DDA develops bike share program – Board OKs spending $5K on downtown program that will roll out in April

A pilot program sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority/Main Street will help people discover the joys of bicycle riding.

Tuesday, the DDA board unanimously approved spending $5,000 to develop a pilot bike share program.

Called ReRide, the pilot is planned for April 1-Oct. 31. DDA then will evaluate it to decide whether to continue it the following year.

The goals are: to promote a healthy lifestyle, get more people downtown and to other parts of the community, and provide transportation, Amy Surdam said. She is the executive director of DDA/Main Street, a group that promotes economic development for businesses downtown.

People will be able to borrow a bicycle for free at one of seven stations, or hubs, downtown and nearby. When they’re done, they can return the bicycle to one of the hubs.

Read the full article by Becky Orr on the Wyoming Tribune Eagle website