Drive Less, Ride WE-cycle

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Drive Less, Ride WE-cycle

Drive Less, Ride WE-cycle

In our effort to do our part to contribute to taking climate saving action, we met with our friends over at WE-cycle to hear more about how and why people use WE-cycles. What we learned is that WE-cycle is popular in the summers with the Aspen Music Festival students, and that for only $10 the students receive a pass so that they can be outside more and ride their bikes back and forth to their classes and rehearsals at the music tent, many with their instruments on their backs … and they LOVE it.

Many other employees of Aspen and Basalt may take the RFTA bus and use the WE-cycle bikes to get to work and around town during the day. Others use WE-cycle to get from one place to the next so save time, and to have more fun.

Founded in 2010, WE-cycle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to bringing bike sharing to Aspen, Basalt, and the Roaring Fork Valley as part of a public/private partnership, and gives everyone in Aspen and Basalt —living, working or visiting—access to a townie. Implementing bike sharing is a response to several community goals as stated in the Aspen Area Community Plan and the Canary Initiative: to reduce both our carbon emissions and traffic congestion. Bike sharing can make a tangible difference in advancing our community towards its objectives. It was born as a collective means of pedaling towards a clean, bright, healthy future!

WE-cycle MISSION

WE-cycle is committed to providing easily accessible and affordable bicycles within Aspen, Basalt, and the Roaring Fork Valley to be used for in and around town transportation and to facilitate seamless connections to other transportation options. WE-cycle’s vision is one in which increased bike and multi-modal transportation use fosters a more livable, vibrant, healthy, and environmentally-engaged community.

You can help by donating to WE-cycle, or get your WE-cycle pass here.

WE-cycle now serves Aspen, Basalt, Willits, and El Jebel. With 190 Bikes and 43 stations, WE-cycle is here when you need it.

Learn more about WE-cycle’s Movimiento en Bici Latino Outreach Program, a proud recipient of a Better Bike Share Grant.

Other Roaring Fork Valley organizations taking climate action: Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), Women for Wildlands, Wilderness Workshop, City of Aspen, Protect our Winters.

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