Relay Atlanta Rider Spotlight – Carlos Vazquez

 

 

Carlos Vazquez, is our September User Spotlight. He has Relay corporate membership through Coca-Cola. Carlos uses Relay in-tandem with other modes of travel to construct a more predictable commuting pattern.  His average trip distance is 1-1/2 miles, but that part of his travel is time-saving and stress relieving.

– What part of Atlanta do you live?
I live in Newnan, Georgia.

– Why do you ride Relay Bike Share? And how often?
It breaks up my commute and I always know how long it will take me to get from point a to point b regardless of traffic. I drive or vanpool much of the commute, then take Relay on the final leg.  I ride Relay 3-4 times a week (twice daily in the morning and the afternoon).

– How has Relay Bike Share helped or benefitted you?
It gives me a mental break in the morning and afternoon, with no traffic stress, and it is a part of my overall fitness routine.

– Has anything interesting happened while riding Relay?
I decided to take Varsity food home one night and pulled into the drive-thru. Everