After closing in late March for system upgrades, Link: Dayton Bike Share (Link) is back open.
After closing in late March for system upgrades, Link: Dayton Bike Share (Link) is back open. Link: Dayton Bike Share has redeployed its fleet of green Link bikes under the new system, as well as a fleet of electric bicycles (e-bikes) dubbed eLink.
The eLink bikes are white in color with green accents to help them stand out from the green Link bikes. The eLink bikes must be pedaled to engage the electric motor in the bike that assists riders. The bikes do not assist a rider above a speed of 15 mph, and they can be ridden anywhere in the system service area which will be outlined in the Link Dayton app.
“Users can unlock bikes through the Link Dayton app, which we launched in early May and is available for download,” said Bike Miami Valley’s executive director Laura Estandia. “To help celebrate our re-opening during this soft-launch period, we’re offering free 15 minute rides with the code, 15LAUNCH for the Pay-As-You-Go pass until July 4th.” Users can enter the promo code in the “Coupons and Credits” part of the app to receive the discount.
Link offers a variety of memberships within the app for the Green Bikes and eLink Bikes. “For a quick trip, we recommend the Pay-As-You-Go pass,” says Estandia, “but for a longer bike ride, our Day Pass is the best value.”
Users start and end trips within the app, and must use the onboard cables to lock up bikes at Link’s 27 designated parking hubs. The final version of the new hub signage will be installed next week and more e-bikes will roll out the week of July 6th for the official opening of the program.
For more information, existing and discerning members should call 937-496-3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.