Bike Rental Program Opens in Community Center Spring of 2015
A new bike rental program is coming to the Greenwood community to give residents a chance to use the city’s trails. What better way to spend a gorgeous afternoon than to hop on a bicycle and take a ride?
“We want to get people active and get them out exercising,’ Greenwood Parks Director Rob Tagger said in the recent IndyStar article. Greenwood is buying eight bikes and cable locks, thanks to a $3,900 grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation. The bike program is set to begin in the spring of 2015, after everything is said and done.
Monthly bicycle tours are going to start taking place to show people the benefits of riding around Greenwood’s 20 miles of trails. Organizers want to ensure that residents are getting the healthy activity that they need to live a happy, long life. The cost is not yet official, but Taggart said in the article that a four hour bike rental likely will cost about $6 for center members, $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents.
A bike rack located right outside of the Greenwood Community Center will be home to the rentals, available to the public. In order for people to check out the bikes, they must use a credit card inside the building. Also, there will be no bike rentals on Sunday or any other day the center is closed.
The Pacers Bikeshare is the similar concept that the city is following. It offers commuters a great alternatives to get around the busy city of Indianapolis. Brian Gootee, owner of Gray Goat Sports, located in south Greenwood said in a recent article that, “It’s a great way to get some people interested that may not have bicycles,”