Bike and Roll New York City Partners with Citi Bike to Provide Helmet Rentals
Bike and Roll NYC, the city's largest bike tour and bike rental company, recently announced a partnership with Citi Bike to provide helmet rentals to all users. Now Citi Bike members can rent a helmet from any of Bike and Roll's ten locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn for $3 per day or $15 per week to coincide with daily and weekly Citi Bike memberships.
"Bike and Roll NYC is all about promoting biking as a safe, green and effective means of transportation and we are thrilled to partner with Citi Bike to make helmet rentals available for all its members," said Chris Wogas, President of Bike and Roll New York City. "We feel Citi Bike is a complement to the services Bike and Roll provides and we look forward to collaborating with Citi Bike in other areas of mutual interest."
Bike and Roll's locations in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park, Riverside Park, East River Park, Battery Park and Pier 84 are in close proximity to many Bike Share stations. Citi Bike Outreach Ambassadors out in the field will provide information to users detailing the rental partnership, Bike and Roll locations and other necessary information.
Citi Bike users requesting a helmet rental will simply sign a waiver that allows Bike and Roll NYC to keep track of the helmets being used throughout the system and redistribute if necessary since the helmets can be rented from one location and dropped off at another.
Upon return, every helmet is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before rented out again. In the Bike and Roll NYC system, there are over 1,000 helmets in circulation and roughly 80 percent of those are replaced every year to ensure top-of-line equipment. Bike and Roll NYC will monitor rental usage and increase the number of helmets in circulation if needed. For more information on Bike and Roll NYC, please visit http://www.bikenewyorkcity.com.