Kentwood City Properties is partnering with the Denver B-cycle program. In addition to branded B-cycles and annual memberships for employees, Kentwood City Properties will also have the capabilities to utilize B-cycles when showing property, a convenient option to get to downtown properties. Kentwood City Properties’ sponsorship support of Denver B-cycle arrives as the bike sharing system closes down for the winter in its inaugural season. Denver B-cycle reopens in March.
“We’re excited that Kentwood City Properties stepped up to help support Denver B-cycle and biking,” said Parry Burnap, Executive Director of Denver Bike Sharing, the non-profit that owns and operates the Denver B-cycle system. “Not only are they a valuable sponsor, but they are also promoting an increase of daily activity, saving money and reducing unhealthy air toxics and carbon emissions.”
Included in the two-year sponsorship:
- 20 branded B-cycles with Kentwood City Properties’ logo placed on the baskets.
- 70 memberships for Kentwood City Properties’ employees.
- 70 helmets for Kentwood City Properties’ employees.
- Four demo cards for Kentwood City Properties’ realtors to use for showing properties.
- Online, social media and newsletter listing.
- B-cycle display in Kentwood City Properties.
- Special event participation.
Two-wheel home touring
“We are thrilled to have created this partnership between Denver B-cycle and Kentwood City Properties,” said Dee Chirafisi, founding partner of Kentwood City Properties. “Our employees, brokers and clients will have the opportunity to commute and see real estate on two wheels rather than four wheels…on a B-cycle! Our company is very supportive of the bike sharing. We will be launching some fun events this coming spring in and around Downtown, so watch for the Kentwood City Properties’ bikes on the streets. It is also very important for us to promote the health and well being of our brokers, employees, clients and the environment – B-cycle is our latest step toward that goal.”
Kentwood City Properties is one of the 37 sponsors and partners of Denver B-cycle, which includes Kaiser Permanente as presenting sponsor. Kentwood City Properties and the other sponsors help lay a stable foundation for success of bike sharing in Denver.
“Touring properties via B-cycle is fun,” said John Hayden, Broker Associate of Kentwood City Properties. “When people buy a home they are making an important choice about how they want to live. For buyers in Denver that choice often involves a desire to be healthy. Denver’s active population is one of our City’s greatest assets. Kentwood City Properties is partnering with Denver B-cycle because our brokers understand the value of living a healthy, sustainable life.”
Launched on April 22, 2010, Denver B-cycle reached 102,981 rides by midnight on December 5, after less than seven months of operation. Designed to help Denver residents and visitors increase their daily activity, save money and reduce carbon emissions, Denver B-cycle launched as the first large-scale citywide public bike sharing system in the nation. The system currently has 500 B-cycles located at 50 B-cycle stations.
Denver B-cycle offers residents and visitors an alternative form of public transportation, which supports the City’s Greenprint Climate Action Plan, the Strategic Transportation Plan and the Living Streets Initiative. It is integrated into the larger multi-modal transportation system, including buses and the light rail. This multi-modal approach, along with over 358 miles of bike routes/trails and 300 days of sunshine, makes Denver the perfect city to launch a bike sharing system, the group contends.