New Milestone: Divvy Reaches 15 Million Rides
Riders have burned 1.2 billion calories on Divvy bikes since 2013, the equivalent of 3 Million slices of deep dish pizza
Founding member took the 15 Millionth ride from the first station at Daley Center Plaza
CHICAGO – Thursday, Divvy riders surpassed 15 million trips as the bike share system quickly approaches its fifth birthday on June 28th.
“All of Chicago should be proud of Divvy for the success it has achieved in just five short years,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Divvy has helped make Chicago not just a great bicycling city, but a cleaner, greener and healthier city.”
“With this milestone today, we are excited to celebrate the growing number of people exploring Chicago and Evanston by bike,” said Michael Critzon, Divvy General Manager. “In less than 2 years, we’ve added 5 million rides. Divvy has become a key part of the Chicago’s transportation infrastructure and we look forward to reaching even more riders in the year to come.”
“Congratulations to Divvy, the 15 millionth rider and ALL of Divvy riders who have turned Chicago’s bikeshare system into such a resounding success,” said CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. “Divvy and its riders have been instrumental in making Chicago America’s Best Bike City.”
The 15 Millionth Ride was taken by a founding member of the Divvy System and holder of a coveted “Black Key” (issued only to the first 4,000 members who joined). Her ride, taken Thursday afternoon, was also taken from the very first Divvy station put down in Chicago at Daley Center.
Divvy reaches more than 20,000 rides per day in peak seasons, with more than 32 million miles pedaled overall. Since Divvy’s 2013 launch, the bike share system has expanded its fleet to 6,000 bikes and 600 stations across Chicago and Evanston. There are now more than 37,000 annual members.
Divvy recently introduced a new app, presented by Showtime, to make using their bikes more fun and convenient than ever before. Divvy riders are using the app to find available bikes, locate open docking stations, and plan their trips around Chicago.
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 www.DivvyBikes.com.