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New Bike Rental Program in Devou Park Will Have Something for Everyone

The new bicycle rental program at Devou Park in Covington will begin on Thursday, May 31.

DevouCycle will allow visitors to take advantage of more than eleven miles of trails and other attractions.

A ribbon-cutting and celebratory bike ride will take place on opening day from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature $1 hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks, and the first two hundred in attendance will receive a free DevouCycle water bottle.

“We’re so excited to kick off this new service in Devou Park to make it easier to take advantage of all the hidden gems it holds,” said Matt Butler, chair of special projects of the Devou Good Project. “The park is home to amenities such as the bike trails, the Behringer-Crawford Museum, the spectacular overlook of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and so much more. Offering adaptive bike rentals also means that community members of all ages and abilities can enjoy the park from a new perspective while getting fresh air and exercise.”

The bike rental service is based out of the Devou Golf and Event Center and will offer a variety of bikes for adults and children including road bikes and mountain bikes, as well as electric bikes, recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, and adaptive hand cycles.

Renters with small children unable to ride on their own can rent Dutch bikes, trailers, children’s seats, and balance bikes. All bikes can be used in the park and beyond.

“This is a fabulous program,” said Rosie Santos, Covington Parks and Recreation Manager. “Devou Park is one of the treasures that makes Covington unique – this regional park is not only an immense green space, but also an outdoor adventure hub filled with activities and programs that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and families of all sizes.”

Rentals will be available for one hour, three hours, or all day, and range in price from $6-$50. All Covington residents will receive 50% off rentals with valid ID. All rentals include helmet and optional lock. Bike reservations can be made over the phone by calling 859.431.8030 or by emailing [email protected].

The new rental service was made possible by The Devou Good Project and the City of Covington. More information is available online at www.devoucycle.com.

-Staff report