Sponsored by CIGNA and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, bike station structures, each housing up to eight bikes and equipped with self-sustaining internal energy sources, have been installed at Suwanee Creek Park and Town Center Park.
Photos by: Walt Wooden
Whether you’d like to take a few laps around Town Center Park or bike from Town Center to Suwanee Creek Park or vice-versa, the bike sharing program is a great way for Suwanee residents and visitors to get some exercise, experience the greenway and enjoy the great outdoors. The ride from Town Center to Suwanee Creek Park is roughly 3.1 miles each way, with the Ivy Creek Greenway Trail through George Pierce Park also accessible, adding another 2.5 miles of paved trails.
Annie Valenty, Community Development Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta shared, “Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is pleased to be a part of this wonderful recreation opportunity in Suwanee. As an organization dedicated to health and wellness, we believe in programs that encourage families to be active. This bike program will undoubtedly foster the importance of regular family recreation to all in the community.”
This is the first bike-sharing program of its kind in Gwinnett County. “We’re excited that we are the first to implement this type of program in Gwinnett County. We believe this additional recreational option will encourage further use of our greenway, larger trail system, and parks,” said Downtown & Business Development Manager, Adam Edge.
Riders can use a smart phone app to rent bikes for up to three hours for free. Each additional hour costs $3 per hour, with a maximum daily fee of $30. Riders must be at least 18 years old and provide their own helmets. Signage explaining how to use the bike share program is placed at each station to orient new users to the system. For additional information, visit zagster.com/Suwanee.