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Designed by Memphians for Memphians.

In early 2015, Explore Bike Share brought together an advisory board of vested parties representing a variety of interests including transportation, health, government, community and economic development, and cycling to determine if bike share was feasible for Memphis.

We held a firm belief that the best people to answer whether Memphis should have a bike share program and how it should work were its citizens. We focused engagement efforts most heavily on in-depth community input sessions. We listened to wider audiences that would tell us how bike share could benefit them.

Our research found that a locally run 501(c)(3) should manage ongoing fund developing, system development and launch, programming, community engagement, marketing, customer service and logistics of the system. Explore Bike Share is operated in Memphis and is committed to hiring local for most positions.

Bike share advances our city on multiple fronts, from sharing culture to improving health.


Explore Bike Share's Misson

  • Develop and implement a bike-sharing program for the benefit of the general public with access to as many Memphians as possible
  • Promote bike culture in Memphis through community development, bike education and safety training
  • Encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles

Founding Funders

Our founding funders are the visionaries who played a critical role in making bike share a reality for Memphis. We thank them for supporting Explore Bike Share and enabling us to ride with you. 
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Corporate

  • Downtown Memphis Commission
  • Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • NexAir
  • Overton Square
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Looney Ricks Kiss
  • City of Memphis Housing & Community Development
  • West Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Semmes Murphey Clinic

Foundations

  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation

Individual

  • Tom & Melissa Grimes
  • Webb & Tate Wilson
  • Billy Orgel, Benjamin Orgel, Adam Slovis, and
    Tom Marsh
Explore Bike Share is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your support enables us to advance Memphis and connect its residents on multiple fronts, including affordable and accessible transportation, healthy lifestyles, environment, culture and tourism. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and funds the operation of Explore Bike Share and its community programming.
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