Grants and Grantees

The Better Bike Share Partnership has funded many initiatives to pilot, support and share strategies to increase the access to and use of shared micromobility in low-income and BIPOC communities since its inception. Opportunities have included:

  • Challenge Grants: Matching grants awarded to partnerships of cities, bike share systems and community-based organizations.
  • Research Grants: Funding for academic institutions conducting studies to shed light on the barriers, incentives, practices, environment and other factors that increase or inhibit bike share ridership.
  • Mini-grants: Small, focused awards to support modest programs or activities.
  • Living Lab Cities: New in 2020, this program will support four cities taking a deep dive into addressing a barrier or capitalizing on an opportunity to make the use of shared micromobility easier, safer and more accessible in BIPOC communities. 

Use our search function below for more information on what programs we have funded and what we learned!

Explore Our Grantees

Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville

Project Name: Art, Bikes and Books for All!
Organization: Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, Nashville Public Library, Dope City Music Pedalers, BCycle
Amount awarded: $9,500.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Austin B-cycle

Project Name: Austin Bike Share Equity Project
Organization: Austin B-cycle
Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

Bike Miami Valley

Project Name: West Dayton Community Outreach
Organization: Bike Miami Valley
Amount awarded: $6,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Bike Share Pittsburgh

Project Name: Building Mobility Justice in Pittsburgh
Organization: Bike Share Pittsburgh
Amount awarded: $9,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Bikeshare Hawaii

Project Name: Biki Ambassador Project
Organization: Bikeshare Hawaii
Amount awarded: $7,770.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

BIKETOWN

Project Name: BIKETOWN
Organization: City of Portland, OR
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Bluebikes

Project Name: Boston Bikes Hubway Equity Project
Organization: Blue Bikes
Amount awarded: $51,760.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

Blue Krewe

Project Name: Blue Bikes Community Liaisons Program
Organization: Blue Krewe, Blue Bikes
Amount awarded: $6,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Breeze Bike Share

Project Name: Free Breeze Bike Share for Covid-19 Recovery
Organization: City of Santa Monica
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority

Project Name: Segundo Barrio Mural Bikes
Organization: Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority
Amount awarded: $4,300.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Charlotte B-cycle

Project Name: Charlotte B-cycle Free Wheelin’ Fridays
Organization: Charlotte B-cycle
Amount awarded: $20,000.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

Chicago Department of Transportation (DOT)

Project Name: Divvy for Everyone
Organization: Chicago Department of Transportation (DOT)
Amount awarded: $75,000.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

Cincy Red Bike

Project Name: Red Bike Go Community Rides
Organization: Cincy Bike Share
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

City of Fort Lauderdale

Project Name: Bike-N-Ride: Linking Bike Sharing With Transit Through Art Tours That Highlight Community Narratives
Organization: City of Fort Lauderdale
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

CoGo Bike Share

Project Name: Better Bike Share for an Active Linden
Organization: City of Columbus OH Health Department
Amount awarded: $8,550.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Community Cycling Center

Project Name: Increasing Low-Income and Latinx Ridership on Portland’s BIKETOWN
Organization: Community Cycling Center, Biketown
Amount awarded: $9,400.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Des Moines Street Collective/Des Moines BCycle

Project Name: Beautification of Downtown BCycle Station
Organization: Des Moines Street Collective/Des Moines BCycle
Amount awarded: $5,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Equiticity

Project Name: The Go Hub Community Mobility Rituals
Organization: Equiticity, Divvy
Amount awarded: $9,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Explore Bike Share

Project Name: Let's Ride It Out 2.0
Organization: Explore Bike Share
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Family Matters

Project Name: Justice on Wheels 2021
Organization: Family Matters
Amount awarded: $8,600.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Fort Worth Bike Sharing

Project Name: COVID-19
Organization: Fort Worth Bike Sharing
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative

Project Name: Golden Rollers: Introduction to BCycle and Micromobility for Older Adults
Organization: Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, BCycle San Antonio
Amount awarded: $5,640.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Green Apple Bikes, Inc.

Project Name: Share Boxes for Bike Share Racks
Organization: Green Apple Bikes, Inc.
Amount awarded: $1,800.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Hawaii Island Bikeshare

Project Name: Hawaii Island Bike Share
Organization: PATH - People Advocacy for Trails Hawaii
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Healthy Ride

Project Name: Supporting Essential Workers in Pittsburgh
Organization: Bike Share Pittsburgh
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Healthy Ride

Project Name: Community Ambassador Revamp
Organization: Bike Share Pittsburgh
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Heartland BCycle

Project Name: Heartland B-cycle Emergency Response
Organization: Heartland Bikeshare
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Heartland BCycle

Project Name: Community Art Bike Mobile Display & Recognition: Celebrating Community through Mobile Art
Organization: Heartland Bike Share
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Houston Bcycle

Project Name: COVID-19 Relief Funding
Organization: Houston Bikeshare
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Houston BCycle

Project Name: GO Pass Ambassador Campaign
Organization: Houston Bike Share
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Houston Bike Share

Project Name: Wheels to Work
Organization: Houston Bike Share, BCycle
Amount awarded: $7,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022

Midwest Bikeshare, Inc./Bublr Bikeshare

Project Name: Savvy Cycling
Organization: Midwest Bikeshare, Inc./Bublr Bikeshare
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

MoGo Detroit Bike Share

Project Name: Connecting Fitzgerald Through Bike Share
Organization: MoGo Detroit Bike Share
Amount awarded: $7,200.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Oaks and Spokes

Project Name: The Way We Move: Making Biking Accessible for All in Raleigh
Organization: Oaks and Spokes
Amount awarded: $6,500.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

OneFifteen

Project Name: Roll to Recovery
Organization: OneFifteen
Amount awarded: $6,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Indiana Pacers Bike Share

Project Name: Transit Champ
Organization: Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Amount awarded: $6,250.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Pacoima Beautiful

Project Name: People for Mobility Justice ElectroBicis in Pacoima
Organization: Pacoima Beautiful
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

PikeRide

Project Name: PikeRide and Springs Rescue Mission Collaboration
Organization: Springs Rescue Mission
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Shared Mobility Inc./Reddy Bikeshare

Project Name: Reddy E-Bike Library Ambassadors
Organization: Shared Mobility Inc./Reddy Bikeshare
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Project Name: Building Up Bike Share in Bedford Stuyvesant
Organization: The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Amount awarded: $75,000.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

The District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation (DOT)

Project Name: Capital Bikeshare Outreach Resources for Community Organizations
Organization: The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DOT)
Amount awarded: $25,000.00
Grant cycle: Challenge Grant 2015-16

MoGo Detroit Bike Share

Project Name: Keeping Detroit Moving During COVID-19
Organization: DDP Bike Share Corp.
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

PikeRide

Project Name: PikeRide COVID-19 response
Organization: PikeRide, Inc.
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Reddy Bikeshare

Project Name: Reddy to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
Organization: Shared Mobility Inc.
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Des Moines Bcycle

Project Name: Des Moines BCycle Operations Relief
Organization: Street Collective
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Bluebikes

Project Name: Bluebikes Essential Worker Monthly Membership Program
Organization: Boston Transportation Department, Active Transportation Team
Grant cycle: Emergency Grant Response Spring 2020

Tulsa Bike Share - This Machine

Project Name: Latinx Community Outreach
Organization: Tulsa Bike Share
Amount awarded: $7,600.00
Grant cycle: Mini Grant Spring 2020

Thrive Allen County

Project Name: Allen County Micromobility Education Program
Organization: Thrive Allen County
Amount awarded: $5,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Tulsa Bike Share/This Machine

Project Name: North Tulsa Expansion/African American Community Outreach
Organization: Tulsa Bike Share/This Machine
Amount awarded: $10,000.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2021

Tulsa Bike Share/This Machine

Project Name: Equity Memberships
Organization: Tulsa Bike Share/This Machine
Amount awarded: $8,500.00
Grant cycle: Mini-Grants 2022