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Bay Area Bike Share Offers Free Rides on May 12th

As its ten-fold expansion makes bike share more accessible to Bay Area residents, Bay Area Bike Share makes it simple for residents to take part in Bike to Work Day

Try Bay Area Bike Share for free on Bike to Work Day.

Friday, April 29, 2016

OAKLAND, CA — Bay Area Bike Share is celebrating Bike to Work Day by offering free rides to the public on Thursday, May 12th.

This promotion comes as Bay Area Bike Share is beginning a tenfold expansion over the next two years, making bicycling even more accessible to people in new neighborhoods and new cities, including Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville.

“We are so excited to grow Bay Area Bike Share and make biking more accessible for more of the Bay Area,” said Emily Stapleton, General Manager of Bay Area Bike Share. “Bike to Work Day is the perfect time to try out bike share and see what’s in store as we prepare to grow the system from 700 to 7,000 bikes.”

Starting today, individuals can sign up at to obtain a promotion code for 24-hours of unlimited short trips with Bay Area Bike Share on May 12th. The promotion is valid at any of the 70 Bay Area Bike Share kiosks in San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose.

How to Ride for Free on Bike to Work Day
Secure your free ride by registering today at and you will receive a free 24-hour pass code by email. Then, on Thursday, May 12th, use that code at any Bay Area Bike Share station. The 24-hour pass ($9 value), is free.

Please note a credit or debit card is required when entering the 24-hour pass code as standard usage fees still apply to all trips over 30 minutes, and a temporary deposit of $101 may be placed on the card. Riders can choose to take multiple rides during the 24-hour period by simply selecting “Request a New Ride Code” at any Bay Area Bike Share kiosk. Registration is open through Bike to Work Day.

About Bay Area Bike Share, operated by Motivate
Bay Area Bike Share is a quick, convenient, and affordable way to travel around the Bay Area. The system is growing from 700 to 7,000 bikes by 2018 and expanding into the East Bay. Bay Area Bike Share is operated by Motivate, a global leader in bike share. Motivate manages all of the largest bike share systems in the United States and many of the largest systems in the world, including Citi Bike (New York and Jersey City), Divvy (Chicago), CoGo Bike Share (Columbus, Ohio), Capital Bike Share (Washington, D.C.; Arlington and Alexandria, Va.; and Montgomery County, Md.), Hubway (Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline, Mass.), Pronto (Seattle), Bike Chattanooga (Tennessee), Bike Share Toronto and Melbourne Bike Share in Australia. Motivate recently was selected to operate a new system in Portland, Oregon that will launch in the summer of 2016.

Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share at

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