“For a quick trip, we recommend the Pay-As-You-Go pass,” Estandia said. “But for a longer bike ride, our Day Pass is the best value.”
Users start and end trips within the app, and must use the onboard cables to lock up bikes at Link’s 27 designated parking hubs. There are currently about 170-180 bikes in circulation but there is growth on the horizon with as many as 325 vehicles targeted for use at 35-40 Link hubs.
While the Link system is familiar to Miami Valley residents, Estandia has noticed a few usage changes as a result of the current health pandemic.
“We’ve noticed that morning commutes and lunchtime use are down – which makes sense with more people working from home – and we’re seeing a spike on evenings and weekends,” she said. “It’s just great to have people out and about.”
Link COVID-19 Safety Reminders
- Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water after using Link or wear gloves
- Avoid touching your face after using Link
- Avoid using Link if you suspect you are sick
- Bring Your Own Wipes (BYOW). Though the bikes are sanitized during inspections, this ensures a clean ride for you
- Ride with members of your household and keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other riders you may encounter
- Finally, have fun! It is a bike ride after all.