Mayor Ralph Becker has called 2013 “The Year of the Bike”–and with the launch of the GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s Bike Share program, in exactly one month, we can’t help but feel like that name couldn’t be more fitting.
Salt Lake City and the Downtown Alliance have been working together to create GREENbike, Utah’s first fully automated bike share program. It’s the first of its kind in the West.
On April 8, we will open 10 stations and make 100 bicycles available in our capital city. The launch will take place at the western entrance to Gallivan Plaza on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. On April 9, Squatters will be hosting a kickoff/fundraiser at Squatters Pub Brewery from 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City’s Bike Share program is a network of Bike Share stations where members can take any bike from any station, as many times as they like, for a small membership fee of $5 a day or $75 per year. The stations are located close to transit stops, popular destinations for food, entertainment and other hot spots in downtown Salt Lake City.
GREENbikes are designed for one job: short trips in the city by people wearing regular clothes and carrying ordinary belongings. The bikes are one-size-fits-all and the only thing you may need to adjust is the seat.
So mark your calendars and join us for the launch on April 8 as well as the special fundraiser/kickoff party to support GREENbike at Squatters downtown on April 9. Tickets are $35 if bought in March and $50 if bought in April. All the proceeds go to GREENbike.
Annual GREENbike members will be able to pick up their custom “I BIKE SLC” helmets at the party. And there will also be a $1,100 TREK 7.5 fx giveaway at 8:00pm!
Only four GREENbike station sponsorships are left!
Contact Ben Bolte at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help support this cause and have your company recognized on one of the bike share stations.
To learn more about bike share sponsorship, CLICK HERE.