June 13, 2012
While bicycling can be a healthy and environmentally friendly way of getting around town, the purchase price of a bicycle is a significant expense. The City of Denver has offered city residents a solution to this problem by creating a public bicycle sharing program that runs across the city. According to the Denver Post, citizens can utilize the program for two more days for free.
Parry Burnap, Executive Director of Denver Bike Sharing, explains that the free days are being offered to expose more of the Denver community to the benefits of riding a bike. He went on to say, “This is a great way for people to join in the celebration of Bike to Work Month and get their riding legs ready for Bike to Work Day on June 27.”
Normally, the cost of the program is $8 per day in Denver and $5 per day in Boulder and is free for trips of 30 minutes or less. However, there will be no cost to try the program today and next Wednesday, June 20th.
The bikes are picked up and returned at automated kiosks spread across both cities.
The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with the McDivitt Law Firm would like to remind anyone who utilizes this program to always wear a helmet when bicycling. Doing so will greatly decrease your chances of injury in the event of a Denver Auto Accident involving a vehicle and your bicycle.