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New Bike-Share Program Coming To Penn State, State College

Getting around campus and downtown will soon be a little easier thanks to a new partnership between Penn State and Spin, an electric-assist bike-share company

Beginning Monday, August 16, Penn State students and community members can take advantage of a fleet of 75 Spin e-bikes. The university plans to increase this number to 300 e-bikes by October.

Just like any bike-share program, folks will be able to activate, ride, and park Spin’s bikes at a handful of docking locations around campus and downtown. It’ll cost $1 to unlock a bike, and you’ll pay 25 cents per subsequent minute of ride time. A monthly unlock membership will run you $6.99, but the 25-cent hourly rate still applies.

For now, Spin is waiving bike unlock fees through the end of September to celebrate the program’s launch at Penn State.

If you’re using the electric-assist option on the bikes, your ride speed will be capped at 15 mph. Bikes are available to unlock 24/7, and you must be at least 18 years old to ride.

Spin will replace Penn State’s previous bike share partner, Zagster, which folded last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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