According to press reports over the weekend, Washington DC is launching the first bike share program in the US. It works like Zipcar with an annual fee, stations, and 120 bikes. The SmartBikeDC bikes are three-speed, upright “comfort” bikes. They feature mudguards to prevent the rider from getting wet, chain guards to keep clothes from getting caught, front and rear lights that turn on in the dark and easily adjustable seats.
With the news that the economic stimulus checks are going out, I wondered what bike huggers would spend them on; would they bank the cash for gas when they have to drive, upgrade their bikes, get some new bike parts, wheels? Donate it? Or work on folding it all into shirts!
What are you spending it on?