January 2024 Newsletter

As we enter 2024, our tenth year of operation, we are grateful for your continued support and enthusiasm for Red Bike. Together, we’ve navigated the streets of Cincinnati, creating a just and joyful transportation option for the entire region. Throughout 2023, the collective number of bike rides taken amounted to an impressive 140,329! That’s 740,900 pounds of carbon offset, 37,045 gallons of gas saved, and 61 baby Fionas of pounds shed! Our Go Pass Equity Program totaled 49,849 rides; GO users made up 35.5% of all rides! 

As with any journey, we’ve faced some unexpected hurdles, but we’re tackling them head-on.  

The temporary suspension of our service poses challenges for you as the rider, our team, and active transportation allies; our team remains optimistic and hopeful. We are actively collaborating with city leaders, community advocates, partners, and potential sponsors to find an equitable and sustainable solution for long-term operational funding. Your patience and understanding have been invaluable, and we’re working hard to ensure a smooth ride for all Red Bike users.  

This new year is a fresh start, and with your support, we’re gearing up for exciting developments and improvements. We’re committed to enhancing the Red Bike experience, making it an even more integral part of the Cincinnati lifestyle. 

Accomplishments in 2023

What can you look forward to in 2024? 

Electric Upgrade- Red Bike is continuing to expand the bike fleet in the new year! Be on the lookout for 180 brand-new e-bikes! We are working diligently toward our goal of an all-electric fleet by 2025. 

New Installs- We are continuing to grow and expand! This Spring we will install our third station in Evanston, a testament to our commitment to providing accessible and convenient transportation options for all. Our wheels are set to roll along the scenic Wasson Way and into Avondale as well. We’ll connect more communities and create more pathways for shared adventures.  

A Decade of Red Bike- We are turning 10 this year! As we reflect on this past year’s accomplishments, we can’t wait for what’s coming! This year, we’re celebrating with you through community activations and story-sharing. We are excited to celebrate our birthday in September and have many fun, engaging plans ahead.   

As we embark on this new chapter, we’re grateful for the support of our riders and the entire Cincinnati community. Your enthusiasm for Red Bike is what keeps us pedaling forward, and together, we’ll continue to create a joyful green transportation option that is not only convenient but reflects our collective value of equity and joy. 

Wishing you a Happy New Year and many more Red Bike journeys ahead!

The Red Bike Team