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Happy 2 million

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

An update from Austin B-cycle shows that the bike-sharing program is still going strong in Austin. Yesterday, the program celebrated its “two millionth mile,” which was pedaled by Alyssa Arora, who will receive a free year’s worth of rides for the effort. According to a press release celebrating the milestone, this year 27,000 riders have logged 476,000 miles in total. B-cycle launched in December 2013 and now has 54 stations in the city and 420 bikes. Over the next year, the company plans to add 15 more stations and 85 bikes – including bikes with electric assist. “Two million miles is a huge milestone, and we are happy these durable red bikes continue to help people get to work, to the trails, and to the festival quickly, while avoiding traffic,” said Elliott McFadden, executive director of Austin B-cycle.

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