Riders across the country will have access to free e-bike rentals from coast-to-coast in eight cities over Earth Day weekend Foothill Ranch, Calif., April 6, 2022 - Bosch eBike Systems, a division of Bosch Group, has teamed up with BCycle, a national bike-share system, to offer free electric bike rideshare access in eight cities across the country on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24 to raise awareness about eBikes as a sustainable, fun, and safe mode of transportation. Earth Day brings attention to how people can support and protect the environment. By offering complimentary access to eBike rentals Bosch eBike Systems hopes to encourage new or increased ridership with the ultimate goal of reducing the nation’s carbon output.
The free ride pass can be accessed by downloading and using the BCycle app by selecting ‘Bosch Earth Day Pass’ in participating cities and at kiosks in applicable cities, allowing consumers to check out an eBike for free to experience the ease of using an electric bike all weekend. There is no cost to register for the pass, which grants riders unlimited 60-minute trips. For rides that are more than 60 minutes, riders will accrue the same usage fees that would be applied otherwise in their local BCycle system. Participating BCycle stations include Madison BCycle (Madison, Wis.); Santa Barbara BCycle (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Broward BCycle (Broward, Fla.); San Antonio BCycle (San Antonio, Texas); Boulder BCycle (Boulder, Colo.); Encinitas BCycle (Encinitas, Calif.); Nashville BCycle (Nashville, Tenn.); and Greenville BCycle (Greenville, S.C.).
"Earth Day is an important reminder of how we must be more mindful of our impact on the environment. Mobility accounts for more than one fifth of all CO2 emissions worldwide, and riding an eBike is an amazing way to help lower this amount," said Claudia Wasko, Vice President of Bosch eBike Systems Americas. "We're thrilled to partner with BCycle to offer free rides in celebration of Earth Day, exposing riders to a sustainable mode of transportation that is fun, safe, and efficient. We're excited to invite existing riders out for a day of fun and introduce new riders to the endless benefits and joys of riding an eBike."
BCycle currently operates eight bike-shares in the U.S., supplying eBikes and equipment to over 25 additional bike-share programs. Bosch eBike Systems power BCycle's electric fleet, including those at the participating stations. In addition, the Bosch drive systems, which are used by over 100 of the world’s leading bicycle manufacturers, offer bike pedal-assist technology that enhances the ride experience, whether riding through a city leisurely, heading to work, or running errands.
"With help from Bosch powering our electric bikes, BCycle e-bikes are changing how communities move," said BCycle Executive Director Morgan Ramaker. "Our ultimate goal is to change the world by getting more people on bikes. And thanks to our friends at Bosch, we can introduce more people across the country to bike share as an alternative transportation option with free rides this Earth Day."For more information about Bosch eBike Systems, click here. For more information on Bosch eBike Systems, visit www.bosch-ebike.com. For more information on BCycle, visit www.bcycle.com/.