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Why those adorable green bikes downtown will be the star of this special celebration

It’s like a birthday party... for bikes! 

Dayton’s bike share system, Link, is turning three years old and they want your help in celebrating at The Square is Where event on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The zippy green bikes have grown in popularity over the past three years and they can be seen at all times of the day roaming the streets of downtown Dayton.

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HOW LINK DAYTON BIKE SHARE WORKS

You can rent a Link bike from stations sprinkled around downtown Dayton. There are 24 stations and 225 bikes. 

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As a member, you can use your Link Bike for short trips. Trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive. 

The bikes are made for all sizes and are easily adjustable and include baskets for storing belongings while riding.

HOW TO JOIN

Link is a membership based program. The 24-hour and monthly memberships can be purchased at the station kiosk with a credit card or online. The 24-Hour Membership will start when the rider checks out her first bike. The rider can use her credit card again in that 24-Hour period to check out a new bike at a station kiosk. Annual and Semester Members can use their Link Cards to check out bikes right from the station dock. Annual and Semester Memberships can only be purchased online at linkdayton.org.

Pricing: 

$5 – 24-Hour Membership 

$30 – Monthly Membership 

$45 – 4 Month Semester Membership 

$65 – Annual Membership

ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY EVENT

At the birthday celebration, remarks will be made by Link Executive Director, Laura Estandia, as well as Brandon Policicchio from The Greater Dayton RTA. Todd the Fox will be filling the Square with tunes while people enjoy the nice weather and food trucks that will be on site for the event. 

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Link turns 3!

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, May 4

WHERE: Courthouse Square, 23 N. Main St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook

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