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The Town of Normal and Zagster Launch Bike Share 309

NORMAL, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/17 -- The Town of Normal and Zagster, Inc. today will launch Bike Share 309, a bike share program that will provide all Normal's residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around the Twin City area.

Starting today, 45 cruiser bikes and two three-wheeled accessible bikes will be available at nine stations for members to use for on-demand, local trips. Riders -- who must be 18 or older -- join the program by signing up for one-day, monthly or annual passes. Rides for members are free for the first hour, and then $3/hour after that. Local college and university users can receive discounted memberships.

"With our Uptown Station intermodal transportation center, our EV Town initiative, our location at the intersection of three interstate highways and in countless other ways, the Town of Normal understands transportation and its future," said Normal Mayor Chris Koos. "Bike Share 309 offers an efficient, healthy and fun option for Normal residents and visitors to go where they want, when they want."

Mayor Koos will unveil the program at a kickoff ceremony this evening at 6:30 p.m. in Gateway Plaza, on the circle in Uptown Normal between Uptown Station and the Children's Discovery Museum. The event will include a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with remarks by Mayor Chris Koos and Bob Miller, VP of Operations, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, a sponsor of Bike Share 309.

Riding Bike Share 309 is easy. Bikes can be found using the free Zagster Mobile App -- available for iPhone and Android -- or online at zagster.com/BikeShare309. Each bike has a unique number which riders enter into the app to obtain a single-use code to open the lockbox on the back of the bike. (Alternatively, riders can obtain unlock codes via text message.) A key, stored inside and tethered to the lockbox, allows the bike to be locked and unlocked throughout a ride. After the rider returns the bike to a designated Zagster bike station and taps "End Ride" in the app, the rental ends and the bike is available for the next person to enjoy.

Bike Share 309 features the Zagster 8, an award-winning bike known for its practical design, comfortable ride and easy handling. The bike includes a spacious basket that's perfect for carrying groceries, takeout, or personal belongings. Because rider safety is a priority, every bike includes automatic lights, a bell and full reflectors.

About the Town of Normal
The Town of Normal is a vibrant Midwestern community located in Central Illinois. Normal is the proud home of Illinois State University. Residents and visitors enjoy Normal's premier educational institutions, exceptional recreational amenities and a diverse employment base.

For more information about the welcoming, friendly and exciting Town of Normal, please visit www.normal.org.

About Zagster
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the leading provider of private and public-private bike-sharing systems in the United States, operating more than 140 programs in more than 30 states. Its highly efficient business model allows the company to successfully deploy programs in multiple markets, including cities, suburbs, universities, corporate campuses, and commercial and residential properties. The company's goal: To make the bike the most loved form of transportation.

More information about Zagster and its programs can be found at www.zagster.com.

Media Contact for Zagster
Jon Terbush
Zagster Communications Manager
(617) 681-4914
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Media Contact for the Town of Normal
Dan Irvin
Director of Communications
(309) 454-9505
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