Bike and Ride FREE on Metro, TANK, CTC on Friday, May 16

To celebrate Bike to Work Day, bicycle commuters can ride free on Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) or Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) on Friday, May 16, when they transport their bikes on the easy-to-use bus bike racks.

Free transit rides for bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day 

Bike photoCINCINNATI –  To celebrate Bike to Work Day, bicycle commuters can ride free on Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) or Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) on Friday, May 16, when they transport their bikes on the easy-to-use bus bike racks.

Bike racks are located on the front of all Metro, TANK and CTC buses and can be used at all bus stops including Government Square downtown. Each bike rack can accommodate two bikes. For safety reasons, bikes are not allowed on-board buses unless they can be folded and stowed under a seat.

Metro and TANK will also be at the Bike to Work Day Celebration on Washington Park on May 16, from noon to 1 p.m., to demonstrate the ease of biking and riding buses. For information on Cincinnati Bike Month activities, visit www.queencitybike.com.

Metro and TANK were recognized as “Bike Friendly Destinations” for providing advocacy and infrastructure improvements to support bicycling for employees and riders in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The 2014 Bike Friendly Destination Awards will be given out on May 22.

“With bike racks on buses, we’ve established a natural partnership between the bike community and the local transit agencies. They complement each other,” said Nern Ostendorf, Queen City Bike executive director. “In Cincinnati, bikes and buses are both important transportation options and I hope to see more and more people actively using both.” 

About Metro, TANK and CTC

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.  

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Nearly 4 million passengers each year rely on the more than 100 TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at www.tankbus.org.

CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. Visit CTC online at http://ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov.

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