UWSA president Moussa Hamadani tries out a Zagster bike.Admirers look on as UWSA president Moussa Hamadani tries out a Zagster bike.

New bike share program promises to have riders cruising

The Ubike Share program will provide an eco-friendly and inexpensive transportation option for students and other clients, the president of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance said during a ribbon-cutting event Friday to launch the new service.

“The Ubike will provide value to residence students, international students and those using the downtown campus,” Moussa Hamadani said. “It will invigorate the life experience of the campus.”

The bike share provider Zagster has distributed its cruiser-style cycles—complete with lights, bells and cargo baskets—to eight stations: six on main campus, one at the south campus and one outside the Pitt-Ferry Building.

Riders download the free mobile app to find bikes and may sign up for an annual membership or rent by the hour. Under an annual pass costing $15, all rides less than one hour are free with a charge of $2 per hour beyond that. Non-members may rent for $3 per hour.

Sponsorship by the University of Windsor Alumni Association is a “perfect fit,” board member Beth Ann Prince (BA 1991) said.

“The program offers an efficient way to get to and from our expanding campus,” she said. “It will be an economical way to travel on campus and in the community.”

Find more information, including pricing details, a map of station locations, and the app for iPhone or Android, at zagster.com/ubike.