Transportation organization says bike share use was up 25% last year

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Riders took more than 35 million bike share trips last year — 25 percent more than in the year before, according to a new National Association of City Transportation Officials study. NACTO noted that last year, the San Francisco Bay Area relaunched its bike share program with 10 times the number of bikes it previously had; likewise, Honolulu launched a bike share system, Biki, that quickly became the eighth-most heavily used bike share system in the U.S. The number of bike share equipment providers operating in the U.S.

National Bike Challenge hits 35 million mile mark ahead of schedule

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —?The National Bike Challenge, an online ride tracking competition sponsored by PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark, reached its 35 million mile goal this week, 10 days ahead of the five-month competition’s end. Since the Challenge began May 1, 92,057 riders have recorded 35,081,343 miles.