WE in the News

WE-cycle Transit System Gets a Big Push from RFTA

The Aspen Times, 8 June 2017. 

An upvalley bicycle transit system that is rolling into its fifth year got a big boost Thursday from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority that could help the program eventually expand to Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and perhaps beyond.

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Carbondale Corner: Beyond the tweets, town sets priorities

Post Independent, 8 February 2017.

While the nation's attention is focused on the daily developments in Washington, D.C., your elected representatives on the Carbondale Board of Trustees continue to work right here on the local level to meet our town's goals of being a diverse, sustainable, vibrant place for all kinds of people to live, work and play.

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Aspen area officials fund bike-share program

Aspen Times, 20 October 2016.

Elected officials from Pitkin County, Aspen and Snowmass Village decided Thursday to contribute $100,000 to a bike-share program that serves the Aspen and Basalt areas.

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WE-cycle wants fare-free model for valley workers

Aspen Daily News, 19 October 2016.

WE-cycle wants to make bike sharing free for anyone who lives and works in Aspen or Pitkin County and will ask the Elected Officials Transportation Committee on Thursday for a $175,000 grant for 2017 that would make that possible, while also supporting operational costs.

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WE-cycle, RFTA exploring long-term partnership, bike-sharing expansion

Aspen Daily News, 12 October 2016.

WE-cycle is exploring a long-term partnership with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority as it moves from an Aspen-centric bike-sharing system to one serving the entire valley.

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WE-cycle Idea

Sopris Sun, 28 July 2016.

Dear Editor:
I’m writing to encourage the Carbondale Board of Trustees to support installing WEcycle bike-share stations in Carbondale. I work in Basalt and use the WE-cycle stations daily...

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We-cycle will be adding three new Aspen stations to its system

Aspen Daily News, 26 April 2016.

A popular local bike-sharing program is expanding its service in Aspen and locals can now vote on the locations for three new We-cycle satellite stations that will be operational in mid-May.

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Glenwood may explore bike share program

Glenwood Post Independent, 15 February 2016.

A popular Aspen bike-share program is making its way to Basalt this summer and could be part of the solution to help people get around Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue bridge detour next year...

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Expansion of WE-cycle into Basalt gets OK

Aspen Daily News, 7 November 2015.

A popular local bike-sharing program received initial financial support on Thursday from Pitkin County for its plans to expand to Basalt next year. The county pledges nearly $50,000 toward the increasingly popular bike-share program.

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City approves $25K to support WE-cycle

Aspen Daily News, 7 November 2015.

Aspen City Council agreed recently to give WE-cycle $25,000, which it may increase to $38,000 in January, to support the operation of its kiosks located adjacent to RFTA bus stops.

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Free WE-cycle – for research

Aspen Public Radio. 19 October 2015.

Transit App is in a trial phase right now, working on connecting bike share systems with other forms of public transportation. The developers chose WE-cycle as the beta tester before rolling it out nationally. In order to get more data and feedback, now through November 1st anyone checking out a bike using the app gets to ride for free.

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New app places 
valley travel in palm of your hand

Aspen Daily News. 10 October 2015.

A new transit application aimed at helping locals and tourists navigate the Roaring Fork Valley by bus or shared bicycle, offering an easier way to plan, pay and pedal while relieving congestion on area roads, is being tested in Aspen...

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WE-cycle plans to pedal into Basalt next year

The Aspen Times. 9 October 2015.

WE-cycle will pack up its gear at the end of October after a third season in Aspen, but it will remain busy in the winter with planning an expansion into Basalt and the introduction of a mobile app that weds information about the bike-share program with the public bus schedule...

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10 ways to enjoy Aspen without snow or skis

amNewYork. 14 September 2015.

Skiing, snow and the mountains usually come to mind when you think about Aspen, that ritzy Colorado town where celebrities mingle, giant fluffy dogs act as accessories and truffles are served for breakfast. But just as everything in Aspen isn't glamorous, skiing is not the only thing to do...

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HIking: The New Meeting Transportation

Colorado Meetings + Events. 4 September 2015.

There aren’t a lot of places where this can happen, but it’s possible when you live in Crested Butte and have a meeting or event to attend in Aspen (or vice versa), which happened last month when I was one of six journalists from around the U.S. taking part in a media trip...

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Basalt pays $17,500 to look into joining We-Cycle

Aspen Public Radio. 31 August 2015.

