Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Free BikeShare Program


Borrowing a bike is easy!

Lackawanna Heritage Valley's BikeShare is a free bike share program managed by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley. The program is open to anyone age 16 or older with a valid Driver's License or state photo ID. Cyclists under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It's easy to participate. Simply present your photo ID to a program administrator at any Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare location, and enjoy your ride!

 

Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Free BikeShare Locations

Lackawanna Heritage Valley's BikeShare is a free bike share program managed by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley. The program is open to anyone age 16 or older with a valid Driver's License or state photo ID. Cyclists under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It's easy to participate. Simply present your photo ID to a program administrator at any Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare location, and enjoy your ride!

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Headquarters
213 Railroad Ave.
Scranton 18505
PH 570.963.6730

Available by appointment for adaptive cycles ONLY, for the 2022 season.

Veloce Bikeworks
120 Franklin Ave.
Scranton 18503
PH 570.252.9099

Tues-Fri 11am-7pm
Sat 10am-4pm

Weinberg Memorial Library
Linden St. & Monroe Ave.
Scranton 18510
PH 570.941.4000

Daylight Hours Only

Electric City Roasting Company
101 Keystone Ave.
Peckville 18452
PH 570.382.3706

Daylight Hours Only

Greater Carbondale YMCA
82 N. Main St.
Carbondale 18407
PH 570.282.2210

Daylight Hours Only

Hotel Anthracite
25 S. Main St.
Carbondale 18407
PH 570.536.6020

Daylight Hours Only

 

About

All Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare bikes are sturdy and regularly maintained by local bicycle shops. The seats are adjustable and comfortable enough to ride all day. Want to lock it up while you shop or eat? No problem. We provide locks with a key at no additional cost. Cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. If you need to borrow one, helmets are available at each share site at no charge.

Official Rules and Regulations

  1. Cyclists must be 16 years of age or older with a valid Driver's License or photo ID. Cyclists under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Cyclists must provide identification at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare partner site before borrowing a bike.
  3. Cyclists must fill out and turn in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare waiver.
  4. Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare hours vary depending on the hours of operation for each share site.
  5. Bikes are to be returned in the same condition issued.
  6. Cyclists are responsible for all undisclosed damages, including but not limited to:
    • Lost or stolen bike, or bike parts
    • Flat tires, bent rims, broken spokes; and
    • Any damage that would otherwise render the bike inoperable
  7. Cyclists are required to report any damage upon return.
  8. Cyclists who do not return Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare bikes and equipment by the close of the day will be reported to the local police department.
  9. Bicycling activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death. Lackawanna Heritage Valley BikeShare assumes no responsibility for any injury resulting from the use of program bicycles.
  10. Cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. To promote safe riding, we provide helmets as part of the program.
  11. Cyclists must obey all PA laws and regulations governing bicycles and their use. Click here to review the Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver's Manual.
 

Adaptive BikeShare Program

 

In our continued effort to ensure the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is enjoyable and accessible to all, Lackawanna Heritage Valley launched their Adaptive Bike Rideshare Program in the spring of 2018.

This new venture offers hand cycles and recumbent bikes to wheelchair-bound riders and people with mobility impairments, so that they may enjoy the sport of cycling and making use of the trail.

The fleet of adaptive bikes include two recumbent bicycles, designed for people with balance impairments, and three hand cycles that allow riders to peddle with their arms.

These specialty bikes are oftentimes prohibitively expensive, but they are offered to residents and visitors of Lackawanna County free-of-charge through the new LHVA program.

The bikes are currently stored at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley's main office on Railroad Avenue in Scranton and are available by appointment only throughout the 2022 season.

 

BikeShare Info Signup


Have a question or suggestion for Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Free BikeShare? We'd love to hear from you! Please email arogato@lhva.org for more information!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

May I borrow the bike from one share site and return it to another site?

Bikes must be borrowed from and returned to the same share site.

How long may I use the bike?

The length of your ride is up to you! Ride for an hour or a full day - just be sure to return the bike on the day it was borrowed. To plan your ride, verify the hours of each share sites before heading out.

Where can I ride?

Ride wherever you choose, as long as you are not trespassing. We suggest touring the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, historic downtown Scranton, throughout Carbondale, the D&H Rail Trail and other scenic parks throughout the region. Maps and suggested routes are available at each share site.

Can my son or daughter borrow a bike?

All cyclists in the program must be 16 years of age or older. Cyclists under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What if the bike is damaged or stolen?

Cyclists are responsible for returning the bike in the condition in which it was issued. Bike locks are provided to all cyclists and we strongly encourage you to use them. Cyclists are financially responsible for bikes that are stolen while in their care. However, cyclists are not held responsible for routine wear and tear that may occur, or for minor damage resulting from responsible use.

Why do you make a copy of my photo ID?

Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Free BikeShare works on the honor system. If you do not return the bike, we will share the copy of your ID with local police.

How much does it cost to use a bike?

There is no fee to borrow a bike from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Free BikeShare program; however, donations in support of the program are always appreciated. To make a donation, visit www.lhva.org/Donate.php.