Member Spotlight: PikeRide

PikeRide is a bikeshare 501(c)3 nonprofit operating in Downtown Colorado Springs. Their mission is to elevate their community with a fun, healthy, planet-friendly, and cost-effective way to get around.

In a world that is consumed with the negative impacts of COVID-19, PikeRide became a bright spot in Colorado Springs as they innovated and launched new program features to make e-bikes accessible to more people. So far, they have seen a 69% increase in ridership this year.

  • Since March 2020, PikeRide was able to give away more than 8,000 free rides with financial support from Colorado Trust and Better Bike Share Partnership, providing both a stress-reducing activity for people outdoors, but also increasing their visibility to hundreds of first-time users.
  • When COVID-19 first arrived in Colorado Springs, PikeRide quickly moved to provide health care workers with access to e-bikes through an adopt-a-bike program. The program allowed 35+ healthcare workers at two local hospitals to use PikeRide bikes free of charge while supporting single-passenger mobility along with physical and mental wellness.
  • PikeRide recently launched an initiative with Springs Rescue Mission, a shelter helping to fight homelessness, poverty, and addiction. Springs Rescue Mission clients get free memberships, support with finding safe routes, a helmet and gear after they attend an orientation about how to safely use the bikes. PikeRide staff is enjoying getting to connect with the clients and providing them with a meaningful transportation option that can open doors to independence, jobs, and a brighter future.
  • In early 2020, PikeRide launched a new WeRide equity pass making memberships accessible for more people. With this pass, they’ve seen great interest and continue to build meaningful relationships with members of their community through single passenger shared mobility. The team has enjoyed hearing about how PikeRide is making a difference in people’s lives by simply providing access to an electric bike.

The past two years have provided great opportunities for growth and allowed PikeRide to continue to expand services and programs in the areas of health & wellness, community, accessibility, and sustainability. PikeRide credits its existence to the support of its community and great city and is grateful to have so many wonderful partners providing financial support. Colorado College and Nor’Wood Development Group, who genuinely care about micromobility and the sustainability of their community, have sponsored PikeRide since inception. Similarly, NABSA and People for Bikes have both been amazing resources when it comes to making equity and accessibility a bigger focus for the organization.  Drop Mobility has also been instrumental in bringing electric-assist bike share to Colorado Springs and PikeRide is thankful for the partnership and expertise that they provide. With their support, PikeRide recently launched the PikeRide app which allows for more community integration and an even better experience for users.

When asked about what they value about their NABSA membership, PikeRide said the webinars offered during COVID-19 were meaningful and a great way to stay in touch with what is happening in other communities. As a newer nonprofit bikeshare system, the member center and additional online resources have been great assets. Additionally, having a way to connect with others in the industry has been invaluable.

PikeRide is preparing for the launch of their PikeRide Street Team, community ambassadors from the neighborhoods they serve, who will provide a voice and direct connection between neighborhoods and PikeRide staff. And, later in 2020, they’re launching the Find Great Rides partnership with Ride Spot to allow tourists and locals alike the ability to discover safe, fun, and socially distant rides while highlighting the city and its attractions. Learn more at