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Monday, September 29, 2014

Boise Bike Share Lets BW Ride Demo Bike

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:27 PM

click to enlarge Boise Weekly tries out a Boise Bike Share demo bike - JILL WEIGEL
  • Jill Weigel
  • Boise Weekly tries out a Boise Bike Share demo bike
Boise Bike Share Program Director Dave Fotsch dropped by Boise Weekly headquarters Sept. 29 to show off a demo bike, and let a few members of Team BW—admittedly unlikely to win the Tour de France anytime soon—take a spin on the program's new wheels. 

The three-speed, dynamo-drive bike delivers a comfy cruiser ride. It features a quick-release adjustable seat, solar-powered GPS system, bike lock, front and rear lights, a basket and a kickstand. 

Fotch said that he expects to announce the program's principal sponsor soon.

"It's in the lawyers' hands now," said Fotsch, who told BW that he expects an announcement any day.

Though program organizers hoped to roll out the bikes this year, the introduction of the first batch of bike share bikes has been delayed until next year, and Fotsch said that they will hit the streets some time before Treefort Music Fest in March.

BBS will use pop-up kiosks for special events, but BW has also obtained a list of the locations of BBS' first 14 stations:
  • City Hall Plaza: 15 racks
  • Old Borah Post Office: 15 racks
  • Boise Centre: 15 racks
  • YMCA: 10 racks
  • Idaho Power: 10 racks
  • Boise State University Interactive Learning Center: 15 racks
  • Boise State University Student Union Building: 15 racks
  • Water Center: 10 racks
  • Ada County Courthouse: 10 racks
  • Boise Co-Op: 10 racks
  • St. Luke's Campus: 15 racks
  • Library!: 10 racks
  • State Office Complex: 10 racks
  • BoDo: 10 racks


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