Divvy bikes ready for warmer weather

April 10, 2014

Due to the program's success in its first 9 months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared April 21-27 "Divvy Week" throughout Chicago. During this time, all 24-hour passes – normally priced at $7 - will be reduced to $5. Residents who sign up for annual memberships will also be rewarded with gift cards and other discounts, according to a release.

"This spring and summer, we expect even more Chicagoans and visitors to start using bike sharing as a transit option for getting around the city," Emanuel said in a release. "Divvy has already been a great success, and with the improved weather comes the chance for more of us to get outside and ride a bike."

The program had 1,800 bikes available during the winter season, which will increase to 2,500 during warmer months.

In its first 9 months of operation, riders took more than 900,000 trips on Divvy bikes, passing 2 million miles as of Wednesday. The program launched on June 28, 2013.

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