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With Ride from Bellevue to the Banks, Red Bike Celebrates 100,000th Trip

On Monday at 10:16 a.m., Keith Piercy took the 100,000th Red Bike Ride. 

He checked out a Red Bike from the Port Bellevue station and rode for about 30 minutes until he arrived at the Freedom Center Station at the Banks. Keith was out running errands and when reached about the milestone, was on his way to buy a helmet.

“This is awesome. It has been working out great for me. It is really helping out our 1-car family. This is really cool,” Keith said. 

Keith had just joined Red Bike on Friday.

Red Bike launched 13 months ago on September 15, 2014, with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley cutting the ribbon on the Freedom Center Station, which would be the destination of the 100,000th ride.\

The bike-sharing program has since expanded into Northern Kentucky with six stations in Covington, four stations in Newport, and one in Bellevue. 17,000 people have used a bike in the program and recently, Cincinnati was named the third fastest-growing bicycle community in the country by the League of American Bicyclists.

Red Bike has 50 stations located throughout Downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine, the West End, the Uptown neighborhoods, Northside, Covington, Newport, and Bellevue.  Red Bike was initially funded by Mayor John Cranley and Cincinnati City Council, along was many generous foundations and local businesses.  Red Bike is powered by UC Health as presenting sponsor.

-Staff report