Austin B-cycle sets U.S. bikeshare record during SXSW

System sees over 17,000 checkouts, averaging 6.4 checkouts per bike/day

Austin’s bikeshare system Austin B-cycle smashed bikeshare system records during SXSW, with heavy usage of the system throughout the 10-day festival. On Friday, March 14, it set a U.S. system record of 2,774 checkouts for an average of 10.1 checkouts per bike/day, besting the previous record in September 2013 of 7.2 checkouts per bike/day set by the successful New York City Citibike program. Read more...


About Austin B-cycle: Building on the national bike-share phenomena, Austin B-cycle provides a network of 24 hour/day, on demand bicycle stations to the urban core. With 40 station operating in downtown Austin, B-cycle will get you from point A to B fast and easy.

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Austin B-cycle is the easiest, fastest way to dine, shop, play, and discover (or re-discover) downtown Austin. Starting with our 11 B-stations which opened December 21, our full 40 station system will be completely online and available for bike check out by March 1, 2014.

Want to grab a quick swim at Barton Springs over lunch? We've got you covered. Heading to the Capitol to take in the sights? Austin B-cycle will get you there. Meeting some friends on South Congress for some dinner, music, and a little shopping? We'll give you front row parking on South Congress.

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