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Eugene Brewery Starts Bike-Share Program

Falling Sky Brewing

A number of cities around the world have bike-share programs that require membership fees. A brewery in Eugene is doing its own version of bike-share for free.

Falling Sky Brewing bought 7 cruisers from the University of Oregon, painted them blue and had Arriving By Bikedo tune-ups. Falling Sky plans to have bikes available to borrow at both its Deli and Pub. Co-owner Rob Cohen says customers and employees can take a bike for free for up to 24 hours.

Cohen: "We're hoping that it will catch on and other businesses will do the same and there'll be kind of a loose organization of bikes throughout the city."

Cohen says the idea is to get more people on bikes.

Cohen: "For me it's a great way to see things. I like to see the plantings and the different businesses, breweries, restaurants and its just a lot of fun to ride bikes."

Falling Sky's bike-share does require a credit card hold in case the bike doesn’t get returned. Cohen also asks that people post photos of themselves on Falling Sky bikes on social media.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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