Clarksville, Tenn. -- The City of Clarksville and Austin Peay State University have partnered to offer the popular Clarksville BCycle bike-sharing program on campus.
As a result, currently enrolled APSU students are eligible for free annual bike-share memberships that give them access to bikes on campus and at the City’s BCycle stations at Liberty Park, Cumberland Riverwalk, Downtown at Public Square and the Clarksville Greenway’s Pollard Road Trailhead.
Mayor Kim McMillan and APSU President Alisa White cut the ribbon Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Foy Recreation Center on 10 new BCycles and a docking station.
The partnership grew out of an award-winning "Great Green Idea" by former SGA President Frank Burns. It gained support of the Student Government Association and the Sustainable Campus Fee Committee.
“This is a true partnership that creates opportunities for transportation and healthy recreation options, and also will connect Austin Peay students with our downtown, parks and greenways,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “We hope this will be the first of many BCycle stations on campus.“
The bikes, adorned with APSU symbols and slogans, were paid for by the APSU Sustainability fee and will be maintained and operated by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department.
“This is a wonderful step toward the University’s strategic goals for sustainability,” President White said. “In addition, the BCycle station provides access to additional forms of recreation and entertainment, especially in the historic downtown area, which also brings enhanced economic impact to area businesses. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the City on this project, and I am confident the bicycles will be enjoyed by our students.”
For information or to register for bike sharing, visit clarksville.bcycle.com/apsu or call (931) 645-7476.
About Clarksville BCycle
The Clarksville BCycle system includes five stations and 52 bikes throughout Clarksville. Bikes rented from one station may be returned to any of the other stations.
Clarksville BCycle 24 Hour memberships start at $3, and entitle the rider to unlimited 60 minute bike rides during the membership period. Rides lasting longer than an hour incur a $1 usage fee for each additional 30 minutes.
Individuals can purchase monthly and annual memberships online that allow the rider to skip the kiosk and checkout bikes directly from the dock using the app or personal B-card. Learn more at Clarksville.BCycle.com