A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to rent a bicycle from Indego and cruise around Kelly Drive taking in the Dragon Boat racing on the Schuylkill river.
There are 60 stations with over 600 self-service bikes if you are on the lookout to bicycle in Philly. A station at the foot of the Art Museum stairs was a convenient place for me to rent a bike and ride to the dragon boat races. It was a spur of the moment decision to ride instead of walk to the event. The rental process is easy and I opted for text messaging from Indego to track my ride. My one quibble is there are no helmets along with the bicycles and I rode without one. One cyclist was kind enough to mention that fact while I was sitting on the banks of the river watching the races. Safety is always a concern and now there is helmet stored in the trunk of my car for the next spur of the moment bike ride.
Overall, I enjoyed having the option to get on bicycle and explore Philadelphia. I would like to see stations installed in Northeast Philly, and hope there are plans to expand the range of the stations.
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