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Downtown Huntsville relaunches 'Bike Share Program'

There are 30 bikes across 11 stations in Downtown Huntsville.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Bike lovers, here's one more reason to head to Downtown Huntsville. The city relaunched its 'Bike Share Program' at Big Spring Park East Tuesday morning.

The fleet includes 30 bikes across 11 stations in the downtown area, and it costs $2 per 30 minutes. Sites include Big Spring East, Twickenham Square, Washington/Clinton, Westside Square, and Butler Green.

"It's grown to be kind of an institution here in the city of Huntsville. The city of Huntsville is one of the first - that were prosperous in bike share," says City of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

Leaders say this is a safe and fun way to stay healthy during the pandemic and the program works the same as it did before.

"This is the previous system, the instructions are real system. You just walk up there and it's all app-based like the previous system," says Downtown Huntsville Inc. President & CEO, Chad Emerson.

This program is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and is partnership with Tandem Mobility. The Bike Share Program' started back in 2017.

You can sign up on via the Movatic app in the App Store or on Google Play and search for 'Huntsville'.

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