On September 10, 2019, a new bike share program will roll out in Plainfield to increase access and encourage use of the town’s trail and path systems. The #BeWell Bike Share Program is a partnership between the Town of Plainfield and Hendricks Regional Health.
“This is truly a proud moment that has been many years in the works. Dedicated town staff continue to build on our partnership with Hendricks Regional Health in a way that impacts our quality of life," said Town Council Member Lance Angle. "We know that pedestrian and bike traffic can be major traffic drivers for small businesses and a healthy way to explore The Town of Plainfield. We look forward to seeing local residents, tourists, and conventioneers using the bikes to visit parks, shops and restaurants.”
The program will give town residents and visitors easier ways to explore Plainfield’s nearly 30 miles of trails. The #BeWell Bike Share Program will provide 15 bikes and three docking stations. The Plainfield docks will be located at:
• Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center
• Hummel Park
• Friendship Gardens
Bikesharing provides an opportunity for users to be physically active by providing a network of bicycles and stations that serve and connect key destinations across a region, providing short-term bicycle rentals to those that may not otherwise have access to one. Riders of the #BeWell Bike Share Program have the opportunity to rent a bike for free the first 30 minutes and will be charged $1 for each additional half hour. Riders also have the opportunity to pay for a monthly or yearly subscription rate.
Hendricks Regional Health President & CEO Kevin Speer said “Research shows that biking for transportation and recreation lowers rates of obesity, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer. We are thrilled to help bring the #BeWell Bike Share Program to Plainfield and further the mission of these dedicated community partners to making the town a fun and healthy place to live, work and visit and provide families a fun outlet for spending time together.”
Learn how to use the program here.