Bublr bikes coming to downtown Milwaukee

Special to The Freeman

August 6, 2014

MILWAUKEE — Bublr bikes has begun installing 10 Milwaukee bike-share stations, which will be open to the public within a few weeks.

The bikes can be rented from automated kiosks and returned at any station, with initial rates ranging from $7 per day to $20 per month for unlimited trips, with each trip taking 30 minutes or less, according to a statement. An additional 25 to 35 stations with 200 to 300 bikes will be available next year, the statement said.

Additionally, the system expects to grow to 100 stations with 1,000 bikes within a few years.

“With these first stations, riders will be able to bike between many popular destinations this year and get a real sense of how the larger system will work in 2015 and in future years of growth,” said Bruce Keyes, president and co-founder of Milwaukee-based Midwest BikeShare Inc., the non-profit that builds Bublr bikes.
The Bublr Bikes stations set to open include Cathedral Square Park; Chase Plaza; Discovery World; 411 E. Wisconsin Center; the Intermodal Station on W. St. Paul Ave.; the Milwaukee Public Market; Red Arrow Park; Schlitz Park; U.S. Bank Building; and the Wisconsin Center.