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Montgomery County Launches Bike Share on Trails

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    Bicycle, bicycle, want to ride a bicycle? Well you now can along Montgomery County trails even if you don’t own a bike.

    The county joined Zagster to launch Wednesday a pilot bike share program along trails that offers docking stations at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, and the Pennypack Trail just off Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland.

    "This program will give those without bicycles, or those who might decide on the spur of the moment to ride, an opportunity to enjoy our 60 miles of trails throughout the county,” county commissioner commissioners Valerie Arkoosh said.

    And the program, which includes 12 bikes, is set to be expanded.

    “We currently have 10 additional miles of trails under design or construction in the county, so this program is being launched at exactly the right time,” commissioner Bruce Castor said.

    The Zagster mobile app serves as the key to the program. It costs $5 an hour and up to $25 for a day – bikes not returned within 24 hours will get an extra $25 late fee.