The Rural Health Foundation (RHF) partnered with Main Street Pinedale (MSP) by providing a $500 contribution to help get a bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme up and running in Pinedale. It is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. Bike share schemes allow people to borrow a bike from point “A” and return it at point “B”. Many bike-share systems offer subscriptions that make the first 30–45 minutes of use either free or very inexpensive, encouraging use as transportation. This allows each bike to serve several users per day.
Through this contribution the RHF Board recognizes the positive health impacts of bike riding and hope that we are improving the quality of bike renters’ lives.