Events May 20-23 highlight MoGo’s community impact, Rider Perks
In May, MoGo, metro Detroit’s nonprofit bike share system, celebrates four years of operation. Since launching in 2017, MoGo has provided nearly half a million rides across its service area, which includes greater Downtown Detroit, Northwest Detroit, Ferndale, Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Berkley, and Royal Oak.
“MoGo takes pride in providing reliable and equitable transportation to our riders,” said Adriel Thornton, executive director of MoGo. “We’re excited to be celebrating this milestone by offering MoGo riders a free ride day, a significant discount on the Annual Pass, and so much more over our birthday weekend.”
MoGo’s Four Days for Four Years celebration kicks off with a Free Ride Day on Thursday, May 20. Presented by Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), MoGo will offer their two-hour Prepaid pass for free, available at station kiosks and through the Transit app. This promotion will recur every third Thursday of the month through the Fall. MoGo will also offer a “4 Years, 4 Days, 40% Off” sale on annual passes from Thursday, May 20 through Sunday, May 23.
May 21 is National Bike to Work Day, and MoGo encourages all riders to safely bike to work — and to enjoy some Rider Perks from participating vendors, with discounts on food, bike equipment and more. And on Saturday, May 22, Rider Perks partner Motor City Brewing Works will be offering 15% off and a special MoGo pizza at their Midtown location.
Since it began operations in May 2017, MoGo has grown its membership sales by 88%, while its Access Pass program, which is designed to make MoGo accessible to lower-income riders, has seen membership rise by 150%. At MoGo’s 75 docking stations, riders can access one of 620 bikes, including electric pedal-assisted Boost Bikes. MoGo also offers Adaptive MoGo, a program that includes bikes designed for riders of different abilities and different needs, such as recumbent tricycles, hand operated tricycles and other bike types. Adaptive MoGo will re-launch later this month as well.
MoGo’s operating partner, SHIFT Transit, has helped maintain and operate the fleet of bicycles since 2017. SHIFT Transit CEO Eddie Inlow said, “Our partnership with MoGo shows just how much we can accomplish to make micromobility accessible for many. Just last year, we were thrilled to be part of the expansion that boosted MoGo’s footprint by almost 70 per cent. We’re proud to be a partner and look forward to many more years of providing transit service to southeast Michigan.”
More information, including the discounted passes, Rider Perks information and a map of the bike share system, can be found at mogodetroit.org.
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With 620 bikes located at 75 stations in metro Detroit, MoGo is a non-profit organization that strives to serve a wide range of people and needs. MoGo is made possible by generous support from its title sponsors, Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), who have been partners in fostering healthy, vibrant and active communities through bike share since 2017.