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Nashville's Bike Sharing Program Kicks Off Friday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville's newest program to help residents stay healthy got underway Friday. "Bike Share Nashville" allows anyone, ages 18 and up, to borrow a bike and ride it around town for free. The only catch is you have to bring it back.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean along with the director of Metro Public Health kicked off the program Friday by riding from Shelby Park to the Riverfront Station.

The free bikes are available at two places: the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center in East Nashville and the Music City Star Riverfront Station in Downtown Nashville.

An expanded bike share program will launch next year. Funds from a stimulus grant will be used to put up to 100 bikes at 10 different locations throughout Davidson County. Those bikes will have G-P-S technology that can track the amount of calories you burn.

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