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Electric bike-share rolls out in six US cities

The company operates a fleet of more than 15,000 bikes across the US from first-generation bikes to smart bikes and now e-bikes

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The BCycle electric bike which will be rolled out in cities starting this week
The BCycle electric bike which will be rolled out in cities starting this week

The US cities of Austin, Texas, Broward County, Florida, Cincinnati, Ohio, Madison, Wisconsin, Los Angeles, California, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are the first cities to roll-out the electric-assist bike-share programme from BCycle.

 

The programmes follows the launch of bike-share provider’s new electric bike, which comes on the company’s 10-year anniversary.

 

Powered by Bosch

 

The e-bike features a Bosch motor and display, Shimano 3-speed internal hub and can be integrated into existing BCycle stations.

 

BCycle was founded in 2008 and claims to be the only continuously operating US bike-share provider during the past decade. It has grown from launching the first system in Denver in 2010 with 300 first-generation bikes to a fleet of more than 15,000 bikes across the US from first-generation bikes to smart bikes and now e-bikes.

 

“The first 10 years are just the beginning,” said Morgan Ramaker, BCycle’s new executive director. “BCycle continues to grow and lead – thanks to proven experience and success, innovative and best-in-class products, and superior customer service.

 

“We’ve always believed in the power of the bicycle to change the world – the BCycle Electric powers up those possibilities even more.”

BCycle’s mission is to partner with campuses, corporations and municipalities of all sizes to implement and maintain bike-share systems that complement and improve existing transportation infrastructure.

“We’ve always believed in the power of the bicycle to change the world – the BCycle Electric powers up those possibilities even more”

BCycle riders have taken more than 17 million trips. All BCycle bikes are designed by Trek, which like BCycle, is headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin.


In September is introduced a ‘turn-by-turn’ direction feature for its smart bike to guide riders to their destinations via city-designated bike routes. The directions offer both clear, easy-to-read instructions on the bike’s heads-up display, as well as audible directions to the rider on a moving bicycle.

 

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