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PACE bikes going away during winter months

PACE bikes going away during winter months
Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 13:38:15-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Going up and down the streets, you might have noticed empty bike racks.

The City of Tallahassee installed low-cost bikes racks last year, however, they are now going into hibernation for a short period of time.

The PACE program, a combined effort with the company Zagster, features a first of its kind dockless bike share model.

This allows riders to rent and return bikes from any of the 50 dedicated bike racks in the area.

For the winter months, the company is taking the bikes off the street to work with the city to make improvements.

The company is also turning to the community to seek sponsorship for the program.

Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson hopes the community will step up to support this program.

"I would hope that our business community would step forward and become a sponsor, because its something we want to continue and need to continue here in Tallahassee," says Richardson.

Richardson says these bikes are an essential way for people to get out and see the city.

PACE Bikes plan to make a return in the Spring.

Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can reach out to sales@zagster.com.