A new option to get around N.C. Central University is coming on Thursday, Aug. 17.
NCCU and Zagster are launching a bike-share program to offer students, faculty and staff another way to traverse campus, according to a news release.
NCCU’s Cycling Eagles bike-share features the Zagster 8. It includes a basket, automatic lights, a bell and full reflectors. There will be two stations on campus where the bicycles can be rented.
Riders can join the program by signing up for a $15 annual membership ($10 if you sign up by Sept. 30). Membership includes two free hours of bike use per ride on weekdays and three free hours on weekends. Additional time is charged at $2 per hour. Riders must be 18 or older.
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“This partnership exposes our campus community to yet another great benefit,” said interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs Gary Brown. “Cycling Eagles will not only provide a new transportation option, but will also contribute to a healthier campus community.”
Riders may locate available bikes through the Zagster mobile app. One tap in the app automatically unlocks a ring lock on the rear wheel, allowing riders to get rolling in seconds. The built-in lock on Zagster bikes also lets riders travel without the limitation of parking only at designated stations.