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Electric bike share will be launched in Encinitas on January 5th, 2022

BCycle, one of the nation’s largest and longest standing bike share companies, will launch another exclusively electric, docked bike share system in Encinitas, CA, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. Launched in partnership with the City of Encinitas, the new system will bring electric bikes to the city designed to take riders further, faster, and with less effort than before. This marks the 36th BCycle system in the United States, and the 8th BCycle-owned operation.

“We are excited about the launch of Encinitas BCycle – we know a bikeshare program is a great way to provide bikes to more people in an easy and affordable way,” said Crystal Najera, Sustainability Manager of the City of Encinitas. “We see this as an opportunity to allow more Encinitas residents and visitors to try an e-bike, avoid emitting transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, and help the City meet its Climate Action Plan goals.”

“We are thrilled to bring electric assist bike share to Encinitas,” said Tim Pirkey, Manager of Encinitas BCycle. “The new system is going to make a positive impact in the community by providing an accessible form of transportation while improving community members’ health and quality of life.”
Passes are available for purchase at encinitas.bcycle.com or via the BCycle app (bcycle.com/app). For short-term access to the system, riders can purchase a Single Ride Pass for $7 per 30 minutes. Longer-term options include a Monthly Pass for $30 and an Annual Pass for $150, both of which allow riders to take unlimited 30-minute trips. BCycle will be hosting a launch event at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 5th at Moonlight Beach Park.

After launching successful electric bike share programs in Madison, WI, Santa Barbara, CA, Broward, FL, Greenville, SC, Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX and Nashville, TN, BCycle will bring electric bikes located at accompanying docking stations across the city, providing greater mobility and accessibility to the city of Encinitas and the surrounding areas. The availability of electric bikes will redefine mobility and open rideshare to an expanded range of new users who might not otherwise ride.

Key Program Features and Attributes
• First city-wide fleet of bike share bikes
• Rider experience – the ability to ride up hill without much effort
• About the electric bikes system:

o Class 1 – three speed electric bikes
o Electric pedal-assist system will amplify a rider’s pedal power, up to 15 mph
o 100 docking stations placed in key areas around the city provide a seamless check out and check in process

About BCycle
Headquartered in Waterloo, WI, BCycle LLC develops and delivers best-in-class bike share systems and is committed to providing an environmentally sustainable transportation alternative for cities. BCycle believes that bike share is the bicycle’s role in public transit and is on a mission to change the world by getting more people on bikes. BCycle, a fully owned subsidiary of Trek Bicycle, partners with organizations across the country to deliver community-based bike share. For more information, visit www.bcycle.com.