Salem’s bike share program is getting a wicked twist during this year’s month-long Haunted Happenings Festival! Zagster and the City of Salem are working to expand the program with additional stations and bikes, which will include four “Wicked Bikes” that have been designed exclusively for October in Salem.
The Wicked Bikes include design features like a cauldron in place of the typical basket, a broomstick at the rear rack, wood grain graphics, spooky spokes, and motion-activated lights set to work while the wheels are turning. Visit downtown Salem during the Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade this Thursday, October 5 to see the bikes make their first appearance.
Riders who use the bikes during October have the opportunity to receive an additional $3 in ride credits by taking photos with them and using #wickedbikes. Double credits go to riders who are in costume! Each rider using the hashtag will also be entered into a drawing to win prizes like a bike accessory package from Salem Cycle (valued at more than $50), and $50 restaurant gift certificates to Kokeshi or Bambolina. The photo that has the most likes by the end of the month will also receive a Zagster t-shirt and candy-filled water bottle.
The temporary stations available during October will be located at the intersection of North and Orne Streets in North Salem, at the Salem State University School of Social Work Building at 287 Lafayette Street, and downtown by the Hawthorne Hotel and Visitor Center.
Start trick-or-treating early! Visit the Salem Ferry terminal on Blaney Street between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on October 21 and 28, to trick-or-treat with Zagster representatives and learn more about Salem’s newest bike share program.
Zagster launched in Salem in May 2017, and since then the program has added stations to Salem State University’s Central Campus, Congress Street, and the Salem Willows. So far about 750 members have taken over 1,300 rides which have helped to replace hundreds of car rides from Salem’s roads.
The Salem Zagster Bike Share is funded by the City of Salem and sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Salem State University.
For contest rules and more information about the Wicked Bikes, visit bike.zagster.com/wickedbike.