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Santa Barbara Public Library adds BCycle Passes to Library of Things Collection

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Santa Barbara Public Library is thrilled to partner with Santa Barbara BCycle to expand access to their eBike share program to the Santa Barbara community. With the addition of BCycle to SBPL’s Library of Things collection, BCycle and presenting sponsor Bosch are hoping to expose more residents to the benefits of electric bikes available in the community. Electric bikes are a convenient, safe, and sustainable form of transportation.

Beginning May 26, library cardholders can check out a BCycle pass from the Central Library. BCycle passes can be borrowed for one week, and patrons have unlimited, one-hour rides for the duration of the checkout period. Additional passes will be available at the Eastside Library and the Library on the Go van later this summer.

The BCycle Library Pass Program is made possible with support from Bosch. Bosch eBike systems power Santa Barbara BCycle’s growing fleet of 250 pedal-assist electric bikes, and are now powering bike share access for more riders in the Santa Barbara community.

Santa Barbara Public Library and BCycle will host a kick-off event for residents to learn more and ride eBikes for free on Thursday, May 25, at East Beach next to Reunion Kitchen from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by the Library on the Go van to get a library card, check out books, and take a BCycle eBike for a test ride! Representatives from BCycle, Santa Barbara Public Library, and Bosch will be available to talk with residents and media about the impact they hope the bike share’s new access initiative will bring to the community.

Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library online at for information about programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Contact: Ariana Bilek, Senior Librarian
Phone: (805) 564-5659