New Divvy Bikes App Launches During Bike Month, With First Ride Free for New Accounts

To celebrate the release of the Divvy App, Divvy is giving every app user their first ride free through June 17th with code FIRSTRIDEFREE

Chicago, IL: Divvy, Chicagoland’s bike share system, is getting even better. Today, Divvy announced the launch of a new Divvy Bikes app, giving riders the ability to purchase passes, plan routes and unlock bikes – all from their phone. To celebrate the app release and National Bike Month, Divvy is giving away free rides to new app users through June 17th using code FIRSTRIDEFREE.

The new app, presented by Showtime, will make the system more fun and convenient than ever before. Divvy riders can use the app to find available bikes, locate open docking stations, and plan their trips around Chicago. To redeem the free ride, users can download the app from the Android or Apple store and enter the code when prompted to add a discount code. The app currently covers all the bikeshare basics, with more features on the way – including trip history for riders to keep track of how many calories they burned.

“The new Divvy app is another great example of how Divvy is continuing to improve the customer experience,” said Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. “We expect existing Divvy users will embrace the new app and it will also encourage more people to give Divvy a chance to become one of their transportation options for getting around Chicago.”

Divvy is operated by the bike share company Motivate International, Inc. under contract with CDOT.

“The new Divvy Bikes app is just one of many innovations we’re bringing to Chicago this year. We’re excited to see more Chicagoans than ever download the app, jump on a bike and take advantage of a free first ride,” said Kelly Goldthorpe, the Director of Marketing & Rider Experience for Divvy.

Chicagoans will still be able to use the Transit app to purchase passes and unlock bikes. To date, more than 1 million bikes have been unlocked through the partnership.

The FIRSTRIDEFREE promotion is kicking off what is sure to be an exciting summer with Divvy. The free Single Ride, which includes the first 30-minutes of ride time, highlights the new $3 Single Ride that was rolled out in February. Despite a long winter and record-breaking cold April, more than 30,000 new individuals have already taken advantage of this new way to ride.

The $15 Explorer Pass, which gives riders 24-hours of access to Divvy and unlimited 3-hour rides, is also receiving rave reviews. Designed for riders who want to take their time, enjoy the sights and explore Chicago by bike, the Explorer Pass has been a hit at tourist destinations like the Adler Planetarium and lake shore stations.

Divvy continues to transform its services and experiences for customers. In 2018, in addition to extended ride time for members (now 45-minute trips vs. 30-minute) and the new Single Ride and Explorer Pass products, Divvy added more All-Day Valets around the metro to keep stations balanced and two bike trains set to hit the streets next month. Divvy will honor its 5th anniversary in June.

About Divvy

Divvy is Chicagoland’s bike share system, giving Chicago and Evanston residents and visitors access to thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations across the region. Intended to provide additional options for getting around and exploring the city, Divvy is convenient, fast, fun and affordable. Divvy is North America’s largest bike share system based on service area, thanks in part to the support and sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. For more information and a map of station locations, visit

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