McAllen B-cycle riders burned over one million calories since the City of McAllen bike share program launched in October 2015.
Close to 4,000 riders have used the City’s bike share program as a means of transportation, physical activity and leisure. Ridership numbers continue to increase thanks to the close proximity of the stations - which makes it a very realistic transportation option for its users. The B-stations are also within walking distance of McAllen Central Station located in downtown McAllen.
“One million calories is an amazing feat for our City of McAllen residents and we are so pleased that they are taking advantage of the new B-cycle system," said City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. “As a Let’s Move City it is important that residents are provided with the tools to live a healthy lifestyle.”
The B-stations with the highest ridership are located at the McAllen Convention Center, Palms Crossing, and Fireman’s Park. With an estimated 27,000 miles of cycling, users have utilized the City’s streets and the hike & bike trails to connect from one B-station to another. The bike share program has proven to be an affordable, safe, healthy and eco-friendly way to get around the city.
“We are excited to see the response of McAllen residents and visitors in using McAllen B-cycle. We look forward to seeing our young program grow by providing an attraction that promotes our positive image of a healthy, livable and sustainable city,” said, Mario Delgado McAllen Transit Director.
Photo: Robert de León
McAllen B-cycle is a program of Metro McAllen and includes 80 bikes and 8 stations, open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Annual members receive a key fob to undock a bike from any station, allowing unlimited trips up to 60 minutes without incurring any additional usage fees. 24-hour, weekly & monthly access passes also provide unlimited 60-minute trips. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit mcallen.bcycle.com or download the B-cycle app using iTunes or Google Play.