I caught up with a Social Bicycle spokesperson at the Farmer’s Market today and was able to record a short video on how this bike-sharing works with some notes below.
- 100 bikes will eventually be in the system after Memorial Day
- You can lock the bikes anywhere, but it will cost you a small charge ($1 or $2) if you don’t lock it at a Social Bike Kiosk. The next person who uses that bike and returns it to the kiosk will receive a $1 credit. Social Bicycles have found that this system of penalty/reward has helped redistribute the bikes.
- Computer on the bike will tell you: 1) how many miles you went, 2) how many calories you burned, 3) your carbon footprint
- For locals/residents there is a $50 plan for the entire summer for 1 free hour of riding a day
- $5 hourly plan