Bike Riverside, the City’s First Bike Share Program, Launches Friday
Mayor Rusty Bailey, City Councilmembers Gardner and Melendrez to kick off program
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside will launch Bike Riverside, the city’s first bike share program, Friday (11/2/18) morning at 9 a.m. The system includes 55 electric pedal assist bikes equipped with GPS technology to curb theft and vandalism. Users can rent a bike by signing up on the website — Bikeriverside.org — using the mobile app, or at a station payment kiosk.
Who: Mayor Rusty Bailey, City Councilmember Mike Gardner, City Councilmember Andy Melendrez, Public Works Director Kris Martinez and Corps Logistics CEO, Jim Duffney. (Corps Logistics is the program operator).
What: Launch of Bike Riverside, the City of Riverside’s first bike share program.
When: 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
Where: Main Street Mall at Mission Inn Avenue, downtown Riverside.
The City of Riverside is creating a bike sharing program in the downtown and adjoining areas to create another mode of transportation that is clean, non-polluting and easy to use.
The program service area includes seven stations, including: the Judicial Plaza at Main at Eleventh; Riverside City College, Magnolia at Terracina; Fox Plaza, Sixth at Market; Riverside Convention Center, Main at Fifth; Downtown Metrolink Station, Vine at Metrolink Station Pedestrian Entrance; Orange and University; Mission Inn and Main.
Pricing options include a $2 single trip (45 minutes), to a $6 day pass (unlimited 45-minute trips for 24 hours) or a $20 monthly pass (unlimited 45-minute trips for a month). A Founding Member annual pass can be purchased for $90 and includes unlimited 60-minute trips for a year. This pass can only be purchased on the website — Bikeriverside.org. If users exceeds the 45-minute or 60-minute trips, there is a charge of $2.00 per 30 minutes.