The County of Mercer, the Mercer County Park Commission and Verve have restarted the bike-share program at three locations around the County park system — Mercer County Park, Rosedale Park and the Red Barn in Mercer Meadows.
Eight bikes are at each location and can be rented by downloading the Verve Micro-mobility Sharing app from the App Store or Google Play. You can use this QR code to access it:
“Mercer County is becoming more bike-friendly through our county roadways and in our parks,” said County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “The bike share program continues to provide our park users with an inexpensive and convenient way to enjoy biking without needing one of your own.”
Park patrons are encouraged to create a VerveS account, where users can rent a bike from Mercer County Park near the 9/11 Memorial; Rosedale Park on Federal City Road; and at the Red Barn at Keefe and Cold Soil roads. The cost of the ride is $1 to start and 18 cents per minute thereafter. Users must be 18 years or older to rent a bike and rentals must be returned to one of the three county parks locations.
“I was very pleased to see our park patrons take advantage of this amenity during the past couple of years,” said Aaron T. Watson, Park Commission Executive Director. “This bike share program makes it easy for families to explore our parks and the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.”
Verve has been in business since 2018 with a focus on eco-friendly transportation. Verve scooters are set up at several East Coast HBCUs and are also available at Live Nation festivals around the country, including in New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Verve’s relationship with the Park Commission began in 2021, which was its first time offering bicycles.
The Mercer County Park Commission has diverse recreational activities and natural resources for all ages to enjoy with more than 10,000 acres of parks, facilities and preserved open space. For up-to-date information on programming, recreation and events, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org or follow the parks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Submitted by Mercer County Park Commission
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