On May 5th, Bike Miami Valley and Greater Dayton RTA’s program, Link: Dayton Bike Share will launch seven new hubs available in the Link Dayton app. These hubs are designated locations where users can checkout and return bikes. Support from the City of Dayton, CareSource and Five Rivers MetroParks make the expansion possible. The organizations will host a socially distant ribbon cutting at 10:30 AM at Welcome Park to celebrate the expansion.
The City of Dayton, who is supporting the expansion into the Carillon and Huffman neighborhoods, played a critical role in helping Bike Miami Valley and its Link program connect to neighborhood leadership. “Link: Dayton Bike Share has been an amazing resource for keeping our city active and bike-friendly. We see this expansion into Carillon and Huffman neighborhoods as an investment in more mobility options for more Dayton residents,” says Mayor Nan Whaley.
“Bike Miami Valley recently brought a bike to one of our outdoor neighborhood meetings for a demonstration, and I got a chance to try it. I forgot how much I loved biking until I took a spin. We’re looking forward to having Link in neighborhood,” said Carillon Civic Council President Gwen Buchanan.
CareSource will add two new downtown locations and support two existing locations to encourage ridership between their campus-like office buildings downtown. “CareSource is committed to the health and vitality of downtown,” says Dan McCabe, CareSource Chief Administrative Officer and CEO CareSource Foundation. “We’re looking forward to offering our employees a safe, convenient alternative transportation option when they return to the office in person.”
Five Rivers MetroParks is continuing its support of Link with the addition of a location at Deeds Point MetroPark. “As warm weather finally comes and the Deeds Point Bridge reopens—soon!—We’re excited to see the Link network expand to serve more of our community. To be able to travel so much of greater downtown on a Link Bike is convenient, safe, healthy, and, most of all, fun,” says Becky Benná of Five Rivers MetroParks.
To take advantage of the new locations, users can download the Link Dayton app to get riding.