Downtown Dayton home to new bike share program

Link Dayton. (Photo/Link Dayton Bike Share)
Link Dayton bike share program (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio – Dayton bike share partners and volunteers unveiled the official name and branding for a new program scheduled to hit the streets in May.

Link Dayton Bike Share, the program will put 24 bike stations across the downtown area for people to use at their leisure.

A copy of the station map can be found here.

Link is a bike transportation tool hoping to connect downtown locations and surrounding neighborhoods.

“What you’ll see at those stations is there will be 10 to 19 docks that can house anywhere from 5 to 10 bikes so there is 225 bikes total in a network” said Scott Murphy, Bike Miami Valley president.

An empty store-front on Main Street near the RTA will soon be  home to the Link bike repair shop. The RTA executive director hopes it will prompt a local bike company to set up shop somewhere downtown.

Mayor Nan Whaley was the first to buy a Link membership. The first 100 members will get $10 off of the $65 dollar membership.

Otherwise, renting a bike for 24 hours will cost $5, but will need to be ‘checked-in’ every 30 minutes at any Link kiosk.

For more information about Link memberships, click here.

Link will be the 31st bike share program system in the country when it launches in May.

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