City of Ann Arbor to launch first shared e-bike program with community event on Monday

‘Roll Out’ event open to the public

A Spin e-bike. (Spin)

ANN ARBOR – The City of Ann Arbor will be marking the launch of its first-ever shared e-bike program with a “roll out” event on Monday at 1 p.m.

The event will take place at the Allen Creek Berm Tunnel and city leaders, elected officials and representatives from e-bike company Spin will be in attendance.

In addition to the information session, community members will be able to test ride the e-bikes for free at the event. Those who wish to ride will be asked to sign a waiver and are encouraged to bring a helmet, according to a city release.

On March 20, City Council approved a resolution to move forward with an agreement with Spin to begin operating a fleet of 100 e-bikes in the city.

The bike rental program should be up and running the first week of April, city officials said. Spin also operates 400 e-scooters in the city.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.