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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Return of Regional Bike Share with New Locations and New Mobile App

Bethpage Ride returns to Suffolk County and includes new locations in Amityville Village

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Pedal Share and Bethpage Federal Credit Union today relaunched Suffolk County’s regional Bike Share program, Bethpage Ride. Bethpage Ride is once again available in several downtown communities and parks across Suffolk County. The program is locally operated by Southampton-based Pedal Share.

 

County Executive Bellone also announced the expansion of the bike share program to new municipalities in Suffolk County this year, including the Village of Amityville, and new locations in the Town of Southampton and Huntington.  

 

“We’re thrilled to see Bethpage Ride continue to grow its user base each year,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “With a new app launched, and more stations available, Suffolk County’s partnership with Pedal Share and Bethpage Federal Credit Union continues to deliver a successful regional bike share program.”

 

“We are so pleased to partner with Suffolk County and Pedal Share to help bring Bethpage Ride back into so many Long Island communities,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “We look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the bikes once again.”

 

“On behalf of the Village of Amityville, I am so happy to welcome Suffolk’s regional bike share program to our community. This environmentally-friendly initiative will add to the exciting revitalization happening in our downtown,” said Amityville Mayor Dennis Siry. 

 

Bike Stations can be found at the following locations:

Babylon Village

Argyle Park    

Totten Place   

Long Island Rail Road Station

Park Ave        

Village Pool 

Locust Ave Park 

           

Patchogue 

Blue Point Brewery 

Long Island Rail Road Station

Davis Park Ferry        

Roe Walkway

Mascot Dock 

Patchogue Theatre 

 

Huntington 

Mill Dam Park

Gerard St Parking Lot

New St. Parking Lot

Heckscher Park

 

Lindenhurst 

Firemans Park 

Gazebo  

Long Island Rail Road Station

 

Town of Babylon 

Gilgo Beach

Cedar Beach Marina

 

Hampton Bays 

Good Ground Park    

Post Office 

Ponquogue Beach      

Tiana Beach

           

Riverhead 

Veterans Memorial Park

Long Island Rail Road Station

River and Roots Garden

Peconic Riverfront

Town Hall

           

Southampton Village 

Agawam Park

Coopers Beach           

Gin Lane Beach         

Long Island Rail Road Station           

Town Hall     

                                   

Southampton Town 

Long Beach 

Ocean Road, Bridgehampton

Sagg Main Beach 

Municipal Lot, Bridgehampton

 

 

New Locations Include: 

Amityville 

Amityville Beach 

Bennett Place and Merrick Rd.          

Long Island Rail Road Station

9/11 Parking Lot 

Amityville Library 

South Ketcham Avenue

 

Huntington

Paul H. Johnson Gateway Plaza

 

Southampton Town

Bridgehampton LIRR Station

 

Users will have the ability to download the app on their smartphone and will either be able to pay per ride or buy a membership. Riders have several different rental options with Bethpage Ride. Riders can pay $4 per hour, but can also opt for a daily rate of $35 or a yearly plan for $59. This yearly plan allows for unlimited trips of up to one hour.  In order to participate in Bethpage Ride, users must be 18 years older.

 

The Regional Bike-Share program complements County Executive Bellone’s Connect Long Island Plan – a regional transportation and development initiative that promotes sustainable long-term economic growth in Suffolk County.  The plan calls for development around transit nodes, investment in enhancements to existing mass transit infrastructure, and implementation of new rapid transit systems to create a robust transit network that connect regional assets and downtowns.

 

About Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a premier community financial institution committed to enriching the lives of its members, employees and the communities it serves for the past 80 years. Bethpage is the largest credit union in the Northeast Region, and the 14th largest in the nation.

 

As a not-for-profit credit union, Bethpage is committed to its members and the communities it serves. In addition to giving back to its members in the form of great rates and low fees, the Bethpage Cares program invests heavily in local, high-impact community programs that serve with an eye towards creating better communities through diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 

 

Named a Forbes Best Place to Bank in New York, the fifth Best Company to Work for in New York State by the New York State Society for Human Resources Management and a Glass Door Top Place to work for Small & Midsize companies in the US, Bethpage is a federally chartered credit union, available to people nationwide who open a $5 dollar membership account. Bethpage offers a robust digital platform that allows members to bank from anywhere. Bethpage is a part of the national CO-OP network that gives members access to their accounts at over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000+ shared branches across the U.S. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in market rates, lowest fees and world-class service, plus a full menu of personal and commercial financial services. For more information on Bethpage’s robust portfolio of banking, borrowing, and investment services, visit www.lovebethpage.com or call 1-800- 628-7070. 

 

About PedalShare

After launching in July of 2018 in Southampton Village, PedalShare Inc., became Suffolk County’s first public bike share program. Expanding in 2022 to Amityville, we have been working to connect local communities through biking. We provide a clean alternative transportation solution for residents and visitors throughout the County. PedalShare, an app based bike rental program, currently has over 3,900 users riding 200 bikes at nearly 60 locations throughout the County. The system uses a rear App-Based Bluetooth locking mechanism which locks the back wheel of the bike when not in rental. While the bikes are considered “dockless” we have included geo-fenced racks as a means to keep the bikes from being littered around town and keep the area clean and organized. Bikes must be returned to a PedalShare station to complete your rental. 

 

Locally owned and operated we have a unique understanding of the needs of Suffolk residents and we are focused on safe riding practices, providing a quality program, and working with municipalities to alleviate the hassles of typical larger programs. We are excited to work with Suffolk County and Bethpage Federal Credit Union to achieve these goals. 

 

The app is available for both iPhone and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @pedalshare or visit us on the web at www.ridepedalshare.com

 

 

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