Zagster suspends Pace bike share due to COVID-19
Zagster, which operates the Pace Bikeshare System, has decided to pause all bike sharing programs, effective March 27.
- For more information about Zagster's suspension of service and frequently asked questions for riders, visit https://www.zagster.com/covid-19-letter.
- For City information about COVID-19, visit fcgov.com/coronavirus.”
Pace Fort Collins
Your New Community Bike Library
Beginning March 15, the Fort Collins bike share provider Zagster will be scaling back the system. In 2018, Zagster introduced the Pace model to Fort Collins adding nearly 150 bike share bikes and doubling the bike share stations. Although Fort Collins Bike Share has experienced significant ridership growth in the past couple years, Zagster is needing to scale back its system to support the financial sustainability of the program. The program will maintain 125 bike share bikes (including 4 accessible bikes) and 28 bike share stations, focusing on high ridership locations, sponsored stations, and connections to MAX. Please see here for an updated station map, and use the Pace app to find available bikes.
In 2020, Fort Collins will also be launching an RFP for the bike share program moving forward. With the rapidly changing world of bike share and shared mobility, this is an exciting opportunity for Fort Collins to stay on the cutting edge of shared mobility and ensure the program moving forward provides the best service for our community. More to come on this!
The Pace Bike Share system allows to end your trip at any public bike rack around town truly expanding the flexibility and convenience of Fort Collins Bike Share. To get started, visit ridepace.com/fortcollins and download the app.
Fort Collins Pace Bike Share has served more than 44,000 local bike trips and is reaching more people every week! If you haven't yet, take a ride on a Bike Share bike for an easy, convenient way of getting around town that is pure fun. If you'd like to help sponsor new bike share stations, contact us today (dGdyZWVnb3JAZmNnb3YuY29t).
The new “lock-to” dockless bike share service launched in 2018 in Fort Collins. Pace expands and improves upon Fort Collins’ pilot bike share program launched in 2016, which featured 100 bikes and required riders to begin and end rides at one of 20 fixed parking racks.
With Pace, riders can now rent one of 125 bikes from any of the 28 dedicated Pace racks, or hundreds of additional public bike racks throughout the city and Colorado State University (CSU). The combination of fixed bike share parking locations, with the ability to start or end a ride at any public bike rack, maximizes ridership by supporting both routine as well as flexible trips.
To ride, download the free Pace bike share app available in the App Store or Google Play. Once the app is downloaded and a rider profile is created, riders will be able to see available bikes all over Fort Collins in real time. Riders can then start, end, or pause their ride using the app. Locking the bike at the end of a ride or for mid-ride stops is easy thanks to a wheel ring lock and integrated cable.
Rides start at $1 / 15 minutes and the program offers a variety of membership options. For up-to-date pricing information, please visit: https://ridepace.com/fortcollins/#why
Stations can be found in downtown Fort Collins, along the MAX corridor, at community parks, in north Fort Collins and near the CSU Campus. For an updated system and to locate a bike share bike, download the pace app: https://ridepace.com/fortcollins/
To obtain information on Pace equity programs, visit ridepace.com/pledge. For information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit ridepace.com/partner or email Bike Fort Collins at aW5mb0BiaWtlZm9ydGNvbGxpbnMub3Jn. All riders are encouraged to use helmets, which can be purchased at cost at the Visit Fort Collins office in Old Town Square or Maxline Brewing, located off the Mason Trail.
Station sponsors and partners include Bike Fort Collins, The City of Fort Collins, CSU, UC Health, Elevations Credit Union, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Dellenbach Motors, and Housing Catalyst. The success of bike sharing in Fort Collins is due in large part to the ongoing commitment of these and other local partners to providing convenient access to bicycling.
What Is Bike Sharing?
Bike share is an innovative public transportation program offering a network of bicycles for short-term use. Through automated, self-service bike check-out stations, bike share combines the flexibility and freedom of a bicycle with the accessibility of public transportation. Bike share systems enhance mobility within a city, promote tourism and economic development, and offer a fun and healthy way of getting around town. Extending the reach of public transit, bike share systems create connections - connecting people to where they live, work and play, and to other modes of transportation. A great way to stay up-to-date on the bike share world is at bikeshare.com.
- The Bike Share Business Plan (2014) lays out the vision for a phased future system, as well as an assessment of demand, costs, and steps towards implementation.
- EPA Technical Assistance (2013): included a workshop with bike sharing experts and summary memo with options for implementing bike sharing.
- The Fort Collins Bike Library Alternatives Analysis (2012), which analyzed long-term sustainable options for bike sharing.
- Demos of select bike sharing technologies (2012).
Tessa Greegor, FC Bikes Program Manager | 970-416-2471 | dGdyZWVnb3JAZmNnb3YuY29t