Smart bike helps reduce carbon footprint while tracking calories burned
CHARLESTON, S.C. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Gotcha Bike is set to launch its eco-friendly bike share program across the country to provide a sustainable alternative for transportation. The bike share program has already reduced user’s carbon footprint by 33,000 pounds in just one year, which is the equivalent to saving 1,320 gallons of gas.
“We believe in providing everyone with a safe, healthy and sustainable mode of transportation,” said Sean Flood, CEO of parent company The Gotcha Group. “Gotcha Bike is designed to be durable and maintenance-free providing communities clean, reliable and affordable transportation.”
The Gotcha Bikes dispatched in each city will be the nation’s smartest, thanks to Gotcha Bike partner, Social Bicycles, and its proprietary GPS technology that allows users to locate and access the bikes through a smartphone or computer.
The integrated technology and flashing safety lights are powered through a built-in solar panel and dynamo hub, giving riders real-time data from each bike ride, such as carbon dioxide emissions reduced, calories burned and money saved versus driving. For example, Gotcha Bike has saved its users across 12 markets over $30,000 since launch.
Users will be charged a pro-rated fee based on their ride time. Participants can ride a bike anywhere, and even put the bike “on hold” if they would like to make a stop before ending their ride at a designated station. For an additional fee, users may end their ride outside of a dedicated station.
Currently, Gotcha Bike provides bike share programs at 12 college, residential and corporate campuses across the U.S. In many markets, the bike share unites riders with national brands that underwrite the service. Durability features of the specially made bikes include a lightweight and rustproof aluminum frame, waterproof Kevlar seats and puncture-resistant tires, which offer a maintenance-free smart bike.
For more information on the Gotcha Bike program, please visit the Gotcha Bike website at http://gotchabike.com.
“We believe in providing everyone with a safe, healthy and sustainable mode of transportation . . .”