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Nashville GreenBikes

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is one of several locations in Nashville which offers a free bike rental program.  Nashville BikeShare was launched in 2010 with 25 bikes at two locations: GrayLine of Tennessee’s Riverfront Station and right here at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center.

This project was an initiative of the Mayor’s Office and operated as a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, Metro Parks, Metro Public Works, Metro Nashville Police Department and GrayLine of Tennessee.

In 2011, Regions Bank committed to donating 100 green bikes to the program to be phased in 25 at a time over the next few years.  The administration of the program by this time had been adopted by Nashvitality, a project which addresses obesity and nutrition and is made possible through funding from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant awarded to Nashville by the Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The daily program operation is still led by Metro Parks and Grayline of Tennessee, at whose sites you may check out, for free, a cruiser-style bicycle for a 4 hour block of time.   Seven locations are operating now and more Metro Parks locations are to come! 

To locate the current Nashville GreenBikes stations, to sign up, or to get more information, go to the Nashville GreenBikes or Nashvitality website.

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Nashville GreenBikes users at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Nashville GreenBikes on Greenway