CHICAGO — Divvy broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 trips tallied throughout the city.
The bike-sharing service said cyclists racked up more than 32,000 miles on Saturday alone, when temperatures climbed to 80 degrees. About a third of the rides were taken by annual members, while more than 7,000 trips belonged to 24-hour users.
Divvy started prepping for spring traffic last week, when the company took 700 bikes out of winter storage.
This weekend's most popular stations were near Navy Pier, Theater on the Lake, the Art Institute of Chicago, Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach.
Next week will be "Divvy Week" in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced. All daily passes will cost $5 instead of $7 from April 21-27. Chicagoans who sign up for new annual memberships will receive Chipotle gift cards, while current members are eligible for promotional discounts.
"We're excited for the season ahead," said Elliott Greenberger, Divvy's general manager. "Divvy wasn't even a transit option last April, so this is our first spring."