The City of Smyrna has a Bike Share program that makes it easy and affordable to “Enjoy Smyrna Life – Ride a Bike” with Zagster bikes, stations and borrow/riding system.
Throughout Smyrna residents and visitors may use the trails that Smyrna has invested in over the years such as the multi-use trail along Atlanta Road that connects the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to amenities such as Taylor-Brawner Park, the site of Food Truck Tuesday that takes place May through September. The Smyrna bike share program expands opportunities for everyone to enjoy these trails, whether they want to get to the Silver Comet trail or visit a restaurant or coffee shop.
The Smyrna bike share program offers bike rental from three sharing stations, located at the Smyrna Public Library on the Village Green, at Taylor-Brawner Park on Atlanta Road along the multi-use trail, and near Jonquil Park along Spring Road which is the corridor that stretches from downtown Smyrna to the Cumberland District and the new Braves stadium complex. A fourth location will be announced soon.
With four bikes at each station, the program is beginning on a smaller scale to allow for evaluation for future expansion. The ease of use, however, is huge. There are two ways to join. Go to the website www.zagster.com/smyrnaga or download an app for iPhone and Android from iTunes or Google Play. You may also borrow bikes using SMS text messages. View an instructional video at https://vimeo.com/121167227.
Rides are free for the first four hours. After the first four hours, there is a $5.00 an hour charge – up to $40 per ride. The bikes, called “Cruisers,” have adjustable seat heights that fit adult riders, front and rear lights for nighttime visibility, a basket for storing the “U-Lock” while you ride, seven gears that allow riders to go anywhere, and fenders and a chain guard to keep you clean while riding. Again, an instructional video may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/121167227.
There is an FAQ section on the quick and easy website at http://zagster.com/smyrnaga/ that covers things like “Where can the Zagster bike go?” or “What do I do if my bike breaks down?” It is recommended that you review the FAQs to become familiar with obligations and requirements of membership. Wear a helmet. An ANSI certified helmet is required for all riders under 16 years of age. Helmets are recommended for all riders. Remember that users are subject to Georgia bicycle laws.