On November 3, 2023, Rocky Mountain PBS published an article regarding the collaboration of Pike Ride and the Colorado Energy Office.
Pike Ride is similar to many e-scooter companies, where users can unlock access to a bike via phone. Colorado Energy Office is helping Colorado Springs residents have greater access to biking through a recent grant that supported Pike Ride’s purchase of 50 e-bikes, each for a resident in a designated low-income area. Those who received bikes lease the bike on a month-to-month basis for $25 each month.
Biking, and more recently e-biking, is becoming more and more accessible within the City, as Colorado Springs, “prioritized multimodal mobility in its Connect Colorado Springs plan, a master plan guiding transportation in the city. These plans include bike lanes, more robust public transit and better access to bike trails.”