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  • Take Flight with BroomLNK

    by Jes Slavin | Oct 27,2020

    Witches and Wizards, BroomLNK is back for all your Halloween week transportation needs. Shareable brooms (and one mop!) are now available in BikeLNK stations to help get you flying. This is the third year BroomLNK has supplied Lincoln with this magical micromobility transportation option.

    Just like the BikeLNK bikes, the BroomLNK brooms will be docked in the stations and can be accessed by any BikeLNK passes. By purchasing a Capital Cruiser pass, riders will have access to unlimited one-hour trips of bikes or brooms for 24 hours. Current BikeLNK members can check out the brooms just like they would any BikeLNK bike. Magical riders must properly dock their broomsticks after their ride.

    Follow along with the BroomLNK fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We'd love to see you out flying- post a photo or video with #BroomLNK and don't forget to tag us. Happy Halloween from all of us at BikeLNK- enjoy the ride!

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  • Roll to the Polls for FREE on November 3rd

    by Jes Slavin | Oct 20,2020

    BikeLNK is teaming up with micromobility operators across the country on the Roll to the Polls initiative and offering free 1-hour trips on November 3rd. Voting is vital to our democracy and BikeLNK is excited to help ensure transportation access on election day with these free trips. More information about the Roll to the Polls initiative & voting resources can be found at www.rolltothepolls.com.

    To take advantage of a free 1-hour trip on November 3rd, you just need to use the promo code 110320 at any BikeLNK kiosk. The free pass will include 1-hour of ride time to help you cast your vote.

    You can find your polling place at www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov and plan your trip to the polls today. If you requested your ballot by mail, the BikeLNK station at 14th & N is conveniently located across from the Bennett Martin Public Library where there is a ballot drop box. A map of BikeLNK stations can be found on our website or the BCycle App. Plan your trip today and Roll to the Polls on November 3rd to cast your vote!

    Roll to the Polls BikeLNK
  • Check Out a BikeLNK Program launches at Bennett Martin Public Library

    by Jes Slavin | Oct 06,2020

    BikeLNK is teaming up with Lincoln City Libraries to offer free access to bike share through the new Check Out A BikeLNK program. Starting today, library card holders can check out a BikeLNK pass and helmet at the Bennett Martin Public Library location. Library card holders can check out a BikeLNK pass for 7 days. When users check out a pass, they will receive a BikeLNK fob, helmet, and an instruction sheet to help get them riding.  Our station located at 14th & N St is conveniently across the street from the Bennett Martin Public Library branch for easy access to the bike share system. If riders are loving the pass, the pass can be renewed once per check out. All library pass materials will be disinfected after each check out to ensure the health and safety of program users.

    This partnership was made possible by a grant from the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln with the goal of making healthy activity and active transportation more accessible for the Lincoln Community. Check Out a BikeLNK riders can find station locations listed at station kiosks or on our website at www.BikeLNK.com. The BikeLNK fob gives access to both classic and electric pedal-assist bikes. If they choose to use an e-bike, the user needs to turn on the bike with a button located on the left-side of the handlebars to get the assist. Once a rider starts pedaling, the electric-assist will match the rider’s power to make biking a breeze.

    We are extremely excited about the new Check Out a BikeLNK program and proud to provide Lincoln with active transportation and healthy activity. We have increased our cleaning protocols in response to COVID-19 and have been reminding riders to follow social distancing guidelines when riding through our social media channels. Make sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the most up to date information about BikeLNK! 

    BikeLNK Library Pass
  • 20 Additional E-Bikes Added to BikeLNK Fleet!

    by Jes Slavin | Oct 02,2020

    In early March, we launched five electric pedal-assist bikes and riders have been telling us how much they love them since. Due to their popularity twenty more electric pedal assist bikes, or e-bikes, will be available to riders starting today. According to our data, 19% of all trips over the past six months were taken with these ride boosting bikes. The electric pedal-assist helps riders as they pedal up to 17mph, perfect for the longer recreational rides our BikeLNK riders have been taking now that all pass types come with unlimited 1-hour trips.

    Starting today, there will be twenty more electric pedal-assist bikes for you to enjoy. Allo sponsored the original five e-bikes and will be sponsoring eight additional e-bikes. These bikes are as quick as the lighting fast fiber Allo provides to their customers. Twelve e-bikes are available for sponsorship, those interested in sponsoring the new bikes can check out our Sponsorship Page.

    As always, we suggest using the BCycle App to locate the e-bikes which are shown with a little lightning bolt symbol on the station icon. There is no additional cost to use an e-bike, you just need a valid BikeLNK pass. To get the assist, all you need to do is turn on the bike with a button located on the left-side of the handlebars over the display screen. Once you start pedaling, the electric-assist will match the your power to make biking a breeze.

    BikeLNK is proud to provide Lincoln with active transportation and healthy activity. We have increased their cleaning protocols in response to COVID-19 and have been reminding riders to follow social distancing guidelines when riding through our social media channels. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the most up to date information about BikeLNK!

    E-Bike

    E-Bike In Dock
  • 19th & S St Station Expanded by 4 Docks

    by Jes Slavin | Sep 28,2020
    Due to popular demand, the staton at 19th & S St, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus, has been expanded from 8 docks to 12 docks. The increased capacity will ensure there are enough available docks to meet user demand.

    The station is situated behind the Eastside Suites right across the street from the University Health Center and was the fifth busiest station in the BikeLNK system this month. The station has seen increased traffic this semester making the expansion to 12 docks necessary to help maintain the optimal balance of full to empty docks at all times. 19th & S is the second station on campus to benefit from an expansion project. The station at 14th & R, right outside the Nebraska Union on City Campus, started as an 8 dock station but the station size was increased to 17 docks after it showed more ridership than any other station in the BikeLNK system. We are excited for the expansion at 19th & S and hope it gets more students, faculty, and staff riding.

    Utilizing BikeLNK is a quick & socially distanced way to get around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's campuses! There are 3 stations on City Campus, 2 on East Campus, and 1 on Innovation Campus. We suggest looking on google maps biking directions or pick up a one of Great Plains Trails Network's Lincoln Trails Map at a local bike friendly business like the Hub Cafe to plan your route between campuses. There are a few ways to go by trail to get between City and East Campus or you can take low volume, bike friendly streets like Y St.

    Common BikeLNK Routes around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campuses
    From 14th & R (City Campus Union) to 14th & Avery (Harper, Schramm, Smith & Village) is an approximately 5 minute trip.
    From 14th & Avery to 19th & Transformation Dr (Innovation Campus) takes about 10 minutes on the bike trail.
    From 19th & Transformation Drive to 35th & Center St (East Campus Rec) is around 25 minutes on the John Dietrich Trail or Mopac East Trail.
    From 35th & Center to the Dairy Store station is about 3 minutes through East Campus.
    East Campus to The Nebraska Union on City Campus via Y St can take less than 20 minutes.

    We took the trips to calculate these approximate ride times on our classic bikes. You may take a little bit longer or go a little more quickly, but we are confident it will take you under your allotted free hour of ride time. If you take an e-bike it might not be faster but you will arrive a little less tired than on a classic bike. Locate an e-bike on the BCycle App and once you turn it on it will help assist as you pedal up to 17mph. 

    Taking BikeLNK between campuses is not only easy to do but it's easy on your wallet too! University of Nebraska-Lincoln community members can get a year of unlimited 1-hour trips for just $10! All you need to do is sign up for an Aluminum Access membership on the BCycle App or on our website with the promo code UNLBIKES2021 and you unl.edu email address. Once you have your passes, you can use the BCycle App to check out a bike and get riding! As long as your trips are less than 1-hour each time, you'll have no additional fees. Ride longer than 1-hour, the trip will cost $6 per additional hour you ride and you'll be charged for all overage fees on a monthly basis.

    To ensure the health and safety of our riders, our bike technician team wears masks and gloves while handling the bikes and all of the user contact surfaces on our bikes and stations are being routinely disinfected. We suggest that our riders disinfect the bike before use just like any public surface and to mask up if they can't maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others while out riding. For up to date information on the BikeLNK system follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

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BikeLNK Riders on N Street Cycletrack
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