Boulder Bcycle

Boulder Bcycle gets Google grant of $25,000

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BOULDER, Colorado (Jan. 14, 2011) — Boulder, Colorado’s B-cycle bike sharing program received a major boost this week, with the announcement that the Google Community Grants Fund at the Tides Foundation has provided a $25,000 donation to Boulder B-cycle, as part of Google’s commitment to support innovative ways for using Internet-based technology to reduce environmental impacts and improve the quality of life in the communities where it operates.

The Google Boulder office develops revenue platforms for Ads and digital online goods, Google Docs, Chrome, and Geographic projects. The office has product development teams, sales and marketing personnel.

“This generous donation will go a long way in helping us reach our overall fund raising goals,” said Boulder B-cycle executive director Lewis Wolman, whose organization is holding its official fund raising campaign launch party Friday, January 14, in downtown Boulder. “It’s also important validation when a company like Google gets behind a program like ours. We hope other Boulder-area businesses will be inspired to follow suit.”

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