We-Cycle could open bike stations in Basalt and Willits next spring. Basalt will pay $17,500 dollars to the bike sharing nonprofit, to review the feasibility of expanding into the midvalley...

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WE-cycle ridership up, expansion mulled

The Aspen Daily News. 25 March 2015.

The WE-cycle program saw a huge increase in ridership in 2014, and has caught the eye of downvalley municipalities as a way to help link residents to the Roaring Fork Valley’s mass transit system...

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Aspen bike sharing system sees growth in second year

Aspen Public Radio. 25 March 2015.

In May, the bike sharing service WE-cycle will reopen for the summer season. The Aspen-based service is seeing success....

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WE-cycle bike-share program continued to grow in 2014

The Aspen Times. 9 November 2014.

The WE-cycle program had its last day of service for 2014 on Saturday, wrapping up another year of growth and innovation with the bike-sharing program...

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Pedal Poker Party

The Aspen Times. 18 October 2014.

Celebrating its second summer, the WE-cycle community bike sharing program hosted a party for its season passholders on Thursday...

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Gallagher: Give WE-cycle a ride

The Aspen Times. 28 September 2014.

“What worries me most is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for how much I told her they cost.” — RJ Gallagher...

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Aspen bike-share worked for me

Examiner.com. 19 August 2014.

Recently I spent several weeks in Aspen, the Colorado resort town that has its own bike-share program called WE-cycle...

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Governor Hickenlooper Praises Aspen's We-Cycle Bike Share Program

Aspen Public Radio. 04 August 2014.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper took time from his busy campaign schedule Friday to hop on an Aspen WE-cycle...

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Political Spin

The Aspen Times. 02 August 2014.

From left, WE-cycle founder Mirte Mallory, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron celebrate Colorado Bike Share Day with a ride around Aspen Friday using WE-cycle bikes.

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Colorado governor, Aspen mayor to promote bike sharing

The Aspen Times. 30 July 2014.

In conjunction with Colorado Day 2014, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron on Friday for a WE-cycle bike ride in Aspen, as the two promote bike sharing across the state...

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Bringing it Home: Aspen works to increase bike safety awareness

The Aspen Times. 26 July 2014.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a newsletter Friday stressing summer cycling safety...

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You Cycle, WE-cycle

Aspen Magazine. 17 June 2014.

Summer is the perfect time to get out and play. And WE-cycle, Aspen’s bike-share system, is just the ticket for a leisurely bike ride...

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WE-cycle’s 10,000 rides in Aspen mostly from locals

The Aspen Times. 13 December 2013.

Aspen’s WE-cycle bike-sharing program saw more than 10,000 rides from June through November, with 51 percent of those trips coming from local season-pass holders...

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Commissioners laud first year of WE-cycle

The Aspen Daily News. 11 December 2013.

The bike-sharing program called WE-cycle, in which people can rent some pedal power for short trips around Aspen, was successful in its first year of operation, the co-founder of the nonprofit said Tuesday...

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WE-cycle sees more than 9,000 rides in its first season

Aspen Public Radio. 16 October 2013.

Now that snow is falling in Aspen, the city's first bike-sharing program is taking a look back on its first season...

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Trading Four Wheels for Two: How Bike Sharing Can Help Alleviate Climate Change

Rocky Mountain Institute. 7 October 2013.

Beyond Cities, Bike Sharing Goes Rural. Aspen, Colorado's WE-cycle, is the first rural bike-share program in the country...

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Greetings from Aspen | Aspen City Guide

Daily Candy. 16 July 2013.

When in Aspen, it’s all about indulging in the good life. The first bike-sharing program to launch in a resort community rode into Aspen earlier this summer...

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Le tour de Aspen — WE-cycle style

Aspen Daily News. 12 July 2013.

After trying it out for myself and seeing what all the fuss was about, I’m a believer...

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WE-cycle in Aspen: Bike sharing shows promising numbers

Aspen Daily News. 29 June 2013.

“Three weeks into the program, our numbers are on track and actually exceeding expectations..."

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Bike-Sharing Comes to Aspen

The New York Times. 19 June 2013.

Never one to fall behind trends, Aspen, Colo., proclaims itself the first mountain town with a bike-share program.

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All About WE-cycle in Aspen

Radio Free Aspen. 9 June 2013.

WE-cycle's director Mirte Mallory dishes about getting bike sharing rolling in Aspen, how it works and more...

