March for Justice Continues!

Bublr Bikes strives to bring our community together. Improved access to outdoor recreation promotes better health outcomes for both mental and physical health. To get more people outside, safely enjoying the community, Bublr is offering free 30-day passes using the code “MLK57” through September 30th for all MKE County residents. Get outside, ride bikes, exercise, and be safe. Remember to wear a mask. Please be kind, respect one another & let’s work towards a better tomorrow.

#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForJacobBlake #FreedomMachines #LoveMKE


3 New Stations Now Open!!!

Thanks to our dedicated sponsor Wheel & Sprocket there’s now a new station in Bay View at their brand new Headquarters in Bay View!

Pere Marquette Park (3rd & State) and the Panther Arena (4th & Kilbourn) just got their own Bublr Stations thanks to a TIF grant through the City of Milwaukee!

See them live on our station map or on the BCycle app.


2021 Bublr Expansion

The city of Milwaukee, Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the final station locations for its expansion of Bublr Bikes. This expansion project will include 26 new stations and approximately 250 bikes. See a list of Station locations, including a map and more at bublrbikes.org/expansion


$25k Bob & Barb Monnat e-Bike Challenge Grant

Bob & Barb Monnat are willing to jumpstart a seed fund to help add e-bikes to the Bublr fleet by contributing $25,000 to a challenge grant. We only have just 100 days to meet this challenge. Please donate to help keep Milwaukee moving forward. To make a tax-deductible donation & hear more from Bob Monnat visit bit.ly/25KBublrEbikeChallenge.


UWM $8 pass

UWM students can get an Annual Bublr pass for just $8 sign up with your UWM email address and use the promo code UWM2020

Find all the info at bublrbikes.org/uwmbublrbikes.org/uwm


Bike Benefits With Annual Membership

Annual Bublr memberships now include a Bike Benefits membership sticker for your helmet! Your sticker gets you discounts & offers at local businesses year-round. Check out all the participating businesses at bicyclebenefits.org.


Sponsorship

You’ve seen a variety of Sponsors on Bublr baskets, splash guards, station ads & more. Did you know that for as little as $112/month (per bike) you can support Bublr and take advantage of these mobile billboards and enjoy the benefits of a tax deduction? Be seen at some of the busiest spots in MKE. For more information contact kristi@bublrbikes.org


News Roundup

Cyclists who also drive are better drivers. Researchers found that cyclist-drivers responded to fresh information more quickly than motorists who did not cycle. Read the full article here.

E-Bike riders use their e-bikes much more, increasing the percentage of trips they take by bicycle by 32%. And since riding an e-bike is exercise all that extra riding makes for people meeting the recommended levels of physical activity.


WisDOT Survey

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to hear from you. Take their survey and let them know what you value: connect2050survey.com


Career Corner – AARP

AARP Wisconsin is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student for a paid virtual internship to support efforts to improve the lives of Wisconsinites age 50 and older. For more information or to apply, please click HERE.


What does Bublr Mean to You?

I loved being outside but didn’t have the funds to purchase a bike right now. So this is exciting.” – Lorena Z. 8/5/20

A better way to travel when your carless.” – Sonya H. 8/2/20

I love to exercise & using this Bublr bike will save me so much gas!“  – Susan Y. 8/13/20

I could use the bike to travel anywhere I want such as going to work, have fun, exercise! This makes my day good and vibe well!🤩🥰” – Darius 8/14/20

Getting out in the community more being able to spend time with my family and be a piece of mind during the pandemic.” – Kamaria H. 8/15/20

A fantastic health benefit to a senior citizen. This will encourage me to get out and exercise more. I thank you for this opportunity 😀” – Marsha B. 8/26/20

A time to bond with my family! – Khola C.  8/30/20


Sign up and check out bikes with ease using the BCycle App. Available on both iOS and Android!


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.

Posted by Kristi Secord