City's New Bikeshare Program is Going Live Downtown

News posted Mar. 13, 2019 - 1:20 pm
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Raleigh’s bikeshare program, Citrix Cycle, will have a soft launch on March 16 with about 100 bikes available in the downtown area. The full launch, expected later this spring, will include 300 bikes across 30 stations.

The program is a partnership between the City of Raleigh, Citrix, and Bewegen Technologies, Inc. It's a part of the City's effort to provide more ways to get around our rapidly growing downtown.

“Citrix Cycle is a much-anticipated project for the City of Raleigh, and we are excited that Citrix Cycle will soon be open to the public,” said Michael Moore, Raleigh’s Transportation Director. “This soft launch gives us the chance to fine tune operational details that come along with a big project like this, while we’re installing the remaining stations. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn about and try out Citrix Cycle right now.”

Citrix Cycle Bikeshare Program to Soft Launch Saturday, March 16
Raleigh’s bikeshare program, Citrix Cycle, is going live! Citrix Cycle stations will begin showing up during the week of March 11th, and a number of the stations will go live on Saturday, March 16th. Approximately 100 bikes will be available in the downtown area as part of a soft launch. The full system launch, expected this later this spring, will include 300 bikes across 30 stations.
“Citrix Cycle is a much-anticipated project for the City of Raleigh, and we are excited that Citrix Cycle will soon be open to the public,” said Michael Moore, Raleigh’s Transportation Director. “This soft launch gives us the chance to fine tune operational details that come along with a big project like this, while we’re installing the remaining stations. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn about and try out Citrix Cycle right now.”
Citrix Cycle is ideal for quick trips so the checkout time for a bike will be short to help keep the bikes in circulation. Each Citrix Cycle must be returned to a docking station at the end of the ride. Future expansion of the system will include “virtual stations” that will allow a Citrix Cycle to be picked up and dropped off at custom locations for special events.
Prospective users can rent a Citrix Cycle one of three ways: 1) go online at CitrixCycle.com, 2) download the Citrix Cycle app, or 3) access one of the 15 stations payment kiosks. Various memberships are available for every budget, including:
· single trips at $2
· a daily pass at $6
· a monthly membership at $20
· and an annual membership at $85.
Discounts for students and low-income users are also available. Each membership includes unlimited 45-minute trips.
To celebrate the launch of the system, Citrix Cycle is offering a limited number of Founding Member subscriptions. The $95 annual membership includes unlimited 60-minute rides, a t-shirt and invitations to special events. Citrix Cycle is also offering Founding Members an additional free month to account for the limited availability of the system during the soft launch.
Each Citrix Cycle, which is supplied by Bewegen Technologies, Inc. is designed to be durable and convenient in an urban setting. Every Citrix Cycle comes with an adjustable seat, a basket, a bell, front and rear lights which automatically light up when you begin to pedal, and a dashboard allows user to track their distance, speed, and riding time. Two-thirds of the fleet will be electric-assist bikes, which will help to make Raleigh’s hilly terrain easier to navigate.
The stations opening for soft launch include GoRaleigh Station, Hillsborough at Harrington Street, W. South Street, Duke Progress Performing Arts Center, Pace at N. Person Street, Horne at Hillsborough Street, and Glenwood at Tucker. Additional locations will be made available as they are installed.
Information about the Citrix Cycle program, including membership options, active and future stations, and payment kiosk locations can be found at citrixcycle.com or on the Citrix Cycle app.
A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the system installation will be scheduled in April.

How to rent a Citrix Cyle
Prospective users can rent a cycle in one of three ways:

  1. Go online at CitrixCycle.com,
  2. Download the Citrix Cycle app,
  3. Access one of the 15 stations payment kiosks.

Future expansion of the system will include “virtual stations” that will allow a Citrix Cycle to be picked up and dropped off at custom locations for special events.

Costs
The price to ride ranges from $2 for single trips to a monthly pass at $20 and annual membership at $85. Founding memberships are $95 and include unlimited 60-minute rides, T-shirt, a free month of membership and invitations to special events. Discounts for students and low-income users are available.

About the bike
Every Citrix Cycle comes with an adjustable seat, a basket, a bell, front and rear lights which automatically light up when you begin to pedal. A dashboard allows users to track their distance, speed, and riding time. Two-thirds of the fleet will be electric-assist bikes, which will help to make Raleigh’s hilly terrain easier to navigate.

Where to find a bike
The stations opening for soft launch include:

  • Fayetteville Street,
  • GoRaleigh Station,
  • Horne Street at Hillsborough Street,
  • Hillsborough Street at Ashe Avenue,
  • Lane Street at Bloodworth Street,
  • W. South Street at S. Saunders Street,
  • Pace Street at N. Person Street,
  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
  • West Street at Morgan Street,
  • West Street at Jones Street,
  • Seaboard Station,
  • Tucker Street at Glenwood Avenue, and
  • Davie Street at Dawson Street

Additional locations will be made available as they are installed.

Information about the Citrix Cycle program, including membership options, active and future stations, and payment kiosk locations can be found on the Citrix Cycle website or on the Citrix Cycle app. A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the system installation will be scheduled in May.

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