Bike Pottstown was initiated in 2008 by the non-profit Preservation Pottstown, which applied for grants to start the program and purchased 30 yellow bikes with funds from the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation. Initial start-up costs were also funded by Exelon and the Pottstown Police Officers Association. Because the bikes were not available in yellow, Blast from the Past Street Rods painted them the signature bright yellow now associated with Bike Pottstown/Bike Schuylkill. The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce was the driving force behind getting the bike share started, bringing together the people that made it happen. The Chamber also created and paid for the Bike Pottstown logo. The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF Transportation) performed the Bike Pottstown Community Biking Study which examined the feasibility of biking possibilities in Pottstown.