As we approach the end of what has been the longest & hardest year anyone can remember, we are grateful for the community partners that helped us through.
Anthem: For the third year Anthem partnered with Bublr to help make bikeshare more accessible with the Access Pass. This year, Anthem allowed Bublr to make the Access Pass completely free for income qualified riders allowing 477 members to take 1,548 trips.
Astor Street Foundation: The Astor Street Foundation received a First Mile, Last Mile Award in 2019, for being a supporter of Bublr that has been with us since day one. We are thankful to the Astor Street Foundation for continuing to stand with us through 2020.
Bob & Barb Monnat: The Monnat’s deep belief in the potential of ebikes to transform the Bublr system inspired them to put up a $25,000 challenge grant to put 20 ebikes into the Bublr system – time is running out for us to meet the challenge. Help us here.
Greater MKE Foundation & the Anonymous Fund: The Anonymous Fund provided a generous grant allowing Bublr to provide FREE 30-Day passes for all Milwaukee County residents for the month of June. We had a goal of getting 600 people to sign up and an astounding 1,711 people signed up and took nearly 5,000 trips.
MCTS: Bublr and MCTS are both in the business of connecting Milwaukee. Bublr appreciates MCTS’s ongoing partnership and support. Eighty percent of Bublr’ stations are co-located with MCTS bus stops, our stations are announced on the buses, and on the app. We’ve also got the Buslr card to help facilitate easily moving between bike and bus
UW Credit Union: Another long-term partner, UW Credit Union sponsors several stations around town as well as some bikes. UW Credit Union was also voted a finalist for the best mortgage company in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Choice Awards.
UWM Student Association: In 2015 the UWM Student Association decided to move money that had previously subsidized parking and put it towards bikeshare. Since then students have been able to get reduced rate Annual Passes, this year the UWM Student Association renewed the agreement and made the passes only $8 for UW Milwaukee Students. Bublr is grateful for the UWM Student leadership in moving us closer to a sustainable future.
Vincent Van Great: After COVID hit, we thought we’d have to cancel our 3rd Annual Bublr Bash. But Vincent Van Great and his team put together a way for our Bublr Bash to go digital! Since it’s digital you can still check it out here.
WI Bike Federation: Bikeshare is more fun, more convenient, and more safe when we have safe and separated bike infrastructure. Bulr is thankful for the Bike Fed’s advocacy to make our streets safer for everyone.
Thank you to the Bublr Board, our newly formed Executive Leadership Circle, our Community Partners who advocate for us in their daily lives.
AND THANK YOU!!! Thank you for supporting this tiny, locally run nonprofit on our quest to build a connected community. More than ever providing a safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable transportation option in Greater Milwaukee will help keep us moving forward towards a better tomorrow.
FREE RIDES on Thanksgiving!
We hope you’ll take some time and enjoy a Bublr ride. The first 30 minutes of rides between 7 am & 9 pm on Thursday, Nov. 26 are free. No code needed!
During these uncertain times, Bublr appreciates your support more than ever. As a nonprofit organization, Bublr relies on user revenue and sponsorships. We are expecting our ridership to drop significantly during the next several weeks and many of our sponsors are now in a holding pattern. If you are able, please consider making a donation to Bublr Bikes.
Bublr is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.