Private real estate company, Kettler Management partners with Revolution Cycles so Kettler employees and residents can enjoy the people-managed bike share program at the Revolution Cycles City Hub, in Crystal City, Virginia. This gives resident in sixty-five Kettler Communities, with 15,000 apartments, low cost access to the City Hub’s fleet of Trek Allant bicycles.
The City Hub opened in March of 2010, with a human-operated bike share program. Their focus was to get more people using bicycles, rather than cars.
Kettler says Crystal City residents and local business employees are already benefiting from the bike share program.
“We feel that the Revolution Cycles bike share program is the perfect fit for our residents and employees,” said Karen Kossow, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kettler. “Many DC apartment renters don’t own their own bikes and this program will allow them to enjoy all of the fabulous trails that the DC area has to offer.” Kettler is known for its exceptional amenities in pedestrian-friendly communities, and is the first DC Metro area land developer to offer bike share access to all its residents and employees.
Revolution Cycles, Inc. was established in 1997, in Georgetown, by Mike Hamannwright, President and CEO, and Santiago “Pinkey” Gonzalez, Vice President and lead mechanic. The company expanded in 2002 to a flagship store in Clarendon, Virginia, and again in 2004, to Rockville, Maryland and in Stafford, Virginia.
Revolution Cycles bike share program is perfect fit for residents and employees
Recently, the Washington Post Express named Revolution Cycles DC’s 2010 Best Bike Shop. That was just the most recent award. In 2008, the League of American Bicyclists named them Consumer’s Choice Bicycle Shop. They were also listed in the Top 100 US Bicycle Retailers in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010.