Ryan Rafoth, Founder/Chief Closing Attorney at Windmill Title, forwarded an email to me from Mayor Karl Dean regarding upcoming demonstrations of Nashville’s new bike share program, Nashville B-cycle. This sounds like such a fun event!
Mayor Dean will participate in the first demonstration at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31 at Public Square Park. Puckett’s Trolley and Retro Sno will be at Public Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those wishing to purchase lunch before or after they test ride a B-cycle.
The city is expanding its bike-share system later this year to include 200 bikes available at 20 automated B-cycle kiosks throughout the urban core.
Nashville B-cycle will be fee-based, designed for short trips, and will launch later this year. Managed by the Nashville Downtown Partnership, B-cycle is used in many other large cities, including Chicago, Houston and Denver.
A series of public demonstrations are scheduled to give members of the public the chance to test ride a B-cycle and learn more about the automated kiosk system. Demonstrations will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations this week and are open to the public.
- Tuesday, July 31 at Public Square Park (Mayor Dean to attend and ride a bike at 11 a.m.)
- Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Vanderbilt University, 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place
- Thursday, Aug. 2, Five Points, corner of South 10th Street and Main Street
- Friday, Aug. 3, Nashville Farmers’ Market, outdoor dining area on Seventh Avenue side
Click here to view Mayor Dean’s original email.