Celebrating 7 Years of Bike Share

2023-09-14T15:48:00-07:00| Categories: Blog| Tags: |

Guest writer from Bicycle Transit Systems

Celebrating 7 Years of RTC Bike Share

Celebrate with us as RTC Bike Share reaches this 7th year milestone of bringing Bike Share to downtown Las Vegas. Several FREE community events throughout the month of October will feature RTC Bike Share discounts, helmets, and other fun giveaways. From unveiling the newest station, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, on October 5th to hosting a group ride throughout downtown Las Vegas on October 13th, RTC Bike Share’s 7th birthday is shaping up to be a wheelie good time!

Visit https://bikeshare.rtcsnv.com to sign up for the RTC Bike Share newsletter and receive additional details about the upcoming events.

The Birth of Bike Share

On July 28, 1965, the 1st generation of bike-sharing programs was born. In Amsterdam the Witte Fietsen, or White Bikes, were made available for public use. While that initiative wasn’t a business offering, it did make a statement of concern for pollution and against a growing car-centric community.

Bike Share, community bikes made for everyone, slowly continued to evolve over the years. Major cities across the globe began embracing bike share programs, forever transforming the way that people get around. Bike Sharing became more than just about transport; it became a lifestyle, an eco-friendly choice, and a chance to experience your city in a whole new way.

Viva Las RTC Bike Share

Six years after the launch of the first Bike Share system in a U.S. city (Washington D.C.’s Capital Bike Share), Las Vegas rolled the dice on the newest micromobility concept and wheeled out RTC Bike Share. Seven years after the official launch date (October 27, 2016) was declared “Bike Share Day” by the City of Las Vegas, riders have taken over 243,000 trips in over 1,370,000 rides.

With three pass types (Dasher, Explorer, and Downtowner) in addition to a Reduced Fare Program, RTC Bike Share riders can now take unlimited 60-minute rides for as low as $5 per month! Featuring a mix of over 140 classic and electric bikes and 24 stations, RTC Bike Share has plans to expand the system over the coming years to further provide residents, commuters, and tourists the opportunity to experience downtown Las Vegas on two wheels.

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