by: Joseph Kellard, Long Beach Patch
Filled with a wealth of activities and attractions, New York’s , commute just got easier. Promoting a healthy living and environmentally friendly DecoBike has put its bike’s in the big apple. DecoBike, is currently the first bike-share program in the state of New York, DecoBike’s partnership with the City of Long Beach. New Yorkers can now get from point A to Point B by simply renting a DECOBIKE for periods at a time.
Launching this week DecoBike brings you a true Long Beach lifestyle option – a bike. Allowing tourist to live like a local, by cruising from the train to the boardwalk, and then to beach, on a comfortable beach cruisers. DecoBike allows you to take advantage of the 2.2 miles of boardwalk or move beyond the boardwalk into the various neighborhoods of Long Beach as you ride in style through the City by the Sea. With kiosks conveniently located throughout the City, it’s an easy, economical and exciting way to enhance your summer experience. Ride one way or round trip to a myriad of destinations and enjoy life like a Long Beach local. With a variety of pricing options to meet any rider’s needs, the possibilities are endless for a stupendous riding experience in Long Beach.
As the first bike-share program in the state of New York, DecoBike’s partnership with the City of Long Beach offers riders safe travel on the beautiful Long Beach Boardwalk as well as on an array of designated bike lanes on local roads. Always keeping environmental and physical safety in mind, DecoBike used the July 4th launch of their bike-sharing program to offer riders free safety helmets. “DecoBike has been inspired by a genuine love for our planet to create opportunities for individuals to pursue alternative means of transportation that enhance personal health and reduce the carbon footprint,” said Ricardo Pierdant, President of DECOBIKE. “We are excited about our efforts in Long Beach, NY as we know we are providing a unique opportunity for those who visit the city to live like the locals, even for a day.”
Staffed by a knowledgeable and experienced team of Long Beach locals, DecoBike offers riders a true Long Beach experience. “As a life-long Long Beach resident, I feel fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world. Some of my fondest memories are of my riding my bike through town with my mom or my friends. I am excited to be working with a company that will offer this experience to the hundreds of thousands of individuals who visit our city each year,” said Richard Chimienti, Manager of DecoBike, Long Beach. In a challenging economic time, DecoBike has used its local-mindedness to put Long Beach locals to work. “It’s important for DecoBike to become a contributing member of the Long Beach community. This City has given so much to us and we are fortunate to be able to give back in a unique way now. Having the opportunity to hire so many young people from Long Beach as part of the DecoBike team allows us to invest not only in our residents, but also demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to our guests as well,” said Pierdant.
The forecast is heating up. Why not head to the beach and enjoy the Long Beach experience like a local – on a DecoBike.
DECOBIKE, LLC debuted their revolutionary public bicycle sharing and rental program in the world-famous South Beach Art Deco district as the country’s first green city-wide public transit program, starting in March 2011. In 2012, they have expanded to Surfside, FL and New York giving locals and tourist the chance to live and healthier lifestyle. For more information, please visit our website at www.DecoBikelbny.com.