on B-cycle Bikes

By Brent Tongco Mar 22, 2011 | 3:00AM

Denver B-cycle and Kentwood City Properties Announce Real Estate Tours on B-cycle Bikes


DENVER – TUESDAY, March 22, 2011Denver B-cycle and Kentwood City Properties today announced “Kentwood City Properties B-cycle Tours,” a fun, healthy and sustainable way to tour real estate and get to know Denver’s many great neighborhoods. 


The tours will be led by Kentwood City Properties brokers who are top neighborhood experts. The tours will include historical and market information on each neighborhood as well as tours of some great properties.


“Kentwood City Properties is a strong supporter of Denver B-cycle,” said Dee Chirafisi, Founding Partner of Kentwood City Properties. “As sponsors of the program, we are creating different ways to encourage people to use B-cycle.  We encourage our brokers and staff to commute to work by bike and to show properties using B-cycle. We also encourage Denver residents to use B-cycle in the same ways.”


All the Kentwood City Properties B-cycle Tours will happen on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tours will last approximately two hours.  Tour dates and locations:


  • April 3 – LoDo and Riverfront Neighborhoods
    Meet at Union Station - B-cycle station
  • May 1 – Curtis Park Neighborhood
    Meet at Coffee at the Points 27th and Welton - B-cycle station
  • May 15 – Park Hill Neighborhood
    Meet at the Cherry Tomato at 23rd and Dexter
  • June 5 – Cherry Creek Neighborhood
    Meet at B-cycle station on Columbine between 2nd and 3rd
  • June 19 – Congress Park Neighborhood
    Meet at the Denver Botanical Gardens - B-cycle station
  • July 24 – Denver Country Club Neighborhood
    Meet at B-cycle station on Columbine between 2nd and 3rd
  • August 12 – Stapleton Neighborhood
    Meet at Founder’s Green in Stapleton
  • September 9 – Highlands Neighborhood
    Meet at Lola's at Boulder and 16th, B-cycle station.
  • October 9 – Platte Park/Washington Park Neighborhood
    Meet at B-cycle Station at Pearl and Florida


Additionally, there will be a tour of Commercial Properties on Thursday, May 19, 4 to 6 p.m.  Kentwood City Properties will be touring commercial properties in LoDo, Ballpark, and River North (RiNo) neighborhoods.  Meet at Kentwood City Properties at 17th and Wynkoop.


Those interested in participating on the Kentwood City Properties B-cycle Tours can reserve a space at Tour space is limited.


“Kentwood City Properties has brought unprecedented creativity to our partnership with them,” said Parry Burnap, Executive Director of Denver Bike Sharing, the non-profit that owns and operates the Denver B-cycle system. “Not only are they supporting us as a sponsor, they are encouraging behavior change and creating an environment that makes bicycling an important part of their employees’ and clients’ daily lives. We are excited to see B-cycle stations included as an amenity in real estate listings, and believe that someday we will be able to prove that proximity to our stations measurably enhances the value of a home!”


Kentwood City Properties is one of the 32 sponsors Denver B-cycle, which includes Kaiser Permanente as the presenting sponsor. Kentwood City Properties and the other sponsors help lay a stable foundation for the success of bike sharing in Denver.


Included in Kentwood City Properties’ two-year sponsorship with Denver B-cycle:

-          20 branded B-cycles with Kentwood City Properties’ logo placed on the baskets

-          70 memberships for Kentwood City Properties’ employees

-          70 helmets for Kentwood City Properties’ employees

-          Membership cards for Kentwood City Properties’ realtors to use for showing properties

-          Online, social media and newsletter listing

-          B-cycle display in Kentwood City Properties

-          Special event participation


"Touring properties on B-cycles is the perfect way to see a neighborhood,” said John Hayden, Broker Associate and Tour Coordinator of Kentwood City Properties. “When people buy a home they are making an important choice about how they want to live. For buyers in Denver that choice often involves a desire to be healthy. Denver's active population is one of our City’s greatest assets. The Kentwood City Properties B-cycle Tours reaffirm our understanding of the value of living a healthy, sustainable life.”


Denver B-cycle kicked off its second season of operation on March 14. Designed to help Denver residents and visitors increase their daily activity, save money and reduce carbon emissions, the system currently has 500 B-cycles located at 50 B-cycle stations.


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About Kentwood City Properties

Kentwood City Properties, formed in 1999, is the newest member of Kentwood Real Estate, known nationally as Denver’s premier real estate company.  The company’s street-front office at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop streets, directly across the street from Union Station, is comprised of 50 of metro Denver’s most experienced real estate professionals serving residential buyers, sellers, and developers.  For more information phone 303-820-CITY(2489), and visit online at


Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood City Properties, The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek, and The Kentwood Company in the Denver Tech Center.  View all Kentwood listings at


About Denver Bike Sharing

Denver B-cycle, presented by Kaiser Permanente in association with a variety of community sponsors, is owned and operated by Denver Bike Sharing, a Colorado charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Denver Bike Sharing exists to promote health, quality of life and preservation of the environment in Denver. expandBy building and operating a comprehensive, citywide bike sharing system, Denver Bike Sharing is offering residents and visitors an alternative form of public transportation, which is both environmentally friendly and affordable. It complements and integrates into the city’s overall transportation system and helps to implement the Greenprint Denver’s Climate Action Plan.


Want to become a Denver B-cycle member?  From now until April 22, annual memberships will be sold at a discounted price of $49 ($16 off regular price).


About Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Denver, Boulder, and southern Colorado area residents for 40 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 535,000 members through 21 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. The health plan was named “
Highest in Member Satisfaction” among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and Associates for the third straight year. Kaiser Permanente was also recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top-ranked private health plan in Colorado , No. 9 in the nation and one of the top 5 Medicare plans in the U.S. for the second year in a row. In 2009, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed more than $82 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit or follow us on twitter @kpcolorado or


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