Welcome Freewheelin fans, Humana Associates, Bikes Belong Volunteers, and Friends!
It’s been a while since we last posted, but to give you some quick numbers, our Bike Sharing effort at the Idea Festival in Louisville logged over 3,000 miles and 556 individual rides. The Mayor of Louisville and the Governor of Kentucky came out to pledge their support, both morally and financially, to make Louisville more biking friendly. Check out this summary from our own biking expert Tony:
But this isn’t the end of the road for Freewheelin. Bike Sharing is slowly spreading throughout the nation. The next step involves pilot program installations in Minneapolis and Denver. These stations will have a look and feel different from what you saw at the DNC and RNC and they’ll be completely automated. We have some big news coming down the line about the future of bike sharing in America, so stay tuned for details.
The story of freewheelin as you see it on this blog is narrow in scope. To read more about the freewheelin experience from a number of volunteers or to contribute your own stories, check out our flickr discussion board located here: