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Electric Bikes Coming To Downtown


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Bike Share program in Downtown Las Vegas has been pretty successful with locals and, tourists alike renting the bicycles from throughout the downtown area.

Now good news that after a recent successful test the RTC is going to add 20 electric bikes to the existing 21 bike share racks in Downtown Las Vegas. In the trial of the electric bikes, customers picked the electric ones eight times more than the classic pedal bikes which isn’t really a surprise i guess.

E-bike photo 2The bikes themselves are bright green and use a pedal assist motor that helps you overcome changes in elevation and can go speeds up to 17 miles per hour. If you want to locate one of the bikes, you can on the RTC Bike Share website map or on the BCycle app and a lightning bolt indicator will appear at the bike station.

Cost Of Rental

There are three pass options with $5 for a 24 hour pass or $10 for a 3 day pass at any bike kiosk or monthly passes for $15 which are available online. The prices include multiple 30 minute rides and, there is a $1 bike unlock charge each time.

Conclusion

I have seen these bike rental programs all over the country in places like Seattle and they are an inexpensive way to get around for visitors and locals alike. The bikes are not for everyone but an inexpensive greener way to get around is always a plus. Although the Las Vegas valley is fairly flat there is changes in grade and, the electric pedal assist version will be a help.

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