What We Do
Heartland Bike Share makes bikes available to the public to improve the environment, enhance riders' fitness, create joy, and provide transportation for those with no other options through Heartland B-cycle.
In 2019, Heartland Bike Share piloted our equity efforts with our Library Pass Program, Community Partner Pass Program, and Pedal-to-Health Program. Our Library Pass Program allows Omaha Public Library, Council Bluffs Public Library, & Sump Memorial Library card holders to check out a B-card for up to 5 days for free, unlimited access to the Heartland B-cycle system. Our Community Partner Pass Program partners with local organizations that work to connect their communities with education and workforce development. We provide these members passes to give them access to Heartland B-cycle as most are in need of transportation. We are working with All-Care and Charles Drew Health Center on our Pedal-to-Health programs to provide access to the health benefits bike sharing provides.
In 2019 we launched our electric pedal-assist bikes which provide an extra boost for our riders. These bikes have made it easier than ever before to tackle the Metro's hills and long distances between destinations. We've seen a 73% increase in ridership this year thanks to our 2018 expansion and e-bikes. We hope to see this number increase as we lower the barrier sharing for our entire community.