The Wabasha Bike Share Program is made possible by Wabasha Bike/Walk Advocates, comprised of a group of city officials, local merchants and citizens, with assistance from SHIP Coordinator Tina Moen. The group met for almost a year to find a way to provide bicycles for visitors and local residents who do not have a bike and want to explore the community to be active. Wabasha Public Works Director, Tony Johnson, has been helpful in identifying how the city can aid this venture and is the fiscal agent for the SHIP-funded project. Bike shop owner, Dave Wogen, of River Rider Cycle first proposed the idea and helped locate vendors. The Wabasha Main Street organization has been supportive as a great way to get people interested in the historic downtown and to be a healthy way to explore an active river town.

If you would like information on what it means to partner with Wabasha County SHIP on healthy eating, physical activity, and/or tobacco-free environment projects, please email Tina Moen or call her at 651-565-5200.

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Try out the Bike Share Bicycles & BikeMN bike fleet located Under the Bridge!

What is the Public Bike Share Program?

With coordination help from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Wabasha Bike/Walk Advocates have secured six Republic Bikes for the City of Wabasha Public Bikes program. The bikes have coaster brakes, fenders, a chain guard and non-inflatable tires (similar to the photo). Bikes have a basket on the handlebars and are designed for short distance rides.

How to use the bikes

Bikes are free for the first 10 hours and need to be returned by 10 pm each day. Bikes are located downtown Wabasha on Main Street at Heritage Park by the sidewalk under the Wabasha Interstate bridge. A credit card and a smartphone are all that is needed to unlock a bike. No charge will be generated if the bike is returned within 10 hours.