Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bike Pottstown Launches Community Bike Sharing on May 8

Bike Pottstown the first community Bike Sharing program in SE Pennsylvania launches on Thursday May 8.

Here is a description of Bike Pottstown on their website

Bike Pottstown is a community bike share program. The bikes are property of Bike Pottstown and are free for the community to use. To take a bike, you must leave a valid form of identification upon checkout. The bike can be ridden anywhere in the Borough of Pottstown. The bike must be returned by the end of the day, 5 p.m.

The purpose of Bike Pottstown is to promote bicycling as an alternative to driving, and to improve the physical fitness of the community. Bicycling is accepted as an excellent source of excercise, and transportation. By providing bikes for the community to use, Bike Pottstown is removing cars from the road, and promoting physical fitness.

Use Bike Pottstown bikes to: tour the Borough's Historic District, ride on the Schuylkill River Trail, shopping on High Street, spend time with family and friends, get out of the office during lunch!