“This free offer is our way of introducing everyone to the new bike share program,” says Impact 32's official bike spokesperson, Carly Poole. “Anyone who might want to try a bike will get a chance to take one out for a spin.”
The 7-speed bikes are brand new and come complete with helmet, lock, and a basket to hold your shopping or picnic lunch. It's the perfect way to see a little more of Bobcaygeon area, if you arrive by boat, and also just a cool way to get around town.
Anyone over 5' tall can rent a bike, by downloading the Movatic app to their phone. It's easy to use, and unlocks the bike from the stand for you, then locks it back up when you're finished.
The white city-cruiser style bikes are in stands near the Lock 32 swing bridge, ready to roll. Volunteers have already started to man the Welcome Centre on the northeast side of the swing bridge on weekends and will be available to offer information and tips on local attractions to anyone who drops by.
More volunteers are needed to work 2 or 3 hour shifts, chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes, as well as answering any other questions that might pop up. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs, and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts are in rain or shine.
Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to click the Volunteer for Bike Sharing button, on the home page of www.visitbobcaygeon.com.