get validated & ride with biketown for free

As you know, Validated lets shops and restaurants cover transportation costs for their customers. When you shop and dine at businesses listed in the Validated app, you can earn credits that can be transferred to any mobility app in the Validated network, including Lyft, Luxe, and PayPal (for parking and public transit)… and now BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share program.

With 1,000 bikes at 100 stations across the city, BIKETOWN makes exploring Portland fun and convenient; and with Validated, their already affordable rates are nearly negligible! But the partnership is bigger than bikes. It’s about the businesses that make Portland great – so to kick off the partnership, we’re launching a campaign to encourage people to do two things this season: shop local and explore freely.

#GetValidated when you fill your #BIKETOWNbasket

In the days and weeks to follow, we’ll be showcasing BIKETOWNbaskets brimming with awesome products from a few of the Validated businesses that make Portland great: Arc’teryx, Bridge & Burn, Compound Gallery, Deadstock Coffee, EcoVibe Apparel, MadeHere PDX, Marine Layer, SEE, and The Athletic Community

As the countdown to Christmas shrinks and the stress and cost of holiday shopping grow, recoup your costs by enjoying the season. Shop and dine at Validated businesses and use the credits you earn to get around for free. Use BIKETOWN to explore freely or go directly to where you want to go.

This holiday season, eat, drink, and #GetValidated! Shop local, fill your #BIKETOWNbasket, and spread the spirit by sharing your adventures.

Check back here for the showcase!

( 📸 cred: Dylan VanWeelden )