Mayor Buckhorn Announces Coast Bike Share Founding Membership Sales

Tampa, Fla. (July 7, 2014) – This morning, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and representatives from Coast Bike Share, announced the launch of founding membership sales for Tampa’s bike sharing program. In addition, there was an opportunity to see a demo bike station and learn how to check out the bikes.

Founding memberships are now available for purchase through www.coastbikeshare.com for $99. Founding memberships include an additional 30 minutes of ride time on top of the traditional 1 hour daily ride time included with all Coast memberships. The Coast Crew was on hand to help people sign up. Daily memberships will be $5, monthly memberships $30 and annual memberships $79.

Coming Soon signs have been placed around downtown where the hubs will be located including Curtis Hixon Park and City Hall. A Coast hub enables members to check out a bike, includes system information and a map of the surrounding locations. Thirty Hubs will be located throughout downtown, Hyde Park, Ybor City, Davis Island and Channelside.

To view the locations, please visit CoastBikeShare.com.

Representatives for Coast Bike Share also addressed opportunities for sponsorship, including sponsorship of individual stations which is ideal for small businesses. Sponsoring a station helps drive traffic to your business, property, or organization; keeps employees happy, healthy, and productive; and, makes it easy for customers to shop. For more details about sponsorship opportunities, email Eric@coastbikeshare.com.

The Coast Bike Share program is managed by Cyclehop, LLC a bike share consulting and operations company with 20 years of experience in the cycling industry.

For more information, please visit CoastBikeShare.com.

Background.

Coast Bike Share is Tampa’s official bike share program. It is set to launch in August with 300 bikes located at 30 plus hubs across downtown, Ybor City, and Hyde Park. With hundreds of bikes around town, it’s transit at your speed, a healthy, fun and affordable way to breeze around the bay.

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For additional information, please contact:
Eric Trull, Coast Bike Share
407.569.8993
Eric@CoastBikeShare.com