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Nashville BCycle To Return June 2021 With All-Electric Fleet
Tyler Britz, Bcycle
Gretchen Bryant, Nashville Downtown Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NASHVILLE BCYCLE TO RETURN JUNE 2021 WITH ALL-ELECTRIC FLEET
BCycle to team up with Nashville Downtown Partnership to relaunch bike share with an upgraded fleet
April 20, 2021, Nashville, Tenn. – BCycle LLC and the Nashville Downtown Partnership are thrilled to announce the return of bike share to the city of Nashville with an upgraded, all-electric bike fleet. Nashville BCycle closed in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19 and now returns thanks to a new partnership between BCycle LLC and the Nashville Downtown Partnership.
Nashville BCycle will relaunch in mid-June with 300 electric, pedal-assist bikes, joining a growing number of bike share programs across the country with 100 percent electric bike fleets.
“We’ve seen the boom in popularity of e-bikes in other BCycle cities like Madison, Wis. and Charlotte, N.C., having ‘gone electric’ by replacing their bike fleet with e-bikes,” said BCycle Executive Director Morgan Ramaker. “Riders love the ease of use that the pedal assist provides. It makes riding more enjoyable and more accessible for everyone.”
The BCycle electric bike is a pedal-assist bike that amplifies pedaling power, allowing riders to do and see more. It features a Bosch system that provides support up to 17 mph. The power assist only works when riders pedal and can be turned off by the rider at any time during their ride. BCycle e-bikes check in and out of the city’s XX existing stations.
“We’re so glad to see bike share returning to Nashville,” said Tom Turner, President and CEO of the Nashville Downtown Partnership. “E-bikes will make it even better to visit Nashville’s businesses, enjoy our outdoor recreation opportunities in a safe and socially distanced way, and ease back into a no-sweat commute with increased mobility in and around our city.”
Nashville BCycle, under the management of BCycle LLC, will continue to operate in partnership with the Nashville Downtown Partnership, the nonprofit management association that has managed bike share in Nashville since 2012. To learn more about the program and station locations visit bcycle.com.
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 bcycle.com.
About Nashville Downtown Partnership
Organized in 1994, the Nashville Downtown Partnership is a private-sector nonprofit corporation and membership organization whose core purpose is “to make Downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.” The Nashville Downtown Partnership works to advance the downtown experience for residents, employees, businesses and visitors alike. From its Clean and Safe teams to effective collaboration with public and private leaders to identify and implement resources that serve all of downtown, the Nashville Downtown Partnership enhances Nashville’s economic vitality and manages sustainable growth. For more information, visit nashvilledowntown.com.