Boulder B Cycle Bike Sharing program has teamed up with Optibike. The Optibike will be used with a special trailer to reposition the B cycles from one station to anther during the day. The Optibike has the power required to carry up to three B Cycles from one station to another and eliminate the use of a pickup truck.
Previously a regular bike was tried with the trailer, but this proved to difficult to pedal. The B Cycles must be continuously moved from one station to another as riders drop them off. One station may become full, while the other becomes empty. The Optibike Patented Motorized Bottom Bracket drive system lets the Optibike easily pull large loads up hills, an ability unmatched by other electric bikes.
The Optibike will allow B Cycle to replace the use of a pickup truck, thereby saving large amounts on fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. This is especially important for B Cycle as one of their main goals is to reduce the use of cars and their associated congestion and pollution.