Bike Chattanooga Celebrates Second Birthday At Nightfall July 25

Monday, July 21, 2014

The city of Chattanooga’s Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System invites the public to help celebrate its second year of operations in the Scenic City with a celebration at the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday, July 25, from 7-9 p.m.

The community is invited to join Bike Chattanooga, Outdoor Chattanooga, and Bike/Walk Tennessee at Miller Park for refreshments, free bicycle valet service, live music, and a member mix and mingle. Bike Chattanooga will be recognizing the top three female, three male and three UTC riders while offering the public $25 off new and renewed annual memberships, regularly $75. 

The Nightfall concert series will feature local Road to Nightfall winning band, Function.

Birthday Milestones since July 23, 2012 Launch:
33 Stations
320,000 miles traveled on 78,135 rides
1,151 annual members
23,170 day users
13.7 million calories burned
217,000 lbs. of CO2 saved

Record Days: May 25 and 26 (V.W. USA Cycling National Championships)
Sponsored by PeopleForBikes, VW, and BikeToursDirect
1,187 Complimentary Passes issued
2,096 trips taken
55,000 calories burned
72,000 lbs. of CO2 saved
9,911 miles traveled (more than the distance from Chattanooga to Paris, France and back) 

Bike Chattanooga offers locals and visitors a variety of membership options including 24-Hour Access Passes for $6, 3-day Access Passes for $12, and Annual Memberships for $75. The Corporate and Community Partnership program allows businesses and organizations to subsidize memberships to employees at a reduced rate of $50 and helps encourage health and wellness in the work place. Current Bike Chattanooga Community Partners are Volkert, Playcore, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Chambliss, Bohner, and Stophel, Propex, and the city of Chattanooga. 

Conference Memberships allow event organizers to offer attendees access to the network for $20 per membership. More information on all membership types may be found on www.bikechattanooga.com/pricing. Businesses and organizations also have the opportunity to sponsor free Bike Chattanooga days during downtown community events such as the USA Pro Cycling Championships, Ironman Chattanooga, RiverRocks, and the Head of the Hooch. 

Bike Chattanooga is made possible through the continued strong support of the city of Chattanooga Transportation Dept., Outdoor Chattanooga, CARTA, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, and current sponsors:  BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Chattanooga History Center, and the Tennessee Aquarium.  



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