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Bike Sharing Launches in Aspen: A First for a Rural Community in the U.S.

Aspen Public Radio. 6 June 2013.

Bike-sharing programs may be starting in big urban areas like New York City and Chicago, but they’re also catching on in small towns.

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WE-cycle in Aspen: In it for the short haul

The Aspen Times. 5 June 2013.

I took a bike ride unlike any I’ve done. It was barely longer than an Aspen city block, but it was cool. Here’s why...

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Pedaling Progress

Aspen Sojourner. Summer 2013.

Aspen's latest eco-friendly effort wheels into town this summer...

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Bike sharing comes to Aspen

The Aspen Times. 31 May 2013.

Aspen becomes the first mountain town on the continent to launch a self-service bike-sharing program...

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Bike-sharing program ready to roll out in Aspen

Aspen Business Journal. 31 May 2013.

Riding a wave of bike-share momentum, WE-cycle's launch follows similar Colorado-based programs in Denver and Boulder...

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Bike sharing rides into Aspen

Departures. 30 May 2013.

Forget luxury SUVs—bikes might just become the newest status symbol in Aspen...

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Shifting gears: bike sharing comes to Aspen

The Aspen Skinny. 30 May 2013.

WE-cycle is sure to be a welcome addition to Aspen’s transportation system...

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Heat Map: Aspen's New Bike-Sharing Program

Curbed Ski. 17 April 2013.

Aspen will be launching its bike-sharing program, the first for a small town in North America...

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Aspen bike-sharing program ready to launch

The Aspen Times. 17 April 2013.

WE-cycle, the long-awaited Aspen bike-sharing program, is gearing up for a May launch. Pass sales will begin in early May, stations will be erected in the middle of the month...

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Bike-share system pedals to the fore

Aspen Daily News. 17 April 2013.

By June, Aspenites making a quick trip to the grocery store or heading to Smuggler Mountain for a lunchtime hike will have a new option to get there...

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CrossCurrents Interview with Mirte Mallory

CrossCurrents. Aspen Public Radio. 26 December 2012.

Mirte Mallory, founder and director of WE-cycle, talks about the new bike sharing program that will launch in Aspen this spring.

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WE-cycle Launches Bike Sharing and Bike Adoption Program

HauteLiving.com. 10 December 2012.

Aspen will be the first resort community in the country to adopt a bike-sharing program this spring, but organizers of the WE-cycle program are allowing supporters to start personalizing bikes now.

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For $1,500, locals can leave their mark on bike sharing program

Aspen Daily News. 10 December 2012.

An Aspen bike sharing program set to launch in May has secured about two-thirds of the $650,000 in necessary start-up costs from the government and from private businesses or foundations.

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WE-cycle to launch Aspen bike-sharing program

The Aspen Times. 7 December 2012.

WE-cycle, a bike-sharing program that organizers originally hoped to launch in Aspen in the spring of 2011, will make its debut in May 2013.

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Aspen bike-sharing group seeking start-up funds

The Aspen Times. 26 January 2011.

A local nonprofit hoping to start a bike-sharing program in Aspen this spring. WE-cycle is looking for support, including sponsors to advertise on the bicycles and kiosk stations.

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City allocates CMAQ funding towards bike sharing

Aspen Daily News. 19 January 2011.

City of Aspen supports WE-cycle, a community bike sharing as a transit initiative, with $35,000 from a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant.

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Bike sharing program gets green light

Aspen Daily News. 29 September 2010.

WE-cycle, a private business looking to establish a bike-sharing program in Aspen, got conceptual approval from City Council on Tuesday.

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Aspen eyes bike-friendly initiatives

The Aspen Times. 17 August 2010.

Aspen can chalk up three more points on the list of new bike-friendly initiatives it is reviewing for approval within the next few years.

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WE Press Releases

 

Meet the WE-cycle! System Launch Set for June 5th

30 May 2013.

Bike share program is ready to roll, and Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's is announced as Title Sponsor. Bike ride and celebration planned for kickoff.

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WE-cycle Announces Season Passes on Sale

21 May 2013.

Shifting gears to summer: WE-cycle season passes are on sale May 22. Special V.I.B. early purchase discount offered through June 6th.

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WE-cycle Announces Green Light

6 December 2012.

WE-cycle puts Aspen on the map as the first North American mountain town to launch a fully-automated community bike sharing program.

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