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Divvy Announces New Fare Options and Benefits, Including $3 Single Ride Option, Longer Rides for Recreational Bikers and Extended 45-Minute Ride Time for Annual Members

Starting on Feb. 1— Buy the ‘Explorer Pass’ or ‘Single Ride’ on the Transit app Responding to Chicago residents’ interest in a more flexible Divvy pricing structure, the popular bike share system is rolling out a series of new fare options and benefits on Thursday, February 1, Divvy announced today. The new options include a $3 “Single Ride,” a new “Explorer […]

In the News: Divvy bikers took a record number of trips in 2017

Divvy riders hit the pavement hard in 2017, biking 7.3 million miles which is equivalent to 293 trips around the Earth. The Chicago bike sharing program declared 2017 a successful year with more new members and rides taken than ever before, according to Divvy. Read more: Divvy bikers took a record number of trips in 2017, […]

In The News: Food-themed Divvy bikes hit the streets

Are you a Divvy cycler? Starting today, keep an eye out for some Chicago-centric food bikes. Snap them in the wild, and you can snag a weekly prize. Divvy added food-themed bikes to the fleet in honor of the company’s fourth anniversary. The bikes take design cues from popular Chicago foods: deep-dish pizza, hot dogs and the […]

In the News: More Divvy Bike Stations Coming To Chicago

On June 28th, 2013 the Divvy Bike Program debuted in Chicago. Now it’s rolling out even more stations in the city. “Divvy has put in an order for 40 new stations and about 400 new bikes, they expect they will arrive in the late summer,” said Mike Claffey, Chicago Department of Transportation. Read more:, CBS   […]

In the News: Motivate’s CEO on WBEZ’s Worldview

In advance of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities Motivate’s CEO Jay Walder sat down with Jerome McDonnell from Worldview, on Chicago’s NPR affiliate to talk bike share, urban sustainability and wellness. “I think the thing that changed our streets the most in the past few years is Divvy”– Jerome McDonnell, Worldview, WBEZ Chicago. Hear the full […]

Motivate to Participate in the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

This week, Motivate’s CEO, Jay Walder, is traveling to the lauded Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Today, cities are taking the lead in solving the world’s biggest problems through innovative and sustainability-boosting programs like bike share, and this is a wonderful opportunity to survey both how far we have come and the distance we have yet to […]

Motivate Recognized as 2017 Webby Awards Honoree

“I look at good design as a way for people to easily connect to and understand everything we do,” says Brent Arnold, Motivate’s Creative Director. “I want someone to be able to easily sign-up for bike share and take their first ride, as much as I want someone to easily understand our app, websites and […]

How Do People Use Bike Share?

One question we get all the time is how do people use bike share? Do they commute? Are they using the bikes for fun? So in honor of National Bike Month we dug into the numbers from customer surveys across three of our largest systems, Citi Bike, Divvy and Capital Bikeshare. This is what we […]

Winter Riding Tips from the Experts

Motivate is lucky to have hundreds of dedicated employees across all 11 of our systems, and many of them love to bike. In fact, many of them do it all year long. The truth is: winter riding can be exhilarating (and it can even expedite commutes while drivers sit in gridlock), and the vast majority of our […]