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Bublr Bikes Bring Convention Attendees and Visitors a New Way to Get Around Town

Milwaukee has rolled out its new Bublr Bikes bike share program.

By - Oct 3rd, 2014 11:53 am
Bublr Bikes hit the streets of Milwaukee.

Bublr Bikes hit the streets of Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE— (October 2, 2014)— Milwaukee has rolled out its new Bublr Bikes bike share program, which currently includes 10 rental stations to help visitors and convention attendees travel around the already walkable city with several more stations coming in the next year.

“We are thrilled to be a sponsor of Milwaukee’s new Bublr Bikes,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee. “Not only will this greatly benefit tourists visiting our city, but it will also provide an invaluable service to convention attendees looking to get around town more efficiently.”

Bublr Bikes are a cost-effective and healthy way to travel around Milwaukee, and the program has already proven successful; within the first six weeks of operation, roughly 80 percent of Bublr Bikes users have been visitors to Milwaukee. Bublr Bikes received its name by playing off a uniquely Milwaukee word for what locals call their drinking fountains.

“These bikes are for trips that may be too long to walk, but too short to drive and provide new ways of seeing the city,” said Kevin Hardman, launch director of Bublr Bikes. “Bike sharing is an urban choice for public transportation, another easy way to get from point A to point B.”

Weather dependent, the bike stations will remain in operation for an eight-to-nine month season—they will be removed during winter months for safety and sidewalk cleaning. For more information about locations and pricing, please visit http://bublrbikes.com/

Locations and Pricing

  • Cathedral Square Park
  • Chase Plaza
  • Discovery World
  • 411 East Wisconsin Center
  • Intermodal Station
  • Public Market
  • Red Arrow Park
  • Schlitz Park
  • U.S. Bank Building
  • Wisconsin Center

Pricing for Bublr Bikes is $7 for 24 hour access and unlimited trips under 30 minutes, with additional charge for longer trips, at any of the above locations

About Bublr Bikes

Bublr Bikes are a fun, convenient and healthy way to travel around Milwaukee. The system is developed and managed by Midwest BikeShare Inc., a Milwaukee-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, in collaboration with a wide range of public and private partners, including the City of Milwaukee.

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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