ALLIANCE, Neb. -- A Panhandle group is aiming to keep local residents of all ages active over the summer.

Activate Alliance is kicking off a community bike share program at no charge to users.

Gently used bikes have been tuned-up, painted bright green, and each have a reflective sticker indicating it’s part of the Alliance Community Bike program. They are available at participating locations around the community with additional locations added in the coming weeks:

  • Alliance Chamber
  • Alliance City Pool
  • Alliance Housing Authority – bikes available, a rack will be added soon!
  • Alliance Library
  • Alliance Rec Center
  • Box Butte County Court House
  • Box Butte General Hospital Wellness Center
  • Box Butte General Hospital Medical Arts Plaza
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Grandview Elementary
  • Great Plains Apartments on 25th St. – bikes available, a rack will be added soon!

Committee members have been donating volunteer hours and donating financially because they believe in the cause, according to Panhandle Public Health Director Jessica Davies. According to Davies, residents interested in becoming involved can join the meetings every third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. 

Davies said the committee has also contributed to crosswalk beautification, signage upgrades, walk audits, and various communications. Activate Alliance includes the school, community residents, hospital, city, law enforcement, public transit, senior services, community center, and public health. Their goal is to make Alliance a safer place to walk, bike, and roll and are funded in part through the Box Butte Health Foundation, Davies said.

For more information on safer walking, biking, and rolling around your community, local residents are asked to reach out to Janelle Visser at 308-487-3600 Ext. 105 or [email protected].