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Residents get a free hour of Blue Bikes every day during September

Aug. 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Been curious about Blue Bikes, New Orleans’ first bike-share program sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana? Now is your chance to take a free ride and enjoy a healthy, green way to both work and play in the Big Easy. 

During September, New Orleanians can ride Blue Bikes for up to one hour each day at no charge.

How it Works:

  • Riders with Monthly, University or Reduced-Fare Blue Bikes memberships will get an email with a promo code that they can use for a daily one-hour ride credited to their accounts.
  • Riders with existing Pay-As-You-Go memberships will not need to do anything; Blue Bikes will automatically provide the first hour of ride time every day at no charge.
  • New to Blue Bikes? Sign up at or download the Social Bicycles App from the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play. You will need to enter a valid credit card to create your Blue Bikes account.
  • The free daily hour can be used in increments or all at once! Additional ride time will be billed at 13 cents per minute.
  • Show us how you use your free hour on social media, with the hashtag #BlueDat. Riders can also tag Blue Bikes on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Remember to always lock Blue Bikes within the system area to avoid additional fees. Find an updated map of the system area at or the Social Bicycles app.

As of Oct. 1, all Blue Bikes memberships go back to the regular rates. For more information on Blue Bikes memberships, the system map or to sign up, visit Details on the September promotion are online at

About Blue Bikes
Blue Bikes is a fast, convenient and affordable transportation system for residents and visitors to move around New Orleans. The bike share program is a partnership among the City of New Orleans, Social Bicycles and title sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Sign up to ride at

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.

With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.

Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.