You Can Try Out Memphis Bike Share This Week!

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 26th 2016 11646 0

I tend to try to keep exclamation points out of my headlines (I had a writing teacher who said that writers are allowed to use only three “!” in their whole lives) but I’m breaking the rules because I am that excited about the possibility of Memphis getting a bike share program.

This week, you have a chance to help us get one step closer to making Memphis Bike Share real. You can:

1.  Attend an Explore Bike Share demo this week (schedule and map below)
2. Share your experience on social media using #SeeMoreInMemphis (you could win a membership!)
3. Sign up for a founding membership ($15/month) or one of the other sponsorship opportunities.

Here’s the schedule of the demos:

Wednesday, July 27
11 a.m. –  2 p.m. Overton Square
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Intersection of Union Avenue & Main Street

Thursday, July 28
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. South Memphis Farmers Market
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Levitt Shell

Friday, July 29
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. FedEx Forum (for Food Truck Friday)

bike share demo map

If you attend, you’ll be able to try out one of the bikes and see what a bike share station would be like. If you post a photo on social media from a demo and use #SeeMoreInMemphis, you will be entered to win an annual membership to the bike share program (they’re picking one person a day July 27-29, 2016).

Bike prototype in downtown Memphis.

Bike prototype in downtown Memphis.

Hopefully, these demos will allow Memphians to see for themselves how great a bike share program would be for residents and visitors, and – very importantly – help the program attract more sponsors so it can get rolling early next year.

Follow Explore Bike Share on Facebook, Twitter, and on their website to stay up to date. Also check out their video:

Explore Bike Share from Explore Bike Share on Vimeo.

See y’all at the demos!


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