Did you know May is National Bike Month? And we do love bikes here at Citrix Raleigh. Thursday, May 2, was a big day for Raleigh and a big day for our Citrix team as we joined with our partners as the City of Raleigh, Bewegen, and Corps Logistics officially cut the ribbon on Citrix Cycle, Raleigh’s bikeshare program, after a successful soft launch period during which riders logged more than 5,000 miles.

“With the launch of Citrix Cycle, we’re honored to have the opportunity give back to the community and we hope to make it an even better place to live,” Citrix Raleigh Site Leader Nate Spilker, right, said. “We’re excited to help promote healthy lifestyles, improve accessibility for more people, provide a safe transportation alternative, and add a little fun and even a splash of color.”

Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem Corey Branch added an official declaration of Friday, May 3, as Raleigh Bikeshare Day.

Everyone joined to cut the ceremonial ribbon, marking the official launch of Citrix Cycle. After taking questions from media, guests took a celebratory ride around the neighborhood.

A launch party was held Friday evening to coincide with the kickoff of National Bike Month and Raleigh’s First Friday art gallery openings. Guests won Citrix Cycle t-shirts, memberships, water bottles, and other prizes while enjoying a beverage brewed by Citrix neighbors (and fellow bike-enthusiasts) at Crank Arm Brewery.

Citrix strives to power a world where people can be connected to their digital spaces and their physical spaces with ease. Citrix Cycle has created mobility opportunities for residents, visitors, and employees, while reducing carbon footprints and increasing options for physical activity.

The design of the Citrix Cycle system was led and created by our local employees, giving it a distinctly “Raleigh” feel. Employees and their families have access to discounted annual memberships, as well as single rides. In the future, Citrix employees will have the chance to volunteer with Corps Logistics, the veteran-owned and run bikeshare operations group charged with upkeep of the system.

With 30 stations throughout the city center and 300 bikes for rent. Citrix Cycle offers discounts for students and qualified residents. Standard pricing is $2 for a one-way trip, $6 for a daily pass, $20 for a monthly membership, and $85 for an annual membership (memberships include unlimited 45-minute trips).

Look for Citrix Cycle around downtown Raleigh and stay up to date by following us on Twitter at @CitrixCycle.