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About Bublr

Greater Milwaukee's Nonprofit Bikeshare


Bublr Bikes is Greater Milwaukee's nonprofit bikeshare program! With Bublr Bikes, you can take a bike from one Bublr Station, enjoy a quick ride anywhere, and return the bike to a nearby Bublr Station.  There are over 100 stations in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Allis! Hop on and #ExploreMKE

Our Vision

Bicycles are an accessible, convenient and integrated travel option for everyone.

Our Mission

Bublr Bikes delivers a sustainable excellent bikeshare system for all


Our Mission In Action

Develop an Inter-Municipal System of Large Scale

Bublr Bikes has over 100 stations in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Allis.

Ensure Station Density and Connection

Bublr Bikes will build a contiguous, inclusive network, expanding from central hubs into many neighborhoods. Bublr Stations are installed in locations based on the recommendations of neighborhood stakeholders.

Communicate Effectively with Customers

Bublr Bikes will provide simple, easy-to-understand instructions for all of our potential riders — residents, visitors, employees, etc. Bublr will provide English and Spanish content to connect with a variety of people and add other language options as the network expands.

Be Visible, Active, and Integrated

Bublr Bikes will engage with the city’s diverse neighborhoods and cyclist groups, relying on on-the-ground insight to build the Bublr network and user base. Bublr will reflect Milwaukee’s diverse population through board participation, volunteer efforts, and an ongoing bicycle mechanic internship for Milwaukee’s youth.

Create an Accessible System

Bublr Bikes is committed to creating a bike share system that is accessible to as many people as possible. A ride starts at $0.25 per minute. Subsidized and discounted passes are available to income-qualified individuals. Additionally, Bublr’s how-to videos are closed captioned, Bublr’s customer service line is equipped to receive text messages, and the Bublr website is compatible with screen reading software. Bublr’s bikes are also designed to be rideable by as many people as possible, with low, step-through frames and upright seating. Bublr also provides Adaptive Cycles for riders with disabilities. These bikes include Side by Side and Single Seat tricycles and Handcycles.

Build Encouragement and Engagement Programs

Bublr Bikes will develop programs — including pass giveaways, safety education, and community outreach — to encourage first-time riders to try Bublr. Bublr will customize programs to serve diverse audiences, recognizing the distinct barriers each audience may face when considering Bublr Bikes.



Team Bublr

Staff

Laura Bolger, Executive Director

Andrew Ditto, User Experience Director

John Dereszynski, Station Manager

Emmy Yates, Operations Director

Daniela Lopez, Community Outreach Manager

Kadeam Wilson, Finance Manager

Elizabeth Grout, Sponsorship and Outreach Manager

Jordy Melrood, Service Manager

Stefhon Hubbard, Weekend Operations Manager

Tom Wanderer, System Tech



Board of Directors

Rese Schneider, Discovery World
Board President

Bruce Keyes, Foley & Lardner, LLP,
Board Chair and Co-Founder

Barry Mainwood, Mainly Editing
Board Vice President and Co-Founder

Angela Sprau
Board Treasurer

Tonieh Welland, Board Secretary

Members at Large

Kenge Adams, Connect Business Consulting and RISE Cycles

Mike Amsden, City of Milwaukee

Jay Burseth, Radio Milwaukee

Jennifer Ferguson, City of Wauwatosa

Noel Kegel, Wheel and Sprocket

Eugene Manzanet, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

John Miller, Arenberg Holdings LLC

Bob Monnat, Mandel Group

Diane Raines, MMSD

Brian Bennet,  Northwest Mutual

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