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Bike share program launched in Evansville

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The city of Evansville has launched a bike share program. 

Officials announced the Upgrade bike sharing program during a news conference at the University of Evansville.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke noted the day the program started on the first full day of the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. He suggested folks ride a bike to the fest.

Winnecke says the bike share program is a result of listening to the community, an effort to retain “young, bright minds,” and work to improve the community’s health.

The Welborn Baptist Foundation is the title sponsor of the program. The foundation’s Kevin Bain says the program is simple, just .

The program consists of 70 Zagster bicycles at seven stations, which can be found at Haynie’s Corner, UE, the Pagoda, North Main Street, Deaconess Hospital, the YMCA, and at Deaconess Sports Park.

The bikes are available to the general public for $3 an hour, $15 for a monthly pass, and $60 for a year-long pass.

UE, USI, and Ivy Tech students can get a yearly pass for half-price.

Interested riders can download the Zagster mobile app, or join at zagster.com/upgrade.