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Raleigh to launch bike-share program Saturday

Posted March 15, 2019 9:25 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh will launch its bike share program Saturday, with the opening of 13 Citrix Cycle stations.

NC State University student Hannah Robinson said she was pleased to learn Hillsborough Street is home to one of the stations.

I think it’s cool because Raleigh is the capital city, people want to get around, and it’s just an easier way to get around,” Robinson said.

According to the city, at least 100 bikes will be ready to roll this weekend. Ultimately, 300 bikes will be available in Raleigh.

Similar to Bird and Lime scooters, people can download an app to pay for a ride. However, some of the stations have machines that take credit or debit cards. Members get unlimited rides.

Riders must return Citrix bikes to one of the stations.

The bikes have adjustable seats, bells and lights.

Some of the bikes will have electric power to help you pedal up hills.

Although just 13 stations will be in operation starting tomorrow, 17 more stations are expected to be ready later this spring.