CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - If you’ve always wanted to try riding one of those blue Divvy bikes, now’s your chance — the bike share system will offer free 30-minute rides in celebration of Earth Day on Friday.
Chicagoans and tourists can sign up for a free 24-hour pass, regularly $9.95, at any Divvy station on Friday, according to a release from the Chicago Department of Transportation. Riders will receive unlimited 30-minute trips throughout the day, but will be charged extra for trips longer than 30 minutes.
The free rides are being sponsored by Naked Juice, which will also be giving out samples at the Clinton and Madison station from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Friday, and at the Michigan and Lake station from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., according to the release.
“Divvy is about more than just biking; it’s about connecting a community and providing efficient, affordable, easy and fun transportation to the city of Chicago. We hope this partnership with Naked Juice gets more people riding around the city as we head into warmer weather,” General Manager of Divvy Elliot Greenberger said in the statement.
Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Divvy features 475 stations and more than 4,700 bikes across 86 miles of Chicago, according to CDOT.
Earth Day also kicks off the city’s annual ‘Divvy Week,’ which offers discounts, promotions and giveaways including a Chipotle gift card for a free burrito for everyone who signs up for a Divvy Annual Membership online, free architecture walking tours for current members and an online photo contest for all Chicagoans for the best photos featuring Divvy bikes or stations.