Another Record-Breaking Season for CDPHP Cycle!

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Another Record-Breaking Season for CDPHP Cycle!

Season 6 of program results in more than 80K rides

CDPHP Cycle! Bicycles. 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Dec 21, 2022 –It was announced at The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) board meeting today that the Capital Region’s premier bike-share program, CDPHP Cycle!, has ended season six with another year of record-breaking ridership! Season six saw 80,311 rides and more than 28,600 members in 2022. Our dedicated riders made this possible, and we thank our community for another outstanding season.

“We are beyond thrilled to see record-breaking ridership on CDPHP Cycle! as we continue to grow the program,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “It reinforces the need and want for more mobility options in the Capital Region. We want to thank our riders, partners, and the community for their continued support in making CDPHP Cycle! a huge success. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back in Spring 2023 and to introduce electric bikes.”

“It’s hard to believe that we’ve closed out an incredible, record-breaking sixth season of CDPHP Cycle!,” said John D. Bennett, MD, president, and CEO of CDPHP. “This program is a true testament to the need for a healthier, more sustainable mode of transportation for area residents and visitors. I am immensely proud of the partnership CDPHP has built with CDTA and look forward to an even more exciting season 7!”

Helping to drive record-breaking ridership was new technology and expansion into new areas. The addition of new controllers with faster technology to the entire fleet of bikes made for a more efficient rental process for CDPHP Cycle! members. We also expanded into Menands and Watervliet, where more than 1,200 rides were taken this season. The biggest increase in ridership this year came from Schenectady. The city went from 2,800 rides in 2021, to more than 6,000 rides this season!

In all, the program saw 128,600 miles ridden, 5.1 million calories burned, 113,400 pounds of carbon reduced, and saved $74,600!

CDPHP Cycle! will return in spring 2023, with the introduction of electric bikes, new technology, and more locations. It was also announced at today’s board meeting that CDTA will transition to a new vendor that will manage the CDPHP Cycle! fleet and daily operational services. A three-year contract was awarded to Drop Mobility and Shared Mobility, Inc. For more information, including additional rental fees, rack locations, and more, visit


About CDPHP® 

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 29 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram

About CDTA

CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing local, express, commuter and bus rapid transit services across its five-county service area. CDTA also operates the regional bike-share program, CDPHP Cycle! CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. CDTA was named the 2017 Best Mid-Sized Transportation System in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.

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