History of ColumBike
ColumBike originated in May 2016 after extensive research and community input. A community wide survey revealed the desire to implement a bike share program. Through a public and private fundraising campaign, ColumBike was able to come into existence. The two largest funding sources are Cummins, a large engine company and our local hospital, Columbus Regional Health.
What is ColumBike?
Bike sharing with columbike makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive. As a member, you can use a columbike to run an errand, grab lunch, travel from the bus stop to your office, or just get some fresh air. There are as many reasons to use columbike as there are members!
That’s what makes bike sharing so great: a bike that’s there when you need it and gone when you don’t.
With your columbike bicycle, you don’t have to look for a parking space or bring your own bike with you everywhere you go. Plus, riding a bike is good for your health and for the environment. It’s the newest and best way to get around town.
The columbike bicycles are specially designed for both you and the city: the bikes fit people of all sizes, thanks to an easy-to-use adjustable seat post. A great front basket provides a space to stow your belongings while riding. Fenders, skirt guards and chain-guards keep your clothes clean. Automatic lights help keep you safe at all times of day. Three speeds are perfect for your short commute. You’ll love it!
For $150.00 you can Adopt-a-ColumBike! For 365 days your name will be displayed on a ColumBike, you will receive a ColumBike t-shirt (while supplies last), and we will shout out our thanks to you on social media! More information on Adopt-a-ColumBike.
Consider a donation to ColumBike or take a ride!