December 2023 Newsletter

December 7, 2023

As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each one of you who has been the wind beneath our wheels throughout the past months. We’ve pedaled through challenges, celebrated triumphs, and forged a more robust community. With hearts full of appreciation, we’re thrilled to roll into the new year with a backpack full of exciting ideas, improved systems, and, most importantly, the unwavering support of our incredible Red Bike community. Get ready for an exhilarating ride ahead and thank you for making 2023 an unforgettable journey. Here’s too many more connections.


Experience the season’s magic at the highly anticipated annual Holiday BRIGHT Ride! Join Red Bike and the community this Saturday at Findlay Market for a slow roll through downtown Cincinnati, starting at 6 PM. Be prepared to illuminate the night with your bike decked in twinkling lights. 

This event has brought in over a hundred participants in previous years, marking the joyful start of the festive season. Watch the video below to see a previous years turnout! Without a bike? Conveniently pick one up at the Findlay station or nearby locations, including Elm & Henry, Grant Park, or 15th & Vine. 

Arrive early at 5:30 to participate in the decorating party, where you can wrap your bike with your own lights or utilize the extra ones provided. Watch for our Red Bike team during the ride—they might surprise you with a yummy treat and engaging activity. Click here for more details.

Gift of Red Bike

Why settle for the usual gift routine this holiday season when you can spread the joy of Red Bike adventures? By giving the gift of a Red Bike membership, you’re gifting experiences, memories, and a lot of fun. Grab passes for your pal’s family, or even treat yourself—because who wouldn’t want the thrill of exploring the city at their own pace? It’s the perfect present for those who crave excitement, eco-friendliness, and a year of pedal-powered joy. Make this holiday season unforgettable with the gift of Red Bike—it’s the kind of present that keeps rolling!

Price Update

As we ride into a new era of bike-sharing, the landscape and the hurdles faced by non-profit operators like Red Bike are changing. Our recent decision to tweak the pricing structure wasn’t made on a whim—it’s a strategic move essential for the enduring success of our service in Cincinnati. These adjustments highlight our dedication to offering a convenient and environmentally friendly transit option for all. They also stem from the increasing costs of electric bikes (e-bikes) and the financial difficulties of running the bike-sharing program in our vibrant city. 

With January 1st, 2024, just around the corner, acting quickly is paramount. Secure your pass ASAP, beat the future price hike, and keep the wheels turning. Not only do you keep enjoying our bikes, but you also become a direct partner in sustainable transit. Renew before January 1, 2024, to take advantage of lower rates, support our operations, cheer for our hardworking staff, and support our Go Equity Program. Let’s roll into the future together with Red Bike! 

Please see our full press release here for further details or contact us at with questions or comments.