Tuesday, May 20, 2014
RAPID CITY, SD – Rapid City tourists and residents can explore the community from a bicycle beginning July 2, after B-cycles are installed by Destination Rapid City.
The first station will be installed on July 1, for a July 2 opening date, near Main Street Square on Sixth Street.
B-cycle is a public bicycle sharing program that is being added for the community and visitor to Rapid City. Users can check out bikes at a self-service terminal and pay by the hour.
“Customers can approach the kiosk and be on a bike in less than two minutes,” said Dan Senftner, President/CEO of Destination Rapid City said. “I’ve rented bicycles in other cities, and found this is a great way to explore.”
Six Rapid City B-cycles will be available Downtown, and an additional kiosk with four more bicycles will be available at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The system has the ability for more stations to be added.
The bicycles lock into the docking system, and have GPS for tracking. Each bicycle is equipped with a basket and panels for sponsorship opportunities. A map of the Rapid City bike paths is displayed at each B-cycle station.
A website will also set up specifically for Rapid City B-cycle where users can view maps, rent bicycles, order annual passes and track their miles traveled.
Destination Rapid City has been working with Rapid City Parks and Recreation, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and other entities to bring Rapid City B-cycle to the community.
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