How you can be part of Dayton’s first ‘Tour de Link’

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How you can be part of Dayton’s first ‘Tour de Link’

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It’s a little bit of France right here in Dayton.

Link: Dayton Bike Share is celebrating the world’s greatest bicycle race with its own new Tour de Link.

Participants can compete in three different challenges to earn the sleek activewear that pays homage to the jerseys of the Tour de France.

The tour runs July 1-23.

Here’s how it will work: 

“Tour de Link mimics the challenges built into the Tour de France. For example, the polka dot jersey goes to the best climber in the Tour de France. Our polka dot shirt will go to the rider who completes the most trips at our Grafton Hill Station, which sits at the highest elevation,” says Chris Buck, business development manager for Bike Miami Valley. 

The rider who spends the most time on the bike will win the Yellow Link shirt. The rider who takes the most trips will win the Green Link shirt. The rider who ends the most trips at the Grafton Hill station will ride away with the Polka-Dot Link shirt. 

Any individual may register for the competition.

“The beauty of this challenge is that other than registration, we do all of the counting for you. You don’t need to sign into an app or log your trips individually, you just need to ride a Link Bike,” says Buck. 

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What is Link Bike Share 

Link: Dayton Bike Share is a popular program run by Bike Miami Valley and Greater Dayton RTA. Since its launch on May 5, 2015, Link riders have totaled more than 70,000 trips and have attracted more than 9,000 unique users to the system. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Tour de Link 

WHEN: July 1, 2017 to July 23, 2017 

HOW TO SIGN UP: Register here

QUESTIONS: Chris Buck, cbuck@bikemiamivalley.org, 937-496-3826

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