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Free BikeShare Rolling Into Fairfield

A Fairfield BikeShare program will begin April 21.
A Fairfield BikeShare program will begin April 21. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. The Fairfield Health Department will launch the Free Fairfield BikeShare program on Thursday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m., at Zane’s Cycle in Fairfield.

Initiated by the Fairfield Health Department and the Fairfield Public Libraries, the Fairfield BikeShare is operated by Zane’s Cycle and sponsored by Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.

The Fairfield BikeShare is free and offers 10 three-speed custom designed bikes for use. This program gives both Fairfield residents and visitors the opportunity to borrow a bike and ride around Fairfield, visiting various locations such as a beach or restaurant. Bikes can be borrowed for fun, exercise, or to park the car and run a few errands.

Bikes may be borrowed at Zane’s Cycle, 1215 Post Road, Fairfield, which is within walking distance of the Fairfield train station. Bikes can be borrowed only during Zane’s Cycle’s hours of operation. Borrowers must provide a valid driver’s license or state photo ID and a credit card.

Biking is not only a form of transportation but also a form of physical activity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who engage in at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, improve their overall health, live longer, and lower their risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.

The purchase of the bikes and development of the BikeShare program was made possible through the 2014-2015 Local Health Department Block Grant for Policy /Environment Change for Chronic Disease Prevention.

For more information, call (203) 256-3150 or visit fairfieldct.org/BikeShare.

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