The Office of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, along with members of the Changemaker Challenge entrepreneurial program, announced a bicycle partnership on Monday allowing city residents to rent bicycles at various locations around town to get where they need to go.

Bike rental stations are already in place at the following seven locations in Evansville:

  • University of Evansville campus
  • North Main Street
  • West Franklin Street
  • Downtown YMCA
  • Downtown Pagoda at the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  • Haynie’s Corner Arts District
  • Deaconess Sports Park on North Green River Road

To participate, you must first purchase either a yearly, monthly, or hourly membership through the Zagster website. Yearly memberships are $60 ($5 per month), while monthly memberships are $15. Hourly memberships are $3 per hour with a maximum fee of $30, however an additional $30 charge will be added for bikes kept for over 24 hours.

The concept was developed by students from Central and Memorial High Schools who worked on the project together after all both proposed the idea for the Changemaker Challenge hosted by the Global Enterprise in Indiana at the University of Evansville, according the Mayor's Office.

Personally, I think this is a great idea for people who don't have room to store a bicycle, or are looking to get out and get some quick exercise.

For more information on how to enjoy the new program, along with the answers to a few frequently asked questions, visit the program's official website on Zagster.