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Fairfield Peddles Free Bike Rides At Zane's Cycles

Fairfield's BikeShare program is up and running at Zane's Cycles.
Fairfield's BikeShare program is up and running at Zane's Cycles. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield’s free BikeShare at Zane's Cycles is now open.

Initiated by the Fairfield Health Department and Fairfield Public Libraries, and sponsored by Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, Fairfield BikeShare is operated by Zane's Cycle, and consists of 10 3-speed, custom designed bikes. Residents and visitors can borrow a bike and take a bike ride for free.

Bikes can be borrowed for fun, exercise or to park the car and run a few errands on a bike. Zane's checkout location is within walking distance of the Fairfield train station. Visitors to Fairfield and residents can borrow a bike and ride to one of the beaches or other locations in town and finish the day at one of the many restaurants before returning home.

Zane's Cycle is located at 1215 Post Road. Bikes are available to borrow during Zane's hours of operations: Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. Borrowers must provide a valid driver's license or state photo ID and credit card.

Call 203-256-8735 for more information.

Rules of the Road:

  • Ride on the right. On roadways, always ride with traffic, and keep as far to the right.
  • Leave plenty of room when passing parked cars to avoid opening doors.
  • Be predictable. Always ride in a straight line. Do not weave from side to side or suddenly move out into traffic.
  • Be alert and plan ahead to avoid obstacles.
  • Always check over your shoulder before changing your lane position.
  • Never weave between parked cars.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Use hand signals. It can be as simple as pointing in the direction you plan to go.
  • Yield to pedestrians in all situations.
  • On a bike path, alert others of your approach by ringing the bell or by announcing "Passing on your left."
  • Riding on the sidewalk jeopardizes walkers.

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