2023 Aspen + Mid-Valley Expansions

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This summer, WE-cycle is turning eleven in Aspen and eight in the Mid-Valley. As we grow up, we’re committed to filling the service gaps within our systems so that more community members can rely on WE-cycle for short, point A to point B rides. Thanks to funding from RFTA and local jurisdictions, we’re on track to serve more riders.

In Aspen, the system will grow by five stations and 25 e-bikes to a total of 31 stations and 172 bikes. Station sites were strategically placed in collaboration with the City of Aspen to complement and enhance existing bus service with the flexibility and independence of bikeshare.

West of Aspen:

  1. Burlingame Ranch / Buttermilk BRT: responding to years of requests for WE-cycle at Burlingame, we worked closely with the Master HOA to select a site that will be visible and accessible to residents. A second station will arrive in Burlingame Ranch in 2024. The Buttermilk BRT will feature a WE-cycle e-bike charging station allowing for e-bikes to recharge in the most western reaches of the Aspen system.

  2. Cemetery Lane: located adjacent to the bike path, this station will serve the residential neighborhoods and Highway 82 commuting corridor with a fast and fun multi-modal alternative.

East of Aspen:

  1. East Aspen / Beaumont: located adjacent to the bike path, this station is designed to provide another transportation option to residents in the area and is sponsored by Aspen Valley Hospital, a WE-cycle Founding Partner.

  2. Ute Avenue: we are piloting a station by the Benedict Building to support car-free access to businesses and the Ute Trail. The Powder House Condo Association is sponsoring this station.


In the Mid-Valley, the system will grow by four stations and 32 e-bikes to a total of 30 stations and 153 bikes. WE-cycle worked closely with Eagle County to site stations to best serve residential neighborhoods that didn’t previously have bikeshare.

  1. El Jebel has two new stations, one at the El Jebel Roundabout and the other at Floyd Dr | Quent Ln, both of which are intended to facilitate access to the El Jebel BRT bus stop and for errands.

  2. Blue Lake residents can now pick up a WE-cycle at the soccer field and ride to the El Jebel BRT stops or to adjacent commercial areas. The Blue Lake HOA helped us pick a location to best serve the neighborhood.

  3. Willits Lane and Highway 82, near Aspen Junction, now features a WE-cycle station along the bike path. Residents can hop on a bike and enjoy a safe route to Historic Downtown Basalt or towards Willits and El Jebel.

These meaningful service expansions have come to fruition thanks to RFTA’s ongoing investment in bikeshare as a first- and-last mile mobility offering as envisioned in the Destination 2040 roadmap. These stations were anticipated as part of RFTA’s 2022 Roaring Fork Valley Regional Bikeshare Plan and funding is provided by RFTA, the City of Aspen for the Aspen expansions, and Eagle County for the Mid-Valley expansions.