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Citi Bike to offer free passes on Election Day

Citi Bike’s parent company, Motivate, is hoping to encourage folks to get out and vote

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Motivate, the parent company for Citi Bike, is making it easier for people to get to the polls on Election Day, which is November 6.

The company is planning on offering unlimited bike rides all day in New York City and eight other cities, in order to assist people in making their way to the polls, reports Streetsblog NYC. The move was prompted by a study that found many young Americans that are eligible to vote don’t do so because of poor transportation options.

“We want to make it easier than ever to pedal to the polls this Election Day,” said Julie Wood, a spokesperson for Motivate.

New Yorkers can get a hold of the free pass by entering the code “BIKETOVOTE” in the Citi Bike app on Tuesday, November 6. If you’re curious about where the nearest Citi Bike dock is located, you can check their map here. If you’re in the Bronx, you can check for one of Citi Bike’s dockless bikes; and you can also try your luck at landing one of the company’s 200 e-bikes that are scattered around the city.