Explore Bike Share, My City Rides team up

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 07, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: October 05, 2018 8:05 PM CT
<strong>Explore Bike Share technician Ellis Clemons uses a My City Rides scooter around the city to make repairs on Explore Bike Share bicycles.</strong> <strong>Besides the efficiency at work and the increased community interaction, riding the scooter is also fun. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s added to the fun side of life,&rdquo; said Clemons, 61. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a sense of freedom for me when I ride. It&rsquo;s like having wings.&rdquo;</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Explore Bike Share technician Ellis Clemons uses a My City Rides scooter around the city to make repairs on Explore Bike Share bicycles. Besides the efficiency at work and the increased community interaction, riding the scooter is also fun. “It’s added to the fun side of life,” said Clemons, 61. “It’s a sense of freedom for me when I ride. It’s like having wings.” (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Explore Bike Share, the nonprofit bike-share program which gives Memphians and tourists access to bikes, rolled out its first bike in May. My City Rides, the nonprofit that leases scooters to Memphians who need transportation for work, rolled out its first scooter late this spring.

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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