As one of just five cities to hold a Platinum ranking from the League of American Bicyclists, Fort Collins was already one of the best cycling cities in the nation. Zagster just made it even better.
It's no joke. On April 1, Zagster, the City of Fort Collins, and Bike Fort Collins rolled out a highly anticipated new bike-share program featuring 79 bikes docked at 13 stations around the city. The program builds off the success of Fort Collins' existing bike library by extending the benefits and opportunities of cycling to an even wider community.
At Zagster, we couldn't be more excited to bring bike sharing to a community with such a deep passion for cycling. That passion is evident in the crucial support lent to the program by local businesses — Kaiser Permanente, New Belgium Brewing Company, Associates in Family Medicine, Odell Brewing Company and University of Colorado Health all came on board to get this bike share rolling. Kaiser Permanente in particular played an outsize role, as a grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern Colorado funded the research that led to the development of the Fort Collins Bike Share.
“Kaiser Permanente has a long-standing tradition of investment in the communities that we serve related to healthy eating, active living, education and community enrichment,” said Jason Tacha, executive director of operations for Kaiser Permanente Northern Colorado. “We are thrilled to continue our sponsorship of this successful project.”
That's not to downplay the importance of our other partners who, in addition to lending financial support, allowed us to slap some slick signage on our bikes.
— Zagster (@zagster) March 31, 2016
Zagster now operates in more than 130 communities nationwide — and that number keeps on growing. So cheers, Fort Collins, on your brand new bike share. Now get on your bikes and ride.