The Vinton Messenger

Bikeshare adding Vinton station

The newest Bikeshare station in the Roanoke Valley is coming to the Vinton Farmers’ Market in March.

The Bikeshare program will be expanding and adding a bike station in Vinton this month. The bike station will be located at the Vinton Farmers’ Market with five bikes available for short-term rental around the valley.

Jeremy Holmes, director of RIDE Solutions, a program of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, made the announcement at the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch n’Learn session on March 1.

The Bikeshare program has been implemented in the Roanoke Valley by RIDE Solutions whose mission is to help individual commuters and businesses connect with a broad spectrum of alternative transportation options such as carpooling, transit, telework, and cycling. Part of the mission is to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions.

The focus of the Bikeshare program is more on transportation than recreation, but the bikes can be used by the community “in a way that…

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