Wind in your hair, sun of your face, fresh air in your lungs. We can all agree that we love the feeling of being a bike, not only as an outdoor activity, but as a mode of transportation too.

WE-cycle, the Roaring Fork Valley’s bike transit system, is in its fourth season in Aspen and inaugural season in Basalt. We sat down with their Program Manager Kellyn Wardell and a few avid riders to see what this bike share life is all about.

TELL US WHY YOU ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT

WE-cycle is a great way to get around town. You can ditch the car keys and parking fees and be a part of something that connects the community. If you live down valley, you can take the bus into town and then WE-cycle to work. If you are already in Aspen, you can use WE-cycle to run errands, make spontaneous one-way trips, or take a break and get outside. If you are visiting, you can get to and from your hotel to the grocery stores, restaurants, and hikes!

Aspen is currently the only mountain resort town with an established bike share program. But Aspen’s success has inspired others, Park City is debuting a system in the spring of 2017 and many other ski resorts have looked to WE-cycle and Aspen as they consider bike share. I love that Aspen continues to defy ordinary and lead the pack. As a local, why wouldn't you want to be a part of that?” —Kellyn Wardell, Program Manager


WE ASKED A FEW LOCALS WHAT THEIR FAVORITE THING IS ABOUT WE-CYCLE

We Cycle Aspen
We Cycle Aspen

“Since joining WE-cycle, I have enjoyed becoming less reliant on driving in both Aspen and Basalt. Having the option to take a bike to the bus stop or for errands has saved me time, gas money, and the struggle of finding a parking spot. Thanks in part to WE-cycle and RFTA, my wife and I have been able to sell our second car!” —Jake Rohe | Basalt, CO

We Cycle Aspen
We Cycle Aspen

“I ride WE-cycle because it allows flexibility to take the bike into town and then take the bus home. There’s a station really close to where I live so it’s really convenient, and I recommend it because it also really fun to ride. The basket is a bonus because you can go to the grocery store and take groceries home. So, I’m a fan.” —Megan Shean | Aspen, CO

WAYS TO RIDE FOR BOTH LOCALS AND VISITORS

  • Ride through the historic West End and dock your bike at the Aspen Institute or Aspen Meadows for stunning fall color viewing.

  • Jump off the bus at Rubey Park and hop on a WE-cycle to bridge the gap from point A to point B.

  • Ride through John Denver Sanctuary on your way to downtown Aspen.

  • Get the lungs pumping by riding up to Smuggler and then hiking the Hunter Creek Loop. Another station awaits you at the base of Hunter Creek.

  • Forget looking for parking, ride WE-cycle to the grocery store, post office, or the bank.

  • Enjoy the evening light and ride into town to meet friends for food or drinks.


Find out more information or buy a pass at we-cycle.org. Call us at 970-205-9222