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The largest micro-transit option in the world, has come to Greater Grand Forks, thanks to area business and other partners, and ushers in one more option to promote a fun, cost-effective, and healthy transportation option for residents and visitors alike.
The new "lock-to" dockless bike share service launched in August 2019 with Pace by Zagster.
With Pace, riders can now rent one of 55 bikes (expanding to 72 soon) from any of the 13 dedicated Pace racks (expanding to 17 soon), or dozens of additional public bike racks throughout the city and the University of North Dakota Campus.
The combination of fixed bike share parking locations (stations), with the ability to start or end a ride at any designated public bike rack (as identified on the Grand Rides, powered by Pace smartphone app), maximizes ridership by supporting both routine as well as flexible trips.
To ride, download the free Pace bike share app available in the App Store or Google Play. Once the app is downloaded and a rider profile is created, riders will be able to see available bikes all over Greater Grand Forks in real time. Riders can then start, end, or pause their ride using the app. Locking the bike at the end of a ride or for mid-ride stops is easy thanks to a wheel ring lock and integrated cable.
Rides start at $1/15 minutes and the program offers a variety of membership options including $5/mo and $60/yr for unlimited 30 minute rides. UND students, staff and faculty (anyone with a @und.edu email address) is eligible for half-price rides.
Riders are encouraged to use helmets and to follow road regulations.
What is Bike Share?
Bike share is an innovative public transportation program offering a network of bicycles for short-term use. Through automated, self-service bike check-out stations, bike share combines the flexibility and freedom of a bicycle with the accessibility of public transportation. Bike share systems enhance mobility within a city, promote tourism and economic development, and offer a fun and healthy way of getting around town. Extending the reach of public transit, bike share systems create connections - connecting people to where they live, work and play, and to other modes of transportation.
A great way to stay up-to-date on the bike share world is at bikeshare.com.