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 locally for most positions.
Bike share advances our city on multiple fronts, from sharing culture to improving health.
Explore Bike Share's Mission
- Develop and implement a bike share 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 FundersOur 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.