Bike to the Voting Booth (or Ballot Drop Box) for Free With B-Cycle

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Photo: David Sachs

Tomorrow, election day, Denver B-Cycle is making things a little more free by giving away 24-hour memberships. They usually cost $9.

From the company’s press release:

Denver B-cycle executive director Nick Bohnenkamp today announced that fees will be waived on Tuesday, Nov. 8 so voters may deliver their ballots to a voter service center at no expense.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure that all voters are heard,” said Bohnenkamp. “Every ballot matters and if a Denver B-cycle can help you cast your vote, we want to do our part to help.”

The 24-hour membership, normally $9, will be $0 on Nov. 8. The first 30 minutes of any ride are always free but standard usage rates will apply for trips longer than 30 minutes. As always, users will need a credit card to check out a B-cycle.

You can register to vote and vote in person tomorrow at certain Denver voting and polling centers. You can also submit your ballot at 24-hour drop boxes throughout the city by 7 p.m. on November 8.

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