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New Two-Wheeled Solutions Available for CWS Fans

Julie Hawkins

New Two-Wheeled Solutions Available for CWS Fans

CREATED Jun. 12, 2013

Omaha, NE -  The city of Omaha is bringing its bike sharing program to the College World Series.   It gives visitors an easy and fun way to get through all the congestion.


There will be two temporary demonstration check-in and check-out stations available downtown from June 14 through June 26.


One is located on the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Courtyard and Plaza at 13th & Howard.


The other is at the Valet Bike Parking Corral next to TD Ameritrade Stadium. 


Both stations will feature 20 B-cycles.


“Our mini-system will be set up perfectly for visitors or residents to ride between the Old Market and the Stadium for a game, or just for fun around downtown,” explained program director Ben Turner.


Stations will be staffed every day from about noon until 30 minutes after the last out of the final game to explain the program and help get everyone on their way. Bike helmet usage is encouraged but not mandatory.



And again this year, not-for-profit Activate Omaha & Omaha Bikes, is offering fans, who want to ride their own bicycles to TD Ameritrade Park, a hassle and expense-free way to get to the ballgame.


“We've expanded our corral size for 2013 based on response the first two years, which included a TON of people walking by and saying ‘Wow! I'm going to bring my bike next year!’" said Julie Harris of Activate Omaha.


The system works just like valet car parking. Workers will take your bike and give you a claim ticket. You bring the ticket back after the game and they get your bike for you.


The corral, on Mike Fahey Street from 13th to 14th streets, will be open an hour before the first game and 30 minutes after the final out of the last game of the day.