Bay Area Bike Share is celebrating its first anniversary by extending special offers to its members this week.
All day on Friday, Aug. 29, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Bay Area Bike Share 24-hour passes will be available for $5 instead of $9, according to a press release from Bay Area Air Quality Management District, one of Bike Share's sponsors. Overage fees still apply.
Bay Area Bike Share members can also receive a free Chipotle burrito certificate by flashing their key at a designated Bike Share station, according to the press release. The Mountain View Caltrain Station's Bike Share station will offer these certificates on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., according to Bay Area Bike Share's Tumblr page. Until Friday this week, new members who sign up for Bay Area Bike Share will receive a Chipotle certificate in their membership packets.
In addition, Bay Area Bike Share members can tweet a "before #bikeshare I… but now I…" statement for a chance to win one of five $88 Clipper Cards offered to the authors of what Bay Area Bike Share determines to be the best tweets, according to the press release. The contest ends Friday, Aug. 29. at 11:59 p.m.
In its first year, Bay Area Bike Share has launched 70 stations with around 700 bikes throughout the Bay Area, according to the press release. Bay Area Bike Share has approximately 5,000 annual members and 28,000 casual members who have pedaled a total of 630,000 miles, according to the press release.
Air Quality District officials say that Bay Area Bike Share is planning to add more than 300 bicycles to its inventory and potentially expand into other parts of the Bay Area.
For more information about Bay Area Bike Share, visit www.bayareabikeshare.com.