Greenville B-Cycle, a bicycle-sharing program that provides a bike rental network across downtown, has opened its newest location at Link Apartments in the West End.
The program, a partnership of Greenville-based environmental advocacy group Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System, now has 10 stations and more than 50 bikes.
“The installation of our tenth bike station is a milestone,” said Lisa Hallo, land policy and planning director for Upstate Forever and director of the B-cycle program “We have been steadily growing the system since its launch in Spring 2013 and are happy to report that ridership is higher this year than any other so far.”
Since the program’s launch, B-Cycle users have logged more than 15,000 rides, according to Hallo. More than half of the program’s riders have been residents of Greenville County, according to a 2016 analysis. Another 13 percent came from surrounding Upstate counties.
“Greenville B-Cycle is giving residents and visitors alike a convenient means to get active — whether they are biking for recreation, exercise, or active transportation,” said GHS Community Relations Coordinator Rebecca Cooper.
A day membership is $5 and can be purchased at kiosks and online. Annual memberships are $60 and can be purchased online only at GreenvilleBcycle.com.