On Friday, April 1st, the Town of Plainfield’s Parks and Recreation Department will re-launch their bike share program. The “Pedal with Plainfield” bike share program will increase access and encourage use of the town’s trail and path systems. The department launched its first bike share program in 2019; the program was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the relaunch, the bike share program will offer two new station location for riders.
“When our previous bike share program got sidelined due to the pandemic, we looked at ways to get this program back off the ground,” said Andrew Klinger, Town of Plainfield Town Manager. “It was an easy decision to invest in bringing this program back to the trails in Plainfield.”
The program will give town residents and visitors easier ways to explore Plainfield’s nearly 35 miles of trails. The Pedal with Plainfield bike share program will provide 30 bikes and six docking stations. The Plainfield docks will be located at:
• Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center
• Hummel Park
• Friendship Gardens
• Franklin Park
• Swinford Park
• Bicentennial Plaza
“Back in 2019, the plan was always to expand this program in terms of docking stations and the number of bikes circulating on the trails,” said Klinger. “I am proud of our Town Council and the staff who saw this as an opportunity to not only relaunch but to increase the footprint of Hendricks County’s only bike share program.”
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 Pedal with Plainfield bike share program have the opportunity to rent a bike for free the first 30 minutes and will be charged $2 for each additional hour. Riders also have the opportunity to pay a membership subscription rate. The bikes can be rented through the “Koloni Travel” smartphone applications, available through all app stores.