FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019
The power of three: Downtown Las Vegas helps celebrate 3-year RTC Bike Share anniversary all month
Three-day pass available for only $3, special perks at businesses, Halloween ride
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LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is celebrating three years of bike share service in downtown Las Vegas with a special $3 3-day pass and exclusive deals from downtown establishments throughout October.
In addition, RTC Bike Share will commemorate the official three-year anniversary with a Halloween-themed bike ride and costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, sponsored by ReBar, a popular bar in the Las Vegas Arts District.
An easy way for residents and tourists to ride to and from the many attractions, restaurants, bars and shops downtown Las Vegas has to offer, RTC Bike Share has enjoyed great success in its first three years of service. With 21 stations and 200 bikes, including the recent addition of 20 electric pedal-assist bikes, RTC Bike Share is living up to its “Bright Lights – Bike City” theme by making downtown Las Vegas a bike-friendly community.
Since inception, riders have completed more than 64,000 rides, while burning nearly 7.7 million calories. Over the last three years, pass holders have ridden nearly 193,000 miles, equal to traveling 7.7 times around the earth. The launch of electric bikes in August has also contributed to recent ridership increases with the e-bikes seeing at least three times more ridership than the classic bikes.
To celebrate the service’s three-year anniversary, riders can save more than 65 percent on a 3-day pass in October. Normally $10, the 3-day pass will be available for just $3 until October 31, at all RTC Bike Share stations.
Various local businesses will also join in the celebration with exclusive deals and discounts.
Donut-cult favorite Donut Bar will help kick-off the first week by offering a bike share themed donut for $3 to all customers, until Tuesday, Oct.8.
RTC Bike Share riders can take advantage of other downtown Las Vegas specials by showing their RTC Bike Share card or trip receipt at any of these locations:
- 15 percent off any purchase at PublicUs (1126 Fremont St.)
- $3 (33-percent discount) tall pumpkin cream cold brew at Starbucks, (available only at the downtown store located across from Las Vegas City Hall – 122 E. Clark Ave.)
- Free drink with any sausage purchase at ReBar (1225 S. Main St.)
- 15 percent off any small bites item at The Kitchen at Atomic (927 Fremont St.)
- $5 off any pizza at Thunderbird Saloon (1215 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
All offers are available from October 1 through October 31, 2019.
Halloween-themed bike ride
To cap off the celebration month, RTC Bike Share will host a Halloween-themed bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., starting at the RTC Administration Building (600 S. Grand Central Pkwy.) and ending at ReBar (1225 S. Main St.). The four-mile long bike ride will make stops at popular downtown destinations and conclude with food specials and the official costume contest sponsored by ReBar.
For more information on RTC Bike Share, anniversary festivities and to RSVP for the Halloween ride, visit bikeshare.rtcsnv.com and download the BCycle app in the App Store and Google Play. Customers can also plan their multimodal trip that includes using RTC Bike Share, through the rideRTC app.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com and stay informed by subscribing to our blog.