We have always loved libraries, so we’re excited for this “new spin” on a library. The City of Golden’s Bike Library is back. 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” is stocked with Jamis bikes —24-speed Explorer 2 and the Laser 20, a lightweight and durable aluminum model with a coaster brake and a rear V-brake ideal for small children. Rides under two hours are FREE.How does it work? The Golden Bike Library will is centrally located at the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave. Users will be able to check-out bikes Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 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 are FREE, or take a bike out for a fee for $10.
Each bike comes equipped with a lock and helmet. Riders will also receive a reusable water bottle with each bike rental. Reservations are not required and the library has 60 bikes this year. Golden information, maps and self-guided tours will also be available to plan biking adventures in and around Golden.