By Press Release Submitted to Published May 18, 2015 at 9:53 AM

For the next two weeks, throughout the end of May, Mandel Group, Inc. will offer free unlimited 30-minute Bublr Bikes rides to all of its more than 1,500 Downtown Milwaukee apartment and condo residents as well as its 100+ company associates.

Mandel will also run social media promotions for residents to win free monthly passes and hold pass giveaways at each of its Downtown properties.

"For the next two weeks we hope all of our residents and associates will hop on a Bublr Bike," said John O’Neill, Bublr program coordinator at Mandel Group. "Bublr Bikes is a tremendous alternative for exploring our beautiful City of Milwaukee."

In addition, Mandel Group, Bublr Bikes’ largest private donor, is offering significantly reduced-price Bublr Passes to all residents and associates. Mandel’s donation to Bublr Bikes is underwriting this first-of-its-kind benefit.

"Bublr Bikes wouldn’t be possible without the support of community leaders like Barry Mandel, president of Mandel Group, and his team," said Kevin Hardman, Bublr Bikes executive director. "We’re excited to get Bublr Passes in to the hands of so many downtown residents."

The Mandel properties eligible for reduced price passes are: Boston Lofts, East Pointe Commons, Library Hill Apartments, Gaslight Lofts, Corcoran Lofts, Trostel Square and North End Apartments.

Since late 2014, Bublr Bikes, a Milwaukee-based not-for-profit, has launched 11 bike share stations in and around Milwaukee’s downtown. Another 20-30 stations and 200 more bikes will be added to the Bublr Bikes system in 2015. In the coming years the system plans to expand to over 100 stations and 1,000 Bublr Bikes.

Bike share programs already operate in dozens of U.S. cities, including Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Houston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Madison, Minneapolis, New York City and Omaha.