HOUSTON – If you live in Houston, you've no doubt seen the red BCycle bikes rolling all around town. They seem to be everywhere.
Kayte Watts, who is visiting from Arkansas, gave one a try.
"I think I want to get one, if I can figure out this machine," she said.
Houston BCycle, Houston's bike-share program, has 235 bikes at more than 40 stations around town.
Christin Dietze, the marketing and communications manager for BCycle, said the group hopes to expand to more than 70 locations in the Loop and beyond.
"You can actually walk up to whichever bike you want, tap the silver button on the dock, and then when you tap the card to it, it'll release the bike. You pull it out and you're good to go," Dietze said.
She said the most popular location is near the Sabine Bridge on the Buffalo Bayou. She said many people prefer riding the trails.
"I think our bikes are great for people who haven't been on a bike in years. They're very user-friendly. And a lot of people are reminded of how much fun cycling is when they take the chance and jump on one of our bikes and give it a try," Dietze said.
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She said the bikes are adjustable for anyone from 4 feet 11 inches tall to 6 feet tall.
Bike mechanics make sure the bikes, which are made by Trek, are ready for customers to ride.
"Well, I looked for outdoor things to do in Houston, Texas, because I like exploring and learning that there is a pretty cool bayou here. So I want to check it out," Watts said.
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