Last year, you may have noticed some bike shares around town—a trending service offered around cities all over the world. Why? Convenience, of course! Whether it's going home from the bars, hopping over to the farmers market, or taking a last-minute joy ride on a bluebird day, bike share programs are a must. When you're living in a place like Jackson Hole that allows us to take advantage of beautiful trails and pathways via bike, it makes this program one of the top exciting launches this spring.
The START Bike Share Program launched 55 bikes with 12 stations around Jackson, giving the community the opportunity to pick up their ride in one spot and drop it off at another. What makes this bike share a leading example? START Bike is the first bike share program of its kind, launching with BCycle Dash, an advanced smart bike that puts the rider at the center of the bike share experience. The bike incorporates front and rear integrated lighting, a heads-up display with trip info, and 8-speed shifting.
Even though these bikes are meant for short trips, purchasing one of the annual pass options will give you the freedom you need when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation. For $35, you can receive a year filled with unlimited 60-minute rides. If you go over the time limit, you will be charged $.10 per minute. You can purchase a membership online or using the BCycle app, where you will also be able to access trip history and ride data. Even better, you can check out bikes directly from the mobile app, using a START Bike membership card, or a user ID and PIN. Don't worry, you don't need a membership to ride these bikes. Single rides cost you $2 plus $.10 per minute, or a day pass for $8 for unlimited 60-minute rides with $.10 per minute if you go over are offered. Can't bring the bike back to the station? Leave it locked in town for a $2 pick-up fee.
START Bike Share Program is in partnership with Friends of Pathways, bringing this alternative and unique service to the community. Learn more on where to find a START station near you.
START is funded by the lodging tax.
This Blog post was written by Communications Manager, Cecilie Davila, email@example.com or 307.201.2304.