• Josh Nguyen
  • Tue December 13 2016
  • Posted Dec 13, 2016
If you work or visit downtown Des Moines, you’ve driven past those big banks of bikes rentals. Right, now there are over a dozen and after a strong 2016, you can expect to see more come next year.

“It’s absolutely been a game changer year for us,” said Jeremy Lewis, executive director of Des Moines BCycle.

Game changer year, that’s a pretty big claim to throw-out but that is exactly what happen to BCycle in 2016. When they met with the Des Moines City council they had some numbers to back it up, too.

“We’ve had 7,000 trips this year compared to about 3500 last year,” said Lewis. So, we’ve seen significant growth in people utilizing bike share as a legitimate way of getting around.”

This year was by far the most success they’ve had since they set- up in 2010. In addition to the doubling the number of single use riders, they also saw monthly membership increase. From last year to this year they saw that number jump six fold and the CIty of Des Moines is starting to notice.


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