Greenville’s B-Cycle Returns

A year after being discontinued in 2019, Greenville’s B-Cycle program returns.

According to Calin Owens, the city’s mobility coordinator, in 2019 the service was discontinued following the decision made by Upstate Forever to leave the bike-sharing business and the City of Greenville and B-Cycle could not come to an agreement on continuing operations through the city’s parks and recreation departments.

Since then, B-Cycle has agreed to manage Greenville’s system, consisting of 10 stations – five in downtown Greenville – and 50 bikes.

Owens said the B-Cycle relaunch aims to replace a fully electric fleet with Greenville’s dated single-speed bikes.

According to the B-Cycle website, every bike has an attached battery that provides power with each pedal stroke, making it easier for any rider to get further faster. Riders can power up to 15 miles per hour with the turbo boost button on the bike.

The bike kiosks are located at the Greenville Zoo, City Hall, Fluor Field, Greenville Transit Center, and at the corner of College and North Main streets.

B-Cycle is working on agreements to operate the other five stations at County Square, Hughes Main Library, Link West End, NEXT Innovation Center, and the Caine Halter YMCA.

The rates begin for a 30-minute ride at $5 and a 24/7 pass will be $15.

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