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I have a nice bike, which is part of the problem. Because I want to keep my bike, I avoid riding it down town. Also, once I arrive at my destination, my bike cherry bike becomes a ball and chain. I wish I had a cheap, functional bike I could just leave after finished. Enter Bike Town.

Bike Town is a bike share program primarily sponsored by Nike with many bike stations planned throughout Portland. The program will start July 19 and if you sign up now you get founding member bragging rights and a cool tee shirt. Mine is one the way.

And, it’s affordable. A year subscription is just $12 per month. With that you get 90 minutes per day and additional minutes at only $6 per hour. Other bike rental companies charge $20 per hour. More info is at bikektownpdx.com. https://www.biketownpdx.com/