Move over Red Bike, bike share coming to Dayton

Oct 8, 2014

Credit City of Dayton

Following in Cincinnati's trail, Dayton is getting a bike share program.

City Commissioners Wednesday approved the final piece of a financial agreement to support the program.

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will operate and maintain the system. Plans call for about 225 bikes and 22 stations located within a two-mile radius of downtown. The bikes will be "RTA-green."

Bike Miami Valley is in the process of hiring an executive director to oversee the system. The non-profit will also handle customer memberships, organizational partnerships, and marketing and promotions.

The bike share is slated to be up-and-rolling in the spring.