Bublr Bikes to add 20 more bike stations in Milwaukee

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

July 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Bublr Bikes announced Monday a plan to continue investing in its infrastructure by adding 20 stations in the next few months.

Each station has an average of eight to 10 bicycles for rent, Kevin Hardman with Bublr Bikes said. After the additional bike stations are installed, Bublr Bikes will operate 30 stations with a network of about 250 to 300 bicycles.

“We have a long range view of our success in Milwaukee and beyond. There are a lot of great things happening. We are excited to be growing,” Hardman said.

Hardman said the exact locations of the new stations will be announced in the coming weeks. With the Bublr Bikes network already being located in downtown Milwaukee, he said the expansion will occur outward from the downtown area. Also, stations will be installed within a half-mine of an existing station so they are convenient for walking, he said.

Funding for the 20-station Bublr Bikes expansion comes from a grant provided by the city of Milwaukee, as well as private fundraising.

For a listing of existing locations and information about Bublr Bikes, go to http://bublrbikes.com.