The Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System will be the go-to method of transportation for runners, their families, and support teams at this year’s Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Bike Chattanooga and The Marathon Planning Committee will promote the transit system as a way for competitors and spectators to access the event.
The Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System is the best and most convenient way for competitor’s families and support teams to access the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, and 5K course. The MPC is encouraging participants and families to use the system through their event communications and in competitors’ race packets.
"Bike share is a perfect fit for downtown events as it is the best transit option during road closures," officials said.
The public can access a 24-hour Bike Chattanooga Access Pass for $8 a day, a 3-day Access Pass for $15, and an Annual Access Pass with key card is $50. This allows unlimited 1-hour station-to-station bicycle trips throughout the 37 station system.
“The bonus of using bike share, is that it enables race fans to get around the marathon course, and to the start/finish line, ahead of their favorite runners to cheer them on,” said Joannah Burkhardt, assistant general manager for Bike Chattanooga.
The 2017 Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon weekend is March 3-5. Participants can register online at chattanoogamarathon.com.