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Biketown will be free on Earth Day (Monday, 4/22)

Posted by on April 19th, 2019 at 7:12 am

Sun, smiles, and free Biketown? Heck yeah!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

What better way to mark Earth Day than to make bike share free?

This morning the City of Portland and their Biketown partners Lyft and Nike announced that this coming Monday April 22nd, they’ll give everyone a $10.00 credit to use the system.

“We’re making it easy for Portlanders to use bikeshare by giving riders their first hour free,” said Biketown GM Dorothy Mitchell in a statement. “While this Earth Day deal is good for $10 in credit, the impact we can collectively have on our planet is priceless.”

So far this year Biketown riders have completed nearly 65,000 trips, a good number of which very likely replaced driving trips and the awful, smelly, earth-killing fossil fuels that power them.

To get your $10.00 credit and one free hour of ride time, you’ll need to get the Biketown app and enter promo code EARTHDAY19.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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    willis April 19, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I entered the code on the app and it seemed like it just added a $10 credit on the account which is not (?) necessarily limited to just Monday.
    If so, that would make this even more useful – as i tend to use these bikes somewhat regularly for unplanned or one-way trips when I am not with my own bike.

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      John Lascurettes April 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Ooh. Thanks for the tip. I didn’t realize it would work with existing accounts until you posted that.

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