Bikes, Bikes & more bikes!
Several years ago, I visited Paris and was impressed with the number of bike stations all over the city. Riders could jump on a bike anywhere and return at other stations throughout the city. Recently, several bike share programs have popped up around OTP, and it couldn’t be easier (or more affordable!) to ride through some of the beautiful parks in our area.
The city of Roswell just opened their bike share program this week at Big Creek Park. This connects with four other Zagster bike stations in Alpharetta along Big Creek Greenway, and one station located in Avalon. With the Zagster app, you simply choose a bike from the rack, enter the number into the app, and receive a code to unlock the bike. Rides under 3 hours are free, and $2 an hour after that for members. A $20 yearly membership to Zagster gets you your free rides.
Gwinnett also just announced that it will be getting its first Zagster bike share program in the county in Suwanee. The bike stations will be located at Town Center and Suwanee Creek Parks.
And not to be left out of the fun, Kennesaw, who has had a bike share program for a year now, just announced an upgrade to their system. The Zagster station is launching its first ever Bluetooth compatible system for the bike-sharing industry. The new platform simplifies the overall process for checking out, locking and riding a bike, making Zagster’s bike-share programs easier and more convenient for riders. According to the Town Center Community Improvement District, the Kennesaw bike-share program has one of the highest riderships in the country.
So, no more pining for your old banana-seat Schwinn — grab the family, jump on some Zagster bikes and explore OTP! There is also this Bike Munk website which shares more than just Zagster bike rentals.
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