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Explore Spartanburg on a BCycle Bike

Marie McAden Marie McAden
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Bicycles can be picked up at either of two stations - one at the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and the other at Morgan Square.

Getting around downtown Spartanburg just got a whole lot easier thanks to Spartanburg BCycle, the first bike sharing system in the Southeast.

Bicycles can be picked up at either of two stations - one at the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and the other at Morgan Square. Each red cruiser is equipped with three gears, an easily adjustable seat, a basket, bell, lock and a computer that allows you to track mileage, calories burned and carbon offsets. The only thing you'll need is a helmet.

Here's how it works: Choose a membership plan and join online or right at the station kiosks. The price of membership is $5 for a day, $15 for 30 days or $30 for a year.

Just swipe your credit card, choose a bike and off you go. The first hour with each use is free. After that, it's $1 for every additional 30 minutes. You can cruise along Main Street, have lunch at a sidewalk café or take a ride along the two-mile Rail Trail. If you only use the bike for a couple of hours, it's just $6. Now that's a deal!

As much as I love walking around town, riding a bike allows you to see so much more. You don't have to deal with traffic and parking hassles, it's good for the environment and you're getting in a workout while sightseeing. It's a win-win-win situation all the way around.

To learn more about Spartanburg's BCycle program or to register, visit the website or call (864) 598-9638.

Marie McAden
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.