EUGENE, Ore. -- On Sunday, PeaceHealth Rides, Eugene’s bike share system, celebrated two years of service to the community.
Since its launch in 2018, over 430,000 miles have been logged and over 390,000 trips have been taken by the system's membership of over 21,000.
Lindsey Hayward, the General Manager for PeaceHealth Rides, said they are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of both users and riders.
“Since COVID-19, our plans are always constantly adapting and changing,” Hayward said. “The system is still open, and we will continue to track how that goes to ensure people stay safe while they are utilizing bike share and that our staff stays safe.”
Hayward encourages everyone to do their part to use the system for essential trips only.
“If they are needing to go out, bike share is a great transportation option but just make sure to follow safety protocol,” Hayward said.
PeaceHealth Rides' main hope remains the same.
“Our goal has always been for the system to really feel like Eugene’s bike share system, so there’s a lot of grassroot celebration of getting more people to try bike share as a form of commuting or to take a leisurely ride along the river bank path,” Hayward said.
They hope to expand in the future to continue meeting the needs within the community.
To find a ride, head to the PeaceHealth Rides app or go their website to view different membership plans.