Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit motivated to install a comprehensive bike share system in Memphis, will bring a demonstration bike share station to FedExForum on Friday, July 29 from 11am-1pm.
Join us on the plaza of FedExForum to check out a demonstration bike share station from B-Cycle, Explore Bike Share's selected vendor. Take a bike for a spin, ask your questions, and show your support. The event will feature a live DJ, Grizzlies swag, and the following food trucks:
- Say Cheese
- Sushi Jimmi
- Stick Em Food Truck
- Food Geek
B-Cycle, a leading bike share system manufacturer and Memphis’ selected vendor, will set up a station at FedExForum for residents, tourists and potential sponsors to experience the health, cultural, environmental and urban transportation benefits of bike share. The station will serve as a physical example of the rented on-demand bicycle network that will be implemented in Memphis once the $4 million initial capital is reached.
Demo visitors can enter-to win a FREE annual bike share membership by posting photographs on social media using #seemoreinmemphis. The announcement of the demonstration station serves as a catalyst of a founding membership campaign, which requests individual “founding” member pledges on explorebikeshare.com or on-site during the demo station pop-ups.
Monthly user memberships are $15/month. A “pay it forward” annual membership donates the transportation and health care benefits of bike share to a Memphian in need for $200/year. Individuals can even pledge to “adopt a bike,” which offers an engraved name or quote on a bike share bike.
The founding membership drive, announced through a newly released video on Explore Bike Share’s Facebook page, will run through August 3. Visit explorebikeshare.com to sign up and learn more.