Upstate Forever will be transferring their program operator status of Greenville B-cycle, a bike-share program, to the City of Greenville late 2019.
The Greenville B-cycle program was launched in March 2013 as part of a partnership of Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health). More than half the rides taken on the bike-share program are made by Greenville County residents, illustrating the importance of the program for local transportation.
“We are proud that we have been able to offer the community a bike-sharing option for more than six years with nearly 24,000 rides taken and 11,000+ unique users,” Andrea Cooper, Upstate Forever executive director, said in the press release. “However, in light of our strategic plan and current direction, and as a matter of natural succession, it is time for us to give up the reins as Greenville’s ‘bike-share operator.’”
Greenville B-cycle offers 50 bicycles that can be checked out and returned at 10 different stations in the city. Day membership is $5 and can be purchased at a station or online, but annual membership can be purchased online only for $60.