Roanoke bike share program sees early success

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The new bike share program in Roanoke hit its first year goals -- in its first month.

Ride Solutions says they have 572 active members. Their goal was to get 400 in the first year. They say response has been fantastic and the community loves what it provides.

Tim Pohlad-Thomas with Ride Solutions said, “And this just provides an opportunity for people who may not have the money to do maintenance on bikes regularly or don't have the time to take care of a bike, they can just get an annual membership and somebody else just does all the work for them.”

They're already looking at expansion. In August, they're launching at least two new stations at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewery and in the Crystal Spring Village.