Great Rides Bike Share Announces Launch for 2016 season.

Example bike share rack located in Downtown Fargo. Submitted.

Example bike share rack located in Downtown Fargo. Submitted.

Great Rides Bike Share is gearing up for its return on to downtown Fargo and NDSU campuses slightly ahead of its anticipated April to November season. Station installations will start next week and organizers plan to have bikes deployed on March 27. Stations and bikes have been in hibernation since early November of 2015 after the close of a successful inaugural year for North Dakota’s first technology-based bike share, which had over 143,000 trips.

Great Rides’ fleet of 100 bicycles are available for short term checkout at 11 locations across downtown Fargo and across NDSU campuses. Great Rides leads the nation as the first bike sharing system that has integrated student riders, with enthusiastic Bison riders accessing the system by enrolling into the program with their student ID. Community members and visitors can access the system by purchasing a Guest Pass at the touchscreen kiosk at each station with a credit card. Participants can purchase monthly or annual membership online and get quick access to check outs with their custom membership card or credit card.

Want a sneak peek of the tuned up fleet? Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday on Broadway starting at 1 p.m. and look for the green 3 speeds ridden by community supports and champions pedaling the route. Post-parade, the fleet will gather at Great Northern Bicycle Company, located at 425 Broadway in Fargo. More details can be found on the website at www.greatridesbikeshare.com.

Further questions, please contact:

Sara Watson Curry

Director of Operations, Great Rides Fargo 425 Broadway N Fargo ND 58102 701-280-1202

This article was submitted by Sara Watson Curry.

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This article was contributed to The Concordian by an outside writer. Questions and comments on this article should be directed to concord@cord.edu.

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