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Revolutionary biking app that rewards cyclists coming to Vancouver

Biko essentially pays its users to cycle. You download the app to your mobile device, then every time you get on your bike you earn "Bikos" — one for every kilometre you peddle. In turn, Bikos can be redeemed for rewards. The rewards are accumulated through partnerships with local businesses and charities. Something like Starbucks would be a natural. Thirty-five Bikos might bag you a latte, for example…

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Portland businesses reward riders through new ‘Biko’ smartphone app

The basic idea is pretty simple: The app tracks your trips and gives you a “Biko” for every milekilometer you ride. You can then redeem these Bikos at any number of local shops for discounts and deals. Just whip out your phone, show your screen to the cashier, and get your reward. The app already has 167,000 users worldwide…

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New bike app rewards Toronto cyclists with beer, burgers, coffee

“We are thrilled to launch in Toronto and join the city’s efforts in growing its cycling network,” says Emilio Pombo, Co-Founder of Biko in a press release. “Incentivizing cycling through rewards can help reduce Toronto’s carbon emissions, and we have the data to prove it. By choosing to ride their bicycles, our users have collectively reduced carbon emissions by 2,608 tonnes globally.”…

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Biko app rewards you with free stuff every time you bike in Toronto

Biko, a free mobile app that launched in Bogota, Colombia, in 2015, has launched in Toronto today (May 10). The app tracks a user’s movements through GPS to earn digital rewards, which can be traded in for actual rewards such as discounts and freebies from local businesses. For every kilometre travelled, users earn one Biko point…

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Bike, walk. Jump on a scooter or a skateboard. And then you get beer (or other rewards) for saving the planet

If you love pedaling or walking, skateboarding or using a foot-powered scooter when you explore a destination, a new app rewards you for leaving the car behind and helping the environment. Biko (www.bikoapp.com) is a free app for iPhones and Android phones that helps users track and calculate their rides, enabling them to earn free beer, movie tickets and discounts based on kilometers ridden…

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'Cartagena Pedalea', iniciativa de la Alcaldía para promover la bicicleta como transporte urbano

La Alcaldía de Cartagena con el apoyo de la Financiera de Desarrollo Teritorial- Findeter, la Embajada de Holanda, la organización Despacio, la consultora holandesa JB Mobility y la aplicación móvil Biko, empezaron la campaña ‘Cartagena Pedalea’, iniciativa que busca promover el uso de la bicicleta como transporte urbano, con el fin de convertir a la Heroica en una ciudad más sostenible ambientalmente hablando…

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New cycling app Biko offers Vancouverites food, beer, and charitable incentives to commute by bike

The free mobile app allows cyclists to record their bike rides by tracking the kilometres traveled, calories burned, and grams of carbon-dioxide emissions saved in each commute. The program does this by detecting movement to ensure that users are getting physically active…

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Bike for beer: App rewards users for active lifestyle

A tech startup from South America aims to help Vancouver reach its goal of becoming the world’s greenest city, by rewarding people for physical activity.Biko, which originally launched in Colombia and has since spread to Mexico City, is primarily focused on cycling, but also works when people jog, walk or skateboard. Vancouver is the first city in Canada or the United States to get the app iPhones and Android phones that helps users track and calculate their rides, enabling them to earn free beer…

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Startup wants to reward Vancouver cyclists with frequent biking miles

Cyclists can use the app to track their bike rides, and earn a “biko” point for every kilometre ridden. They can then redeem their points at participating businesses for discounted food or services. The benefit to businesses is increased customer traffic, and being able to feature their participation in the program as part of a commitment to sustainability, Pombo said…

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Biko te pagará por usar tu bicicleta en la CDMX

Por cada kilómetro recorrido, esta aplicación genera una moneda conocida como “biko”. En la medida en que cada usuario use la aplicación cuando se monte en su bicicleta irá acumulando la cantidad de kilómetros recorridos en bikos, los cuales podrá canjear por descuentos para entradas al cine, promociones en restaurantes, rifas de boletos de avión, descuentos en gimnasios, entre otros…

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Esta app te recompensará por usar tu bicicleta

Por cada kilómetro recorrido, la aplicación te otorga una especie de moneda, un 'Biko', y al acumularlos tienes la posibilidad de utilizarlos en negocios asociados, como restaurantes, tiendas de bicicletas, hoteles, cines y aerolíneas, entre otros establecimientos…

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Recompensas para ciclistas urbanos

Biko es una plataforma digital que busca incentivar y promover el uso de las bicicletas en las ciudades, esto a través de beneficios, descuentos u ofertas a sus usuarios. La idea nació de la pregunta ¿cómo hacemos para que más gente use bicicleta? de alguna manera nosotros le vamos a pagar a la gente por moverse en ella’ nos cuenta Emilio Pombo, co-fundador de la aplicación…

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Una bicicleta para transformar Bogotá

Es así como nació Biko, una aplicación para celular que incentiva y recompensa al ciudadano por realizar una buena acción: la de usar la cicla en el día a día. Y es que, por cada kilómetro recorrido en este medio de transporte, el usuario recibe un biko…

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Biko, la herramienta para que la bicicleta sea una alternativa de movilidad en Bogotá

La aplicación móvil tiene como objetivos incentivar y facilitar el uso de la bicicleta, de esta forma ayudar a descongestionar la ciudad…

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Biko, la aplicación para moverse en bicicleta

Pedalear sí paga. Ese podría ser el lema de Biko, una aplicación pensada, diseñada y desarrollada por jóvenes colombianos que busca promover el uso de la bicicleta en Bogotá…

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Biko, la opción colombiana para incentivar el uso de la bicicleta

Se ha preguntado cómo vivir más saludablemente y a la vez aportar algo al planeta? La respuesta es fácil y viene en forma de aplicación: Biko no solo le dice qué rutas seguir, sino que por cada kilómetro le da plata virtual que puede cambiar por premios o donar…

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Colombian app builds rewards into bicycle culture

Las Vegas (AFP) - Bogota-based startup Biko is out to make bicycling pay off for riders in traffic-choked cities around the world. Biko (www.bikoapp.com) is a free app for iPhones and Android phones that helps users track and calculate their rides. The creators of a mobile app that lets bicyclists track their routes and then rewards them with discounts or deals at local merchants, was at a Collision technology conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday seeking investors to help it spread beyond Colombia …

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