Indie Memphis Introduces Bike Share Program

Posted by Bianca Phillips on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

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Indie Memphis festival-goers can leave their cars at home this year. Indie Memphis is launching IndieBikes, a bike share program that loans free bikes to festival participants traveling between film venues.

The loaner bikes are available for three hours at a time, and users will be given maps that showcase bike lanes and trails, parks, and nearby restaurants. The program is co-sponsored by Revolutions Memphis. Bike locks and night lights are also provided. Those who wish to borrow a bike for the duration of the festival may do so at the Peddler Bike Shop, which is offering long-term rentals.

To check out a bike through IndieBikes, stop by the Indie Memphis Central Box Office at 49 S. Cooper (next to the Circuit Playhouse).

IndieBikes will kick off today (Wednesday) with a bike parade leaving Revolutions Bike Co-op (at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper) at 4:30 p.m. The bikes featured in the parade were decorated by Memphis College of Art students. The parade will move down Cooper and end at Circuit Playhouse.

The IndieBikes hours of operation are as follows:

Thursday, Oct 31st
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bikes must be returned by 11 p.m.

Friday, Nov 1st
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bikes must be returned by midnight

Saturday, Nov. 2nd
Noon to 10 p.m.
Bikes must be returned by midnight

Sunday, Nov. 3rd
Noon to 7 p.m.
Bikes must be returned by 9 p.m.

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