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B-cycle Bike Share Experiencing Record Ridership
(OMAHA, NE) Visitors and residents alike are discovering the magic of bike sharing during the College World Series. The opening weekend of the series created the two highest ridership days since the system came to Omaha in 2011 with Sunday surpassing Saturday as the best day in system history. 387 trips have been taken on Omaha B-cycle’s 57 bikes since Friday morning, with 182 rides taken on Saturday and Sunday, and 102 of the rides coming on Sunday alone.
“It is no surprise to us that usage has been up significantly during the College World Series,” said Ben Turner, program director. “Bike sharing provides a tremendously convenient transportation option for Omaha - especially during its busiest events.”
The popular bike-share system is used regularly for both transportation and recreation. Omaha has six kiosks in downtown Omaha and five in Aksarben Village with a total of 57 bicycles.
“The year isn’t even half over and we have already had more rides than all of 2013,” explained Turner. “Last month [May 2014] was the system’s busiest month with 1,105 rides."
To use the system, individuals purchase a daily, monthly, or annual access pass, then pick up a B-cycle at any station and return it to any station, as many times as they choose during the access period. Access pass is activated at the first check-out and riders are allowed unlimited checkouts. Checkouts longer than an hour incur additional charges.
For a complete listing of B-cycle stations or for more information, visit https://omaha.bcycle.com/