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Bike owners, beware. The Parks Department is removing bike racks in downtown Aspen starting Wednesday, Nov. 2.

City of Aspen

The City of Aspen is looking to upgrade their “bike friendly” status.

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The city of Aspen engineering department is taking to heart citizens comments about getting around town on foot and on bike.

Mike Pritchard is the Executive Director of the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, or RFMBA . He discusses the organization's beginnings with chairman of the RFMBA board, Charlie Eckart. RFMBA is a member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, or IMBA. To learn more about RFMBA and what it means to be a member of the IMBA, visit www.RFMBA.org .

Aspen bike sharing system sees growth in second year

Mar 25, 2015
Marci Krivonen

In May, the bike sharing service WE-cycle will reopen for the summer season. The Aspen-based service is seeing success. WE-cycle provides bikes for short-term users at stations around town. The idea is to reduce car trips with the service. 2014 was WE-cycle's second year of operation. The organization saw a 76 percent jump in ridership compared to its inaugural year. Mirte Mallory with WE-cycle says many users live D ownvalley , and use the bikes as the final leg of their commute. " Our goal...

Marci Krivonen

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper took time from his busy campaign schedule Friday to hop on an Aspen We-Cycle . The bike sharing system was being celebrated for its success. Just halfway through summer, the program’s already surpassed the total number of rides during its first season, last year. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports. We-Cycle is one of three bike sharing programs in Colorado and organizers say it’s the first of its kind in a rural U.S. community. On Friday Governor...

Marci Krivonen

Organizers of Aspens first-ever bike share program are calling its inaugural season a success. We Cycles last day is November first. It will reopen next summer. This year the system saw more than 9000 rides over four months. It includes 100 bikes parked at 13 stations scattered around town. Riders check out the bikes for 30 minute rides through Aspen. Aspen Public Radios Marci Krivonen spoke with We-Cycles co-founder Mirte Mallory.