Downtown Elgin is proud to be a partner in the Fox Valley Bike Share System. Led by the Kane County Division of Transportation, additional partners include the City of Aurora, the City of Batavia and the Village of Montgomery. This partnership contracts with bike share company Koloni to create a unified and seamless bike share system in the greater Fox Valley that allows community members to rent bikes for local transportation needs. It is anticipated that additional municipal sponsors will join to become a part of the system in 2021.
Bike rental locations are spread throughout the region in Aurora, Batavia, Elgin and Montgomery, so you can rent a bike in one location and drop it off at another. The system uses a virtual boundary to delineate rental pick-up and drop-off zones. Koloni operates and oversees the fleet of bicycles on a full-time basis and will return bikes to their home stations.
DOWNTOWN ELGIN BIKE LOCATIONS & PRICING
Three central locations in Downtown Elgin will feature Koloni bikes. The first bike rack location will be at the Fountain Square, the second bike rack will be located along North Grove Avenue near the Kimball Street intersection and the third bike rack will be in Festival Park just south of the playground. Eight bikes will be docked at each bike rack location. Prices for bike rental rates are $4 for the first hour and $5 for each additional hour. A daily, monthly, or annual subscription is also available for purchase.
This exciting new bike share program will launch on July 31st during the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market from 4-6pm. Information on how to utilize the bike share will be available at the Information Booth. Try the new Downtown Elgin bike share program and get ready to explore everything Downtown Elgin has to offer!