DecoBike is cranking along! The atmosphere is ripe for high ridership in Miami Beach and its South Beach Art Deco District. The fleet logged a new monthly ridership record with 125,411 rides logged in the month of March 2012! Since the start of the New Year, DecoBike has been the busiest bikeshare in the US, averaging over 100,000 rides each month. Traffic jams and congested roads go to show that it really pays to have access to a DecoBike, making it the quickest and easiest way to move about. Bike sharing programs are here to stay!
DecoBike Miami Beach – South Beach celebrates its 1-Year Anniversary!
Some thought the idea was crazy. Others thought it would never work. Many doubted our residents would use it. But, in just one fast-paced year, DECOBIKE has pedaled to the forefront of the bike sharing world, changing an entire city for the better! So far our program has achieved some cool and amazing results. Between March 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012, we have:
- Journeyed more than 1,978,310 miles
- Clocked 11,869,860 minutes of ride time
- Helped our riders burn 74,186,625 calories
- Logged a staggering 717,522 rides
- Offset more than 1,899,178 pounds of harmful CO2 emissions
- Created 30 new “green” jobs and careers
- Won several national and regional awards
- Improved the quality of life for all that live, work and play in Miami Beach
DECOBIKE would like to thank all of our members, patrons, friends, staff, supporters & friends at the City of Miami Beach for making this possible! Together, we have proven that bike sharing is a valuable asset for our community, which is now also stunning role model for other cities to follow.
As an extension of The Hertz Corporation’s launch of Hertz On Demand in Miami Beach, Florida, Hertz On Demand & Decobike are proud to announce their partnership, which represents the greenest and easiest way to get around Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. Both programs encourage locals and visitors to use sustainable, innovative and convenient modes of transportation.
Decobike members that sign up for Hertz On Demand car sharing service will receive $15 in driving credits upon enrollment. The promotion begins on March 1, 2012 and will continue through March 30, 2012. Just use promo code “DECOBIKE” to take advantage of this perk at www.hertzondemand.com
Hertz on Demand, Hertz’s global car sharing club, and offers a variety of vehicles available for online reservation at competitive rates. All cars are equipped with Eileo® technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day. See the video from 3BL Media
Decobike is the Official City of Miami Beach Public Bicycle Sharing & Rental Program. More information on Decobike is available at www.decobike.com
DecoBike is pleased to announce the launch of the Official Miami Beach & South Beach Bicycle Tour, operating in partnership with Discovery Miami Beach. This new bike tour is ideal for those wanting to experience the best Miami Beach and South Beach have to offer. The core of the tour is based in the world-famous South Beach Art Deco District and combines a DecoBike bicycle rental with a state-of-the-art, portable multi-media & audio tour player that allows riders to embark on a journey to 29+ notable and historic attractions.
The DECOBIKE Miami Beach & South Beach Bike Tour is your self-guided tour to the very best the city has to offer including glamorous hotels, historic sites, pop culture hot spots and even a few local favorites. It’s better than a regular bike tour because riders can go about at their own pace and actually stop and enjoy shops and restaurants along the way, or check out our amazing parks and beaches. Along the way we’ll tell you the story of this gem by the sea. You’ll hear from artists, celebrities, historians, architecture experts and others who know Miami Beach best. As you make your way around town you’ll discover the mix of old and new, historic and hip, classic and cutting-edge – not to mention the people – that make Miami Beach special!
To book your bike tours or pick up your tour players, you can visit the Art Deco Welcome Center, located at 1001 Ocean Drive. Once you book your tour, DecoBikes may be picked up from and parked at any of 85+ convenient locations, 24 hours a day. DecoBike stations and available bikes can be easily located via the DecoBike website and iPhone app, or the CityBikes Android app. With a fleet of 1,000 custom bikes to choose from, DecoBike can accommodate small or large groups. For information for conventions and larger groups, please email us at email@example.com
DecoBike is the Official Public Bicycle Sharing & Rental Program for the City of Miami Beach.
DECOBIKE partners with Winter Party Festival to provide DECOBIKE “green and sustainable” transportation services throughout the city of Miami Beach, South Beach and on-site at the new Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, home of one of the largest events during the festival. Winter Party attracts more than 10,000 guests from around the world for one of the country’s premiere LBGT events. The annual festival features a six-day extravaganza featuring the most spectacular venues, parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent.Winter Party is organized and produced by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, a non-profit organization, along with the help of more than 300 volunteers.
Decobike was a big hit this past weekend for the Miami Art Museum’s Contemporaries Art Crawl, with dozens of graffiti art enthusiasts taking to the streets of Miami’s Design and Wynwood districts. This area has become a mecca for high-end graffiti exhibits strewn about on giant building walls and rendered with the utmost detail, drawing fans from around the world. Even Louis Aguirre, host of Deco Drive that airs on WSVN FOX, chose Decobike to check out the exhibit. Decobike partnered with MAM and provided dozens of Decobikes as a part of their charitable programs to assist the museum’s fundraising efforts. The event was a great success and an excellent example that art and cycling can go hand in hand (or foot on pedal!).
Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEWs1VzeV0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Photos courtesy of our friends at Miami Bike Scene: http://www.flickr.com/photos/themiamibikescene/sets/72157629279511507/show/with/6860193773
Art Deco Weekend comes around once a year and draws thousands of people who flock to Ocean Drive while cars are kept away. Food vendors, street performers, models, magicians, parades and more, Art Deco Weekend was fun for all to enjoy. The weather was perfect for the community to take to the streets. With traffic and parking congestion at its peak, it’s no wonder why NBC Miami named Decobike the “Best Ride on the Beach.” Nearly 10,000 people opted for good old fashion Decobike pedal power as the easiest and most fun way to navigate South Beach. Of course with self-powered LED lights, handy mobile apps to locate bikes and dozens of solar-powered bicycle sharing stations to pick them up and drop them off, Decobike is no ordinary bike.
The operators of the DECOBIKE Miami Beach Bikeshare are pleased to announce that the long-overdue Dade Boulevard Bicycle & Pedestrian Pathway project is moving forward. After much debate, the Historic Preservation Board gave its final approvals to commence construction on this project that was almost in jeopardy of losing approximately $4,000,000 in federal grant funding.
DECOBIKE advocated for this project to improve mobility in the community for all, whether traveling by bike, on foot or in a wheelchair as a substantial measure to increase safety in this busy area. It also puts other improvements including landscaping and noise-reducing barriers for nearby residents. With thousands of daily riders, the DECOBIKE bicycle sharing program always seeks to improve local bicycle infrastructure.
Construction commences today on this project and should be substantially complete by August 2012.
Read the Miami Herald article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/10/2583255/miami-beach-preservation-board.html
DECOBIKE TEAMS UP WITH MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Award-Winning Bike Share Program to Provide Sustainable Transportation for Boat Show Patrons
MIAMI BEACH, FL – DECOBIKE has quickly become the new and “green” way to get around the Miami Beach area. This urban transportation solution is designed to replace short, local trips normally made car with DECOBIKES, and is aimed at saving riders from the hassles of expensive and hard to find parking for automobiles. Aside from saving riders time and money, it’s also the best way to experience the Miami Beach area.
With a city-wide network of more than 85 kiosk locations and 1,000 custom DECOBIKES, the program is available to all residents and visitors, 24 hours a day. DECOBIKE kiosks are automated and are conveniently located around the Miami Beach Convention Center as well as most major hotels, shops, restaurants, beaches and other attractions to help eliminate the need for a cars or taxis while in the city. “DECOBIKE is a fun and sustainable transportation alternative for our patrons,” says Melissa Gaffney of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Since its launch in March, DECOBIKE has logged nearly 550,000 rides in Miami Beach and their bikes have traveled more than 1.3 million miles. The program recently won the prestigious US Conference of Mayors City Livability Award thanks to the benefits it confers upon the community. It also is the country’s most comprehensive bike share system featuring the best bike-to-resident ratio and most stations per square mile, making it a viable public transportation option.
Riders can access all available DECOBIKES at any kiosk throughout the City of Miami Beach and its famous South Beach Art Deco District. Appropriately geared up to serve the patrons of the Miami International Boat Show, there are multiple DECOBIKE kiosk locations surrounding the Miami Beach Convention Center as well as the in-water display adjacent to the Biscayne Bay Marriot and Sea Isle Marina in the Downtown Miami area, making it the first bike sharing program in the world to serve as an alternative form of public transportation for an international boat show and yachting event of this magnitude. Locating kiosks and available bikes is made easy with online maps and mobile apps.
For visitors to the area, there are several affordable rental options available, ranging from 30 minutes to 24 hours, while residents can gain access to the system via long-term membership subscriptions. Visitors do not need to pre-register and only need a valid credit or debit card. Patrons can simply approach any kiosk and select any available bike they wish. Bikes can then be docked at any kiosk in the city when done riding. When ready to ride again, riders can check out another bike from any station in the city by swiping their card again. The system remembers who the rider is and no additional charges will be incurred during the selected rental period. “Ride, Dock & Repeat” is an easy way for riders to remember how the program works.
DECOBIKE is expanding services into several other U.S. cities and is developed and operated by DECOBIKE, LLC. The Miami International Boat Show runs from February 16-20, 2012 and is one of the largest boat shows in the world, operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. DECOBIKE will also be providing bicycle sharing and rental services throughout the Yacht & Brokerage Show venue along Collins Avenue and Indian Creek in Miami Beach, which hosts one of the world’s largest collection of megayachts and is operated by Show Management.
How to locate kiosk and available bikes:
iPhone app: DecoBike | Android app: CityBikes
Print Maps: Each kiosk also features a permanent map posted on it and most kiosks also have a dispenser for printed maps to take for free
Corporate, Press & Marketing Inquiries:
DecoBike featured in Playboy Magazine
Who says going “green” and bicycling sharing can’t be sexy? Not us! Our DecoBike Ambassadors Francesca Frigo and Chad Ochocinco appeared again in Playboy showing their support for our DecoBike South Beach & Miami Beach bicycle sharing programs. Playboy fans know Frigo as the stunning Playmate and Miss August 2010, and NFL fans have watched Ochocinco master the football field for years. Both of the DecoBike members reside in South Beach and are big supporters of sustainable and healthy initiatives, so DecoBike was a great fit for them to get involved. Ochocinco and Frigo are often spotted riding around town staying fit and having fun on our bikes, after all it is the best way to enjoy South Beach. DecoBike would like to thank them for all their support and participating in numerous community events with us, including the City of Miami Beach Children’s Summer Camp where Frigo, Ochocinco and the DecoBike team educated kids on bike safety, environmental responsibility, fitness and healthy living.