August 1 is Colorado Bike Share Day

BikeShare600x600To celebrate the 2014 Colorado Day, which is Fri., Aug 1, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), in collaboration with Bicycle Colorado, AAA Colorado and PeopleForBikes, today announced the first ever Colorado Bike Share Day, where all bike sharing systems in the state will offer free access to their bikes.

“As one of the nation’s most bike friendly states, and in support of our effort to be the healthiest, Colorado is proud to be the first state to offer a free bike sharing day to all residents,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “Whether riding a few blocks or a few miles, we hope everyone takes advantage of the chance to experience bike sharing, and enjoy the view from the saddle.”

Anyone in Colorado can use all bike share systems in the state (Denver B-cycle, Boulder B-cycle, or Aspen WE-cycle) for free on Aug. 1. Bikes still need to be checked in every 30 minutes. Colorado is one of only two states in the U.S with at least three city bike sharing systems, and is the first state to offer a free Bike Sharing Day. Click HERE to find a bike share station near you.

Join in the conversation on social media using #CObikeshareday. Share your best cycling photos from 2014 Colorado Day using the hashtag #CObikeshareday for your chance to win the Colorado Bike Share Day Photo Contest.