It’s official — ValleyBike Share, a regional partnership, opened June 28


NORTHAMPTON — Some 500 public bikes will soon be zooming across cities and towns in the Valley now that a bike-sharing program years in the making is officially underway.

The ValleyBike Share Program, similar to bike sharing systems in large cities across the country, began Thursday with a special bike parade and remarks from community leaders and program organizers. The ceremony was originally planned to take place at Pulaski Park, but was switched to Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis due to poor weather conditions.

The program will add 500 public bikes, at 50 stations, across Northampton, Holyoke, South Hadley, Amherst, Springfield and the campus of the University of Massachusett Amherst.

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