There’s been a buzz of anticipation every since the announcement was made late last summer that Park City would be getting an e-bike share. Well, we’re stoked to say it’s finally here.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Park City celebrated the launch of not just Utah’s, but the nation’s first fully electric bike share. Park City and Summit County officials took the bikes for a test run from the Old Town Transit Center and Kimball Junction Transit Center, respectively, converging for a press conference at McPolin Barn.
Who can use the bikes?
The e-bike system is meant to be used by visitors and residents alike. They’re a perfect option for running errands, commuting, or recreation, especially for those of us who are too impatient to wait for the bus.
When can you use the bikes?
Move over Uber, there’s a new way to get home after a night out of Main Street because e-bikes are available 24/7 starting July 20! They’ll be in service until December when they’ll be put on hiatus until March.
Where are the e-bike stations?
As of the launch, there are 88 bikes located at 9 stations: 4 in Kimball Junction, 1 at Canyons Transit Center, and 4 in Old Town. (Next summer will see additional stations and bikes added to the program.) While most of the stations have payment kiosks, some do not, so make sure you double check the bike station map here before heading out. Not by a computer, don’t worry, just download the Summit Bike Share App.
How much does it cost?
A single-trip cost on the e-bike is $2 and a Weekly Pass will cost you $18. If you’re a resident and going to be a regular user, you may want to spring for the $90 Annual Pass or $30 Monthly Pass. There’s also a Go Pass for occasional riders, you pay a $5 one time fee and it’s $2 for each ride after that.
Take note: The first 45 minutes of each ride are included for Annual, Monthly and Go Pass holders. The first 90 minutes of each ride are included for Resident/Employee Annual Member. A $2 charge is added for every ½ hour for trip over 45 minutes for Annual, Monthly and Go Pass holders and over 90 minutes for Resident/Employee Annual Member. You can, however, switch bikes as often as you like, thereby avoiding an overcharge fees.
We encourage everyone to get out there and try these bikes out. You can even take one out for a free test drive by using the code: summit17. For more details about the program, visit the Summit Bike share website here.