Divvy Week kicks off in Chicago

Spring has arrived, and to celebrate the warm weather and bicycling, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has designated April 21-27, 2014 to be ''Divvy Week.''
April 21, 2014 5:29:45 AM PDT
Spring has arrived, and to celebrate the warm weather and bicycling, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has designated April 21-27, 2014 to be ''Divvy Week.''

During the week, Chicago will celebrate its newest transit system with special promotions and activities designed to encourage residents and visitors to give Divvy a try or to become annual members.

"Divvy Week is a great opportunity for Chicagoans to get outside and take advantage of the changing weather," said Mayor Emanuel. "Divvy Bikes provide a fun, convenient and active way to explore the City of Chicago. If you have not tried the system yet, the warm weather and reduce cost for a day pass provide the perfect opportunity."

Divvy Week is the perfect time to try Divvy Bikes for the first time as daily passes, regularly $7, will be available for just $5. Riders can use a credit or debit card to activate a 24-hour pass at any Divvy kiosk. To wish everyone a "Happy Divvy Week," Divvy Ambassadors will be standing at popular Divvy stations during the week handing out Divvy stickers and answering questions about the newest way to get around Chicago.

Chicagoans who become annual members during Divvy Week will receive a Chipotle gift card good for a free burrito, burrito bowl, order of tacos, or a salad. Divvy members will also receive 50 percent off frozen yogurt from any Forever Yogurt location in Chicago by simply flashing their Divvy key at checkout.

With these great promotions for new members, Chicagoans can join the 15,568 annual members and 146,204 daily pass holders who have pedaled an estimated two million miles since Divvy Bikes first appeared on Chicago streets about nine months ago. Celebrating the end of a long winter, riders soaked up the first nice day of spring and broke the Divvy single-day record with 10,866 rides on Saturday, April 12.

Follow the Divvy Week festivities on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to make sure you don't miss any of the surprises Divvy has in store. Snap a selfie from your adventures around the city on your Divvy Bike and upload them using the hashtag #DIVVYWEEK.