Freewheelin'

Why you should try Charlotte B-cycle
Logan Cyrus

Want to hit up the South End gallery crawl, explore the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, or beat traffic? Rent one of those blue bikes you’ve seen around town. Here’s why you should try Charlotte B-cycle:

It’s convenient. With 20 bike stations located between Freedom Park and Johnson C. Smith University, you can pedal straight from the office to happy hour and never worry about parallel parking again.

You can wear your regular clothes. The bike’s mud flaps and chain guards help keep your skirt or suit clean, and its basket stores your briefcase. So lose the full-body spandex, please.

All the cool kids are doing it. Since the bike-sharing program began last July, it has sold 345 annual memberships for $65 a pop, plus about 5,900 daily passes, which give you unlimited half-hour rides for $8 during a 24-hour period (helmet not included). Get yours at charlottebcycle.com.

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