Castle Rock’s version of B-cycle is free for four hours at a time

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What’s the catch here, Castle Rock?

In Denver, you can’t ride the city’s bike-sharing service for more than 60 minutes without a special membership. And if you go longer, you still end up with a $5 fee for every 30 minutes. And that’s best-case scenario — most trips are only supposed to last 30 minutes.

YourHub reports that the Castle Rock FreeCycle program only has 25 cruisers. To get one, you have to go online, create an account and make a reservation first. That’s because the free bikes are part of a program put on by Castle Rock Adventists Hospital, along with other partners.

Still, having access to a bike for four hours is pretty good.

“We didn’t want cost to be a barrier to wellness,” Castle Rock Adventist CEO Todd Folkenberg told the paper. “This way it’s accessible and available to the entire community.”

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