TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 WHAT EXACTLY IS DECOBIKE?
3 OUR RIDE TO WORK PROGRAM
4 RIDE TO WORK MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
5 BENEFITS OF OUR RIDE TO WORK PROGRAM
6 HOW WE HELP TO GET THE WORD OUT
8 WANT TO HOST A DECOBIKE STATION
9 SOUTH BEACH DECOSTATIONS
10 STATION LIST BY NEIGHBORHOOD
13 lbs. their
(League of American Cyclists)
Why do people commute by bicycle?
95% ride for health and fitness
82% do it for the environment
52% bike to avoid traffic congestion
46% ride to save money on gasoline
34% want to avoid car parking costs
the air or
(Harvard University) 2000)
DECOBIKE puts European-style bike sharing on the
map. Our custom solar-powered DECOSTATIONS give
you access to our DECOBIKES, which are always ready
and can take you where you need to go. This system
allows members to check a DECOBIKE out from any
station 24/7 and simply return it to any station in the
city when done.
DECOBIKE’s primary goals:
• to replace those short trips normally made by car
• to increase community mobility
• improve upon community health
• reduce overall need for automobiles and fossil fuels
• help rid the atmosphere of harmful air pollution
• fill in gap in existing transit systems to make the last
quarter mile to mile connection.
2011 US Conference of Mayors Outstanding
Achievement of City Livability Award for DECOBIKE
Hundreds of mayors and cities compete for this highly
coveted award for innovative and successful programs
the improve the quality of life for city residents.
2011 Dream in Green
Leadership, Vision and Environmental Stewardship,
2011 Sustainable South Florida Award
Best in Green Finalist
WHAT EXACTLY IS DECOBIKE?
and healthcare costs. While biking to work might not
be feasible for all employees, by offering our Ride To
Work program, you are encouraging your employees to
be active stewards of their personal and environmental
health, which can help your company in ways you may
WHY BE BIKE FRIENDLY?
• No more commuting nightmares
• Improve employee health
• Parking bliss
• Increase efficiency
• Better employees
Best of all, being bike-friendly reduces and offsets
your company’s carbon footprint and promotes a
positive urban community impact while generating
unparalleled goodwill for your organization.
Public bicycle sharing programs are the newest and most
innovative form of public transportation to hit the streets in
decades. Encouraging your staff to utilize bike sharing as
a part of their daily commute is a great way to promote
a sustainable urban transportation initiative and create a
healthier, more productive workforce. Just as important,
businesses can significantly reduce their costs and
headaches associated with employee and guest parking.
DECOBIKE is here to help deliver these great benefits
at no cost for your business thanks to federal bicycle
Introducing the DECOBIKE Ride to Work Program.
Our Ride to Work program gives your employees the
freedom to use DECOBIKE throughout their workday
as a quick and simple way to get to and from the
workplace, as well as the fastest way to run errands
around town. DECOBIKE puts 1,000 bicycles at their
fingertips, 24/7. With approximately 100 stations
located from South Beach to North
Beach, getting around the city
has never been easier.
to Work program
is not only a great
way to energize
and motivate your
employees, but also
a proven way to cut
down on insurance
OUR RIDE TO WORK™ PROGRAM
• Encourage employees to become members of the
Decobike bike share program or open a DECOBIKE
Ride to Work program for your organization.
• Entice employees to participate in a company-wide
biking challenge and other fun activities.
DECOBIKE works closely with employers to help
administer our Ride to Work program. DECOBIKE
provides monthly account statements to the employer for
their accounting records, which are used to obtain the
tax offset for their participating employees. A dedicated
DECOBIKE representative will help make participation in
the program stress-free.
GROUP RATE PROGRAM
We understand that not all organizations are in a position
to offer their employees the commuter program as a part
of their benefits package – perhaps you’re a nonprofit or
a business organization without a federal tax liability. To
this end, we have created a Group Discount program for
organizations with ten (10) or more employees that are
interested in biking to work.
Please speak to your DECOBIKE Account Executive
about how to participate in our Group Discount
COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT PROGRAM
The Bicycle Commuter Act is a simple solution to put
cyclists on the same footing as people who receive
qualified federal transportation benefits for taking other
forms of public transportation to and from work.
Under current U.S. law, federal commuter benefits
are only available through an employer. An employee
cannot directly take advantage of these tax benefits.
The Internal Revenue Code, Section 132(a),
provides for employers to be reimbursed for the cost
of bike commuting expenses via an offset against
the employer’s federal tax liability of up to $20 per
month (or a maximum of $240 per year) for each
participating employee, effective
January 1, 2009.
While our Ride to Work program offers a convenient way
for employees to lower or eliminate their commuting costs,
the program offers other benefits as well. The program
offers an employer the ability to enhance their
benefits package with an incentive that can be used to
attract and retain qualified employees in areas with
bike-sharing access, limited parking availability and as a
desirable health and wellness initiative.
Participating employees simply submit a monthly voucher
to their employer confirming they used a bike as a part
of their commute to work at least 10 times that month.
Employees that take advantage of the federal bike
commuter subsidy are ineligible for other federal
transportation benefits during the months they participate
in our Ride to Work program. Please note, that unlike the
other qualified transportation fringe benefits, a qualified
bicycle commuting reimbursement benefit cannot be
funded through employee pre-tax income.
Be a part of the DECOBIKE Ride to Work program by
offering the following incentives to your employees:
• Participation in the federal bike commuter benefit
• Unlimited-rides and 24/7 access to all DECOBIKE
bikes and stations
• Complimentary DECOBIKE helmet for each
OUR RIDE TO WORK™ MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
BIKING REDUCES PARKING COSTS
When employees bike to work, they reduce the demand
for parking spaces. This can help lower the cost of
employer-paid parking as well as free up valuable
parking for your guests or customers. The square footage
necessary for one vehicle parking space can provide
enough room to park 8 bicycles, which can serve dozens
of people each and every day.
• Free up parking for your guests or customers.
• Reduce your need to offer or reimburse for
• Happier employees lead to less employee turnover
• Not waiting in rush-hour traffic can help lead to a less
stressful workday and a more productive employee.
• Supporting bike commuting is much less expensive
than an in-office fitness facility or gym memberships.
EMERGENCY RIDE HOME PROGRAM
The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program provides free
taxi service for registered commuters in Miami-Dade
County in the event of an unexpected emergency 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Think of it as “commuter
insurance.” Ask your DECOBIKE Account Executive how
the program works.
With all these benefits available, what are you waiting
for? Get your employees and your organization
moving towards a healthier, greener future today!
BENEFITS OF OUR RIDE TO WORK™ PROGRAM
When employers support biking to work programs,
they provide a service that is highly-valued by employees
that is also cost-effective, beneficial for the environment
and important for the future success of their company,
as well as the overall health and well-being of their
employees. Our Ride to Work program can help with
employee issues such as:
• Monthly parking costs
• Health care costs
• High turnover rates
• Low morale
• Decreased productivity
EMPLOYEES WHO EXERCISE REGULARLY HAVE
LOWER HEALTH COSTS AND LESS SICK DAYS
The US Department of Health Human Services (HHS)
reports that physical activity saves employers between
6 - 32% in health costs per year. Physically fit people
are also sick an average of two less days per year than
people who are not physically fit. Commuting to work by
bicycle solves transportation issues as well as increases
health and vitality.
who bike to
(Gordon-Larsen, P., et al.,
DECOBIKE can assist you every step of the way
to help promote and market this new and exciting
benefit to your employees as you implement your
Ride to Work program.
Our team will happily work closely with you to design
promotional flyers, emails and memos as well as planning
educational seminars or fairs to spread the word about
your new employee benefit. We can create a customized
plan of action to ensure all employees learn about our
Ride to Work program.
HOW WE HELP GET THE WORD OUT
spends $7,179 per
year on owning and
(Bureau of Transportation
ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION
There are numerous ways to get the word out and
encourage your employees to participate in this transit
• Send out email notifications and reminders
• Display posters and flyer in high traffic area
of your office
• Include information packets with paychecks
• Include an article in your company newsletter
• Provide information on your company’s intranet
• Include information in your New Hire packets
commute to/from work at least 10 days per month.
Can participating employees also use DECOBIKE
for personal use when not at the workplace?
Yes! One of the biggest perks of our Ride to Work
program is that employees can use DECOBIKE 24
hours per day, 7 days per week - even if it is for fun,
exercise or leisure.
Is there a security deposit required for each
participating employer or employee?
No security deposit is required, however, each employee
must furnish a credit or debit card in the event they do
not return the bike or incur late fees. Employees are
responsible for an additional usage fees if they keep a
bike out beyond 60 minutes without docking it into the
If an employee fails to return a bike on-time, is the
employer responsible for any late fees?
No, the employee is responsible for all late fees.
Late fees are billed direct to the employee’s credit or
debit card on file.
Who is responsible for maintaining the bikes?
DECOBIKE takes care of all maintenance issues with
What proof is needed from a participating
employee that they used a DECOBIKE at least
10 days in a month to qualify for bicycle
Employees will submit a voucher for each calendar
month in which they participated. Employer retains the
vouchers for their records. We provide them online for
your employees to download and print each month.
What records are provided to employer from
DECOBIKE to utilize the federal bicycle
DECOBIKE provides a monthly statement outlining the
participating employees and costs associated with our
Ride to Work memberships.
How do employers receive a tax benefit through
the DECOBIKE program?
At tax time, employers receive an equal offset for each
qualified employee participating in our Ride to Work
program as a part of the federal bicycle commuter
What is the savings/benefit amount for the each
This federal tax incentive covers bike expenses up to
$20 per calendar month, per participating employee
(to a max of $240 per year, per employee)
What types of businesses can participate in
Any for-profit business with an annual federal tax liability.
My company is a non-profit (or LLC or Government
agency) how can we participate?
Non-profits or LLC’s can participate in our GROUP Rate
program, which gives you a discounted rate but does
not have a tax break assocaited with it. For Government
employees, we offer a discounted Government rate.
Please ask your DECOBIKE Account Executive for more
details on how to particiapte.
What does an employee need to do to qualify for
our Ride To Work™ program and the federal
bicycle commuter benefits?
To qualify for the bicycle commuter incentives, an
employee must utilize a DECOBIKE as a part of their
Some businesses and organizations that do not have
a DECOSTATION on-site or in the immediate area may
qualify for a station to be installed on their premises.
Whether your property is a hotel, condominium,
retail/shopping center or office building, we strive to
make DECOBIKE available to as many riders as possible
and will work closely with property owners to achieve
The presence of a DECOSTATION enhances the value of
most commercial and multi-family properties by improving
mobility and access to customers, staff and residents.
This is another chance to get involved with our “green”
Contact your DECOBIKE Account Executive today for
WANT TO HOST A DECOBIKE STATION?
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