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Bublr Bike Rides Will Be Free on Election Day to Get Voters to Polls

Bublr Bikes Giving Free 30-Minute Rides to Encourage Voting on Tuesday Nov. 8

By - Nov 7th, 2016 07:22 am
Ride an Urban Milwaukee Bublr. Photo by Dave Reid.

Ride an Urban Milwaukee Bublr. Photo by Dave Reid.

Milwaukee (November 7, 2016) – Voting in Milwaukee just got easier with Bublr Bikes offering unlimited, free 30-minute Bublr trips on Election Day to help people get to the polls.

With 57 stations and nearly 512 bikes located around Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Bublr Bikes is offering anyone free, convenient rides of up 30 minutes on Election Day, Nov. 8, to encourage voting.

“Bublr Bikes are a fast, simple and – this year – free way to get to neighborhood polling places on Election Day,” Acting Executive Director James Davies said. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people in Milwaukee to get out and vote.”

To get a free Bublr Bikes ride, users enter the code “1776” at any Bublr Bikes station. The code is valid for individual free rides of up to 30 minutes all day. A free ride ends when the Bublr is returned to a Bublr Bikes station. Individual rides over 30 minutes will cost $3 for each additional 30 minutes. Riders wanting to return from voting by Bublr can take additional individual rides under 30 minutes for free Tuesday using the “1776” code.

A credit card is required to check out a Bublr Bike with or without the code, although users won’t be charged Tuesday for rides under 30 minutes if they enter the code.

Thirteen of Bublr Bikes’ 57 stations are located within two blocks of a polling location. Other polling locations are also conveniently served by other Bublr Bikes stations. A complete list of Bublr Bikes stations can be found at https://bublrbikes.bcycle.com/station-locations/.

BUBLR BIKES STATIONS WITHIN TWO BLOCKS OF A POLLING LOCATION:

Polling Place Bublr Station
Milwaukee
Charles Allis Art Museum 1801 N. Prospect Ave Brady/Prospect
Convent Hill Apartments
455 E Ogden Av
Ogden/Jackson
Frank P Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N Broadway
Red Arrow Park
Central Library
Centennial Hall 733 N 8th St
Central Library
Marquette Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W Wisconsin Av
Marquette University Student Union
Hillside Family Resource Center
1452 N 7th St
Hillside Terrace
Housing Authority Public Safety Building
650 W Reservoir Av
6th/Reservoir
Bradley Tech High School
700 S 4th St
2nd/Virginia
UWM Sandburg Hall
3400 N Maryland Av
UWM Sandburg Hall
Riverside High School
1615 E Locust St
Riverside Park
Arlington Court Apartments
1633 N Arlington Pl
Brady/Humboldt
Wauwatosa
Fire Station #51
1601 Underwood Ave
Village South
City Hall Lower Civic Center
7725 W. North Ave
City Hall
Wauwatosa Library Firefly Room
7635 W. North Ave
City Hall

The Bublr Bikes system is a public-private partnership between the cities of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa and Bublr Bikes, with additional support from many other public and private partners. Since summer 2014, Bublr Bikes, a Milwaukee-based not-for-profit, has launched 57 bike-share stations in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa.

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