In it’s very first week Dayton’s Bike Share program Link is breaking expectations. The program saw over 1,300 trips opening week and over 350 unique users checking out bikes. “We are thrilled to have over 1,300 trips in the first week,” says Executive Director Laura Estandia.
“Link bikes are awesome!” says local South Park resident Betsy Wilson. “My bike is old and is a hassle to drag out of the basement. With my membership, I just pick a bike, head to my destination downtown and check it back in. I live close to downtown, and often walk there, but the Link bike is a lot faster, and great for destinations that are too far for a quick walk. I have used Link bikes for five trips so far, and will be using them regularly in the future.”
Visit the Link booth at Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15 at RiverScape MetroPark from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM, and the first 100 riders will receive a free 24-Hour Membership. You’ll also be able to enjoy a free pancake breakfast. Bike Miami Valley staff will be running a virtual kiosk to accommodate more riders who want to visit RiverScape. Riders can check their bike in at the virtual kiosk at the event.
Sponsors of the program include: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CareSource, City of Dayton, Five Rivers MetroParks, Montgomery County, New Belgium Brewing Company, PNC, Premier Health, Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County’s Creating Healthy Communities Program, Sinclair College, and the University of Dayton.
Link has 24 stations and a fleet of over 200 bikes. Users can purchase 24-Hour Memberships for $5 at station kiosks or a variety of other memberships online including a $65 Annual Membership. All Membership types include unlimited 30 minute checkouts. Link is a program by Bike Miami Valley and Greater Dayton RTA. For more information about Link, visit www.linkdayton.org.