Explore Jackson Hole via START Bike Share
Getting from Point A to Point B around the town of Jackson and beyond is easy-peasy thanks to START Bike Share.
There are a lot of folks who visit Jackson Hole in the summertime. Which means between you (the visitor) and us (the residents), there are quite a lot of vehicles on the road and this can sometimes translate into a wee bit of traffic and a harder time finding a spot to park downtown near Town Square.
However, if you travel on a bike, getting from Point A to Point B is so much easier and better. You can soak in the fresh air and see the sights without worrying about traffic. Thanks to the START (Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) community bike share program servicing the town of Jackson, you have access to 55 bikes and 18 conveniently-located START bike stations.
USA Today recently designated Jackson Hole as one of the 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the country.
Bike share systems differ from bike rental in a few distinct ways. Perhaps the most important way is that when you rent a bike, you are in possession of that particular bike for one or more days. A bike share membership allows you to take any bike from any station, as many times as you like for however long you are a member. And it’s much more cost effective.
Ready, Set … Bike!
START Bike offers three membership levels: single-use — unlock any bike for $2 and ride as long as you like for 10¢ per minute; day pass — unlimited 60-minute rides that are valid for 24 hours from the start of the first ride and 10¢ per minute overage fee; and an annual pass.
Getting started on your mini- or maxi-bike adventure is really simple — and it’s available 24 hours a day. Download the BCycle app or visit startbikejh.com, then zoom in on any station to see the number of bikes currently available and the footprint of the station.
Jackson Hole is super fortunate to boast 67 miles of Pathways in Teton County that include the wildly scenic 15-mile stretch of multi-use trail that rests within the borders of Grand Teton National Park. These safe, user-specific trails that crisscross the landscape of our area are smoothly-poured ribbons of concrete that stretch for miles and miles in every direction.
START suggests a few ideas for fun tours you can do on the bikes, such as visiting the incredible National Museum of Wildlife Art and continuing into Grand Teton National Park, or creating your own “brews cruise” of Jackson’s locally-crafted beer scene by biking to all four of our very best breweries —Melvin Brewing (at Thai Me Up restaurant), Roadhouse Pub & Eatery, StillWest Brewery & Grill and Snake River Brewing.
Additionally, riding your spiffy two-wheeler to Snow King Mountain to enjoy its multitude of summer activities is a snap from any of the 18 START Bike stations. Whether you’re seeking the thrills of the mountain coaster and Tree Top Adventure, a round of mini-golf, or a laidback scenic chairlift ride, there’s a full day of adventure waiting for you and the family.
You’ll want to take advantage of cruising through your vacation in style and in an environmentally-friendly manner. Visit startbikejh.com to get the full scoop on this fun way to explore all the Hole has to offer you.