Did you know that May is Bike Month? We’re celebrating because Decatur has welcomed the addition of rentable Blue Bikes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama across the city. Now it’s easier than ever to explore the city on two wheels, even if you don’t own a bike yourself. Read on for more on the program and where you can find the bikes around town (in Huntsville + Montgomery too!)
About Blue Bikes
When you choose to explore the city on a bike, you see everything from a new perspective. With the Blue Bike program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Decatur now has access to 15 bikes at three stations.
In a news release from the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, several city leaders expressed their excitement for the new program.
“The possibilities for what a bicycle tourism destination can be are endless. We can’t wait for guests and locals to experience the amazing trails we have to offer such as the Point Mallard Trails and the Dr. Bill Sims Bike Trail. When guests are on vacation, they will be taking time to focus on their health, slowing down, and connecting with the true experiences here in Decatur and creating memories they will never forget.”Danielle Gibson, President & CEO, Decatur-Morgan County Tourism
Not only are you helping the environment by biking, but there are several personal benefits as well. While you coast through the city, you’ll boost your mental health and get a fun exercise in.
“Decatur has a unique mix of outdoor offerings: the Tennessee River, Point Mallard Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and the Dr. Bill Sims Bike Trail. The bike share program will allow riders to experience our downtown and parks in a fun way. We appreciate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for their generous support of this program for the Decatur community.”Kelly Thomas, Executive Director, Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority
For locals and tourists alike, this program allows for everybody to see the city in a new light. The Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Decatur-Morgan County Tourism and Tandem Mobility teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama to bring this special program to life.
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Where you can find them
Ready to ride? There are three bike stations located in Decatur:
- 2nd Avenue Downtown, by Tess’s Place
- Rhodes Ferry Park
- Point Mallard Park
Not in Decatur? This awesome program has bike stations in cities across Alabama, including Huntsville and Montgomery! Check out additional locations below:
- 30 bikes at 11 stations
- Find where to ride
- 30 bikes at 13 stations
- Find where to ride on the Movatic app
Download, unlock and ride
By now, I’m sure you’re excited to get moving. After you download the Movatic app, you can find the location of Blue Bikes near you and see in real time how many are available at each station.
Using the app, you’ll scan the QR code and get ready to ride. At $1.50 per 30 minutes, you can’t beat the affordability. Don’t forget to wear a helmet!