Bike share program coming to Columbus

Columbus will be getting a bike share program next year. And you can help choose the colors of the bicycles that will be for rent at locations around the city and choose a name for the program.

April Williams with the Columbus Park Foundation explains that the foundation is ready to purchase bikes before the end of the year and move forward with the program. The goal is to launch the program by May.

The park foundation will purchase more than 60 bicycles to station for rent around the city. The donors to fund the program have already been lined up but are not yet ready to be announced, Williams said.

An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at The Commons. You will be able to test ride the bicycles and see the new proposed color schemes — grey or white. They will also be asking for your help finding a name for the program that will fit in with the city’s existing branding.

You can look for more information or cast a vote for the bike colors online at