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

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DH Toronto Staff May 11, 2017 1:32 am 1,084

As if bypassing a commute on the TTC isn’t reward enough, Biko is a newly launched app that sweetens the deal of cycling with a point system redeemable for discounts and freebies at local Toronto businesses.

The app is free to download and once installed tracks movement through GPS to award one digital reward point (called a “biko”) for every kilometre traveled.

“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.”

Biko is the brainchild of Colombian entrepreneurs Enrique Cuellar, Emilio Pombo and Tomas Bleier who launched in 2015 and have since expanded into five cities within Colombia, Mexico, and now Canada (including Vancouver and Toronto).

Among the Toronto partners offering incentives to cycle through Biko are a variety of restaurants, cafes, fitness studios and cycling retailers.

Here’s where you can use Biko rewards in Toronto:

Jimmy’s Coffee

  • Free cold brew (10 bikos)
  • Free premium iced coffee / tea (15 bikos)

Fresh Restaurants

  • $20 gift card (100 bikos)
  • 15% off takeout (20 bikos)
  • $2 off cold pressed juice (15 bikos)
  • $3 off BBQ burger (10 bikos)
  • $2 off fresh juice or smoothie (10 bikos)

Foodora

  • $12 off your first order

Henderson Brewing

  • $25 gift card (125 bikos)
  • free VIP tasting (30 bikos)

Urbane Cyclist

  • $40 off a tune up (125 bikos)
  • 50% off Dosun light (20 bikos)
  • Free Giro Helmet (175 bikos)
  • 50% off Abus lock (125 bikos)

Two Wheel Gear

  • $25 off a pannier backpack (50 bikos)
  • $50 off classic garment pannier (100 bikos)

Skullcandy

  • 20% off speakers (65 bikos)
  • 20 % off sport headphones (25 bikos)
  • 20% off wireless accessories (60 bikos)

dish & DU/ER

  • $10 off your online purchase (30 bikos)

B Yoga

  • 20% off your purchase (35 bikos)
  • 15% off your purchase (25 bikos)

Bedface

  • 35% off your order (60 bikos)
  • free pillowcases (50 bikos)
  • free shipping (20 bikos)

Thuggies

  • $15 off your order (55 bikos)
  • free shipping (50 bikos)
  • $15 off (30 bikos)

YYoga

  • 50% off drop in class (35 bikos)
  • Free drop in class (65 bikos)

Big Rock Brewery

  • Free brewery tour & tasting (30 bikos)
  • Free growler & fill (45 bikos)

Liberty Commons

  • Free lunch item (up to $20) (70 bikos)
  • Free brunch item (up to $20) (70 bikos)

Amsterdam Brewing

  • Free 6 pack (60 bikos)

Dutil denim

  • 50% off commuter jacket (200 bikos)
  • Free bike lights with every purchase (5 bikos)

YNOT

  • Free pedals with the purchase of pedal straps
  • Buy one get one 30% off (apparel only)
  • Free u-lock holster (when you spend $100)
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