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Chipotle to Sponsor the First-ever Free Ride Day with Pronto Cycle Share

May 18, 2016

SEATTLE, WA — Pronto Cycle Share and Chipotle are teaming up to celebrate Bike Everywhere Day by offering free 24-hour passes to the public on Friday, May 20.

“We’re grateful to Chipotle for creating this terrific opportunity for new users to see what bike share is all about,” noted Demi Allen, General Manager of Pronto Cycle Share. “Pronto allows riders to customize their transit experience and navigate the city on their own terms in a fun and healthy way. We look forward to sharing the experience with many new faces on May 20th.”

This promotion coincides with Bike Everywhere Day, an annual Cascade Bicycle Club event promoting bike commuting with dozens of celebration stations around Seattle on National Bike to Work Day. Pronto will be giving away free Chipotle coupons and other freebies at 2nd & Vine and Pine & Summit from 6:30-9am that morning.

Starting today, individuals can sign up at prontocycleshare.com/freeride" to obtain a promotion code for 24-hours of unlimited short trips with Pronto Cycle Share on May 20. The promotion is valid at any of the 54 Pronto Cycle Share stations in Seattle. Station locations are found on thePronto website or in the Spot Cycle app.

This promotion comes on the heels of Pronto Week, a celebration of Seattle's bike share system. Pronto Week was a great success, with the largest number of new individual membership sign-ups since the weeks surrounding Pronto’s 2014 launch. Pronto Week also generated the highest ridership of 2016 to date. Pronto continues its marketing and service optimization efforts to build on its current momentum in system membership and ridership.

How to Ride for Free on May 20

Register today at prontocycleshare.com/freeride" to receive a free 24-Hour Access Pass code by email. Then, on Friday, May 20, use that code at any Pronto Cycle Share station to buy a 24-Hour Access Pass ($8 value) – free thanks to Chipotle. A credit or debit card is required, as standard usage fees apply to all trips over 30 minutes. Riders can take an unlimited number of rides of 30 minutes or less rides during the 24-hour period without charge – they can start a new ride at the kiosk of any Pronto station by dipping their credit card for validation and entering the number of their selected bike. Helmets are available for rental at each station, or users can bring their own. Users are encouraged to keep rental helmets for the duration of their pass. Registration is open until 11:59pm on May 20.

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