For the first time, Bublr Bikes will be open through the winter months and will provide 24-hour, 365 days-a-year transit. Last year, the system shut down for winter in December and reopened mid-March.
Bublr bikes are manufactured to stand up to tough weather conditions and are checked regularly by Bublr’s bikes mechanics to ensure they are in working order. Staff will clean station equipment weekly to remove salt and grit.
More than 1,400 people are Bublr Pass holders, the majority of them are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students.
"We want Bublr to be a viable transportation option for as many days as possible," says Bublr Bikes executive director Kevin Hardman.
Bublr will suspend service during City of Milwaukee snow emergencies. Bublr may also suspend service for additional weather concerns at its discretion. In these cases, current Bublr Pass holders will receive an email and Bublr will notify the public via the website and social media.
For the most up-to-date information, anyone can download the BCycle Now app to see the current status of stations in the network. The app can be downloaded here.