Melissa Reinert, firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished 9:51 p.m. ET May 15, 2018
A new spin on travel is coming to Covington this summer.
Starting May 31, visitors of Devou Park will have the option of renting bicycles.
DevouCycle will roll out a variety of road and mountain bikes for visitors to hop on and explore the 11.5 miles of trails in the city's largest recreational asset which is home to the Behringer-Crawford Museum and an overlook of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
“This is a fabulous program,” Rosie Santos, Covington Parks and Recreation manager said. “Devou Park is one of the treasures that makes Covington unique – this regional park is not only an immense green space, but also an outdoor adventure hub filled with activities and programs that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and families of all sizes.”
DevouCycle will offer adaptive bike rentals so that community members of all ages and abilities can roll the park. There will be electric bikes, recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, and adaptive hand cycles. Renters with small children unable to ride on their own can rent Dutch bikes, trailers, children’s seats and balance bikes. All bikes can be used in the park and beyond.
The new service kicks off with a ribbon-cutting and celebratory bike ride 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available for $1 each. The first 200 attendees will receive a free DevouCycle water bottle. After the ride, celebration attendees can try out the different bikes for free with an ID and credit card but are encouraged to bring their own bikes.
Rentals will be available for one hour, three hours, or all day, and range in price from $6 to $50. All Covington residents will receive 50 percent off rentals with a valid ID. All rentals include helmet and optional lock. Bike reservations can be made over the phone by calling 859-431-8030 or by emailing email@example.com.