Rates of physical inactivity and obesity in Erie County are higher than those of Ohio as a whole. According to the 2019 Erie County Community Health Assessment, approximately 26% of adults in the county do not exercise at all, and this rises to 37% among children. Over 44,000 adults and 2,400 children are overweight or obese in Erie County, putting them at risk of other serious health conditions. About 12% of Erie County residents have diabetes, which is a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, the county-wide life expectancy is lower than that of the state.
To increase physical activity levels, the Erie County Health Department has invested in a bike share program— a shared micro mobility service for short term bike rental. Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. As an aerobic activity, the heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout.
The mission of Erie County Bike Share is to provide the public with convenient, accessible, and affordable bike share services that enhance community health and livability, strengthen our public transportation system, and connect all Erie County residents to the places where they live, work, and play. We envision a county where riding a bicycle is always safe, accessible, and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all residents. From Nickel Plate Beach to the Huron Public Library, our shared bike system can take you across town in minutes.
$3 for 30 minutes; 15¢ per minute thereafter