In collaboration with the Colby United Methodist Church and Pioneer Memorial Library, Colby Community College will launch a bicycle share program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, outside the H.F. Davis Memorial Library on the CCC campus.

Bike stations open at CCC's library on Tuesday and Pioneer Memorial Library beginning in June. Before using a bike, riders provide a photo ID and sign a waiver. Approval by a parent or guardian is required for those under age 17.

CCC believes the service will be used heavily.

"Colby Community College is so excited to be a part of the bike share program," said President Dr. Seth Carter. "We feel this will help serve a vital need on our campus and in the community."

Pioneer Memorial Library Director Melany Wilks said the program will benefit Colby in multiple ways.

"We are delighted to add another important service to those within our community that may have transportation issues, or just have someone check out a bike so that they can enjoy a ride on a sunny day!"

The bike share opportunity was made available through Thrive Allen County and a grant provided by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. Colby was one of five communities to receive the award under the Colby United Methodist Church and Rev. Patrick Broz.

"Physical health, community health, and spiritual health are tied together," Broz said. "By offering the bike share program with our community partners, we are elevating all three forms of health."