Red Bike in the News!
The Better Bike Share Partnership just published a story on our Shelterhouse station. Red Bike installed the station in August of 2022, and we have seen a massive influx of rides from it; in the first month, we saw over three hundred trips, which was the highest of any of our stations during that period. Red Bike is helping those at Shelterhouse by providing more mobility options and connecting them to the community. We are delighted to partner with Shelterhouse to make this station a reality! Click here to read more.
In late February Red Bike held our first 2023 photoshoot! We had a handful of people meet us at Smale Riverfront Park to ride Red Bikes, engage with each other, and take some fun photos! Our Membership and Communications Manager, Mikaela, and our Engagement Manager, Elese hosted this event to meet our users and get some updated content for you to enjoy. We rode in downtown Cincinnati and got quite a few great pictures; you can see some of the photos on our website news page linked here!
Community Ambassador Program
Red Bike is seeking passionate, community-focused nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston, Avondale, and Walnut Hills neighborhoods to be the first cohort of Community Ambassadors. This program will partner with existing neighborhood organizations to build community support for bikeshare and biking by creating fun and engaging bike rides and events for residents to learn more about bicycling in their neighborhood. We are looking for folks who are excited to get outside, ride bikes, and spread the joy of biking in their communities. Applications for these three mini grants will remain open until Monday, March 21st, 2023. Each organization selected will receive a $3,000 stipend, Red Bike annual memberships, training, and education around bikeshare and bike ride leader training, among other benefits.
Full details of the program and a link to the application can be found on Red Bike’s website at: https://www.cincyredbike.org/community-ambassador/
Red Bike at Tristate Trails’ Active Transportation Coalition
Our Engagement Manager, Elese Daniel, will participate in the Tristate Trails’ Active Transportation Coalition meeting, speaking about the importance of bikes in communities. The coalition educates community-minded individuals on new ways they can make a difference in their neighborhoods. If you would like to attend or support Elese and learn more about the event, it is held on March 16 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Digital Futures Building. Click here for more information.
Red Bike at the Walnut Hills Library
A few of our Red Bike staff will be at the newly renovated Walnut Hills Library located at 2533 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati, OH, 45206 from 6pm- 7:30pm, to talk about our expansion plans for Walnut Hills. We are hosting a mapping activity encouraging residents to suggest Red Bike station locations in the neighborhood. It is a free event and those in the Walnut Hills community are encouraged to attend. Help us decide where the stations should go!
New Station Coming Soon – Grant Park
A new station is coming to Grant Park! Located at the intersection of McMicken Ave. and Walnut Street in the Brewery District, this new station will help to improve the Red Bike coverage in Over-the-Rhine. Keep an eye out in late March for an announcement about the opening date!