Zagster and City of Huntingburg Announce Public Bike Sharing Program

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the simple pleasures of biking while enjoying historic city

Huntingburg, IN (April 28, 2015) Zagster, the leading provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, and the City of Huntingburg have launched a public bike sharing service for residents of and visitors to the city. With eight bikes located in Huntingburg City Park, getting around historic Huntingburg, exploring its shops and nearby bike trails has never been easier.

The bike share program was presented to the Huntingburg Park Board last fall as a capstone project through the Dubois County Leadership Academy. Members of the team included Chris James, Ferdinand Town Manager; Melanie Jones, Kimball International; Debbie Ramirez, Vincennes University Jasper Campus; and Sara Thompson, Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

“Our company was founded with a goal of making it as easy as possible for anyone who wants to ride a bike to do so,” said Timothy Ericson, co-founder and CEO of Zagster. “Our partnership with the city is a great step in that direction, as riding a bike in Huntingburg is as easy as sending a text.”

Riders can join by downloading the Zagster Mobile App, available for iPhone and Android, or online at https://zagster.com/huntingburg/.   To use the Mobile App, riders simply enter the unique ID of the bike they wish to use and an access code for the lock box is provided. Alternatively, they can text the bike ID and receive the code in return. Riders can use the code throughout the duration of their rental to lock and unlock the bike anywhere along their trip. Once the bike is returned to a Zagster location, the touch of a button ends the rental and releases the bike for the next rider. Rates are $3 per hour or $24 per day (up to 24 hours).

Zagster features the Breezer Uptown, an award-winning bike known for its lightweight, yet durable construction, specifically designed for city riding. All bikes come with spacious baskets perfect for groceries, take out, or other personal belongings. With an attached flexible lock, riders can park their bikes wherever they want, allowing the ultimate in convenience.

“The City of Huntingburg has so much to offer our residents and visitors, and experiencing it all on a comfortable bike adds a new level,” said Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner. “Our investment in the Zagster program is yet another way we're showing that we are, 'A City Like No Other!'”


About Zagster

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the leading provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems. Zagster is uniquely focused on contracting with property managers, hotels, businesses, universities and smaller cities across North America to make bike sharing programs available to tenants, employees, guests, students and residents. This highly efficient and unique model allows Zagster to offer services in areas that traditional city-wide bike sharing systems can't reach. More information about Zagster is available at www.Zagster.com.

About the City of Huntingburg 

Huntingburg is a charming community known for its historic downtown district and 4th Street that includes a number of quaint specialty shops and unique dining establishments. There are a variety of community events that take place throughout the year, making Huntingburg an ideal weekend destination. For more information, visit the city’s website at huntingburg-in.gov.

About the Dubois County Leadership Academy  

The Dubois County Leadership Academy is an county-wide initiative sponsored by the Leadership Pillars of the Ferdinand and Jasper HomeTown Competitiveness initiatives, the City of Jasper, the City of Huntingburg, the Dubois County Community Foundation and Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

Media contacts:

Zagster John Williams, Scoville PR for Zagster 206-625-0075, jwilliams@scovillepr.com

City of Huntingburg Rachel Steckler, Director of Communication and Community Development 812-683-2211, rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov


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