Bcycle- you gotta try this!

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Houston has bikes to rent between cool destinations.

It’s called Bcycle.com

app like above.

At first I was worried about traffic and heat but I use the backroads during off-peak rush times along shade-lined streets.

How does it work?
1. bcycle.com

2. Choose your city

2b. Register online &
bring that card with you.
$5.00/day
or
$65/year
google “bcycle promo 2015” for discounts.
I used “uhdowntown” to get yearly for $45.

3. Check the map to see where you want to go to the first station

4. Pack water, a debit card, your phone with GPS, phone charger, sunscreen, sunglasses, biking clothes and any safety gear. Mace might be a good idea if you expect there might be loose dogs

5. Walk to the station-in my neighborhood it’s next to an ice cream shop-hardly fair

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6. Use the kiosk to reswipe your registered card to check out a bike.

7. Seat is adjustable with chrome latch below seat.

8. Gears on the right (I found those the second day…)

At first I was SO WOBBLY!

I had not ridden a bike since…1983 maybe when I used to bike to my friend’s house in the summer.

I found gorgeous tree-lined streets on day one.

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I felt like I was 12 again, enjoying the summer smells, sounds of birds, wind in the trees.

Today I got lucky and caught the Southwest bike. You can enter for lucrative prizes like peanuts and safety cards.

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Tomorrow is “pool day” so it’s back to my Real Housewives of the ATL for the treadmill workout.

Keep in mind that before every 60 minutes, you must checkin and checkout at a station. Otherwise it’s $2/30mins.

I LOVE this idea!

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