From May 1 to Sept. 30, 2013 we offered first-time users of Bike Pottstown’s free bike share a FREE water bottle simply for trying out the bikes. We gave out a total of 200 water bottles–our entire supply–by late August! We also gave out free backpacks to anyone who used the bikes 10 times. Among those who achieved that goal were Rodney and Elaine Jordan, who credit the program for helping them boost their fitness.
“Bike Pottstown is the best program our community offers,” said Elaine. “Since we have begun using the bikes, we have changed our diet and have begun to make fitness an important aspect of our daily life.”
Elaine works out at home two days a week in addition to riding the Bike Pottstown bikes on the Schuylkill River Trail. While their grandchildren were off for the summer they often accompanied Rodney and Elaine on their rides. This is just one great example of how this program is impacting people within our community.