Bike share programs are usually found in areas like Washington D.C. or New York City, but now there are 3 locations with a total of 16 bikes for rent in Rome with the bike share program. 

With the popular Mohawk River Trail, it's great news that a public bike share program is now available to everyone.

To get started, become a member. You need the Zagster app for your smartphone.

The cost for those 18 and older:

  • Daily pass holder: $1 for the first hour and then $3 per hour after.
  • Annual pass holder: The first hour is free then $3 per hour after.

Then according to the instructions on Positively Rome:

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1. BORROW
Enter your bike's number into the app and tap "START RIDE". You'll get a code to open and close the lockbox. Bikes are found at these 3 locations.

  • The Mohawk River Trail
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Bellamy Harbor Park

 

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2. UNLOCK
Use the key from inside the lockbox to operate the U-lock that attaches the bike to its station. Close the lockbox before you ride.

 

 

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3. RIDE
Have fun and stay safe! Use the U-lock to keep the bike secure if you make stops along the way. Your lockbox code will continue to work during your ride.

 

 

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4. RETURN
When you're done, lock the bike back to a Rome Zagster station and close the lockbox. Then go to the app and tap "END RIDE".

 

 

The bikes are called a Cruisers and features:

  • Adjustable seat height fits adult riders
  • Activate the front and rear lights at night
  • Keep the U-lock in the basket while you ride
  • Seven gears of shifting let you ride anywhere
  • Fenders and a chain guard keep you clean

When you try this out let us know how it went!!!

Special thanks to Paul Matthew Myers for the photos.