Red Bike celebrates first birthday with $1 rides

Posted at 8:15 AM, Sep 15, 2015

CINCINNATI — The folks at Red Bike are thanking riders for making their first year of operation a success by offering day passes on rentals for $1.

Cincinnati Red Bike launched its bicycle rental service on Sept. 15 last year with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Fountain Square for one of its rental kiosks. Since that time, the cheap transportation service has opened 50 stations throughout the Queen City and Northern Kentucky.

All people need to do to take advantage of the discounted rental price is use the promo code 91515 at any Red Bike rental location. A day pass is normally $8. Riders will still have to check in their bikes every 60 minutes to avoid a $4 overage fee per additional 30 minutes of ride time, Red Bike reminds any new rider.

Red Bike will also share the ridership numbers it saw in its first year of operation. There will also be a birthday bash for the bikes at Taft’s Ale House in Over-the-Rhine starting at 6 p.m. Mayor John Cranley and Dr. Rick Lofgren,President of UC Health , are expected to attend the even that also happens to coincide with President William Howard Taft’s 158th birthday.

UC Health became Red Bike's first corporate sponsor back in April of this year.

Red Bike’s 50 share stations are located throughout Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, West End, Uptown, Northside, Covington, Newport, and Bellevue.  More information and memberships are available at