DFC Bike Share Program Kicks Off Second Season on Earth Day
On April 22, 2014, the U.S. General Services Administration kicked off its second season of the Denver Federal Center’s B-Cycle bike share program in Lakewood, CO. All 50 red bikes are ready to be used at any one of the six docking stations located on the one-square mile facility including Building 20, Building 21, Building 41, Building 67, Building 810 and at Gate 5. In last year’s pilot season, GSA recorded more than 4,500 bike trips and the agency expects that number will grow this year. This convenient, sustainable program is free to all DFC tenants.
“Not only does this program help the DFC be more sustainable, regular physical activity is one of the most important things that people of all ages can do to improve their health,” said Susan Damour, GSA Regional Administrator for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Nearly 900 campus tenants enrolled last year to use the bikes. DFC tenants offset more than 6,500 pounds of carbon using the bikes last year and they burned more than 275,000 calories. The bikes have a number of benefits including:
- Facilitating carbon-free transportation across the center
- Making intra-campus transportation more sustainable
- Allowing for easier access to the RTD station on the west side of campus
- And increasing activity levels of tenants
Last season’s DFC B-cycle cardholders can continue using the same cards this season. To become a new member, you must be a DFC tenant and register at www.DFC.bcycle.com. Pick up your new DFC B-cycle cards at the GSA Ambassador Desk in Building 41 on the second floor Monday thru Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. DFC B-cycle customer service is available at firstname.lastname@example.org and 303-236-1600.
The cheerful red bikes are comfortable, have adjustable seats, snazzy bells and are ready to ride. Each bike also has a basket to carry your supplies, front and rear lights for safety, and is powered by the ultimate alternative fuel: YOU.
Remember to always wear your bike helmet for your own safety and we look forward to seeing “red” throughout the campus.