We have always loved libraries, so we’re excited for this “new spin” on a library. The City of Golden, through a Colorado Department of Transportation Grant, will open a bike library on June 22. (The grand opening will include food and giveaways.) What is a bike library, you ask? It’s a bike share program, where visitors, residents and students can “check-out” a bike for a limited-time period for local use in Golden. The “library” has a variety of bikes available for different ages and abilities, including road bikes, mountain bikes and children’s bikes. They also have light-weight geared bikes to address Golden’s hills. Where will it be and how will it work? The Golden Bike Library will be centrally located at the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave. Users will be able to check-out bikes Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (A key-drop box at the Visitors Center allows users to return the bikes after hours.) Riders will be required to sign a waiver and those under 18 must have a parent signature. A valid ID and credit card will also be required for rentals. Rides under two hours will be FREE, while daily rentals will be a nominal fee. The daily rate is under $10. (Pricing and hours are subject to change at any time.) Each bike will come equipped with a lock and helmet. Riders will also receive a reusable water bottle with each bike rental. Reservations are not required, but there will be a limited number of bikes in any preferred style and/or size. The library will have a total of 40 bikes. Golden information, maps and self-guided tours will also be available to plan biking adventures in and around Golden. For more information, click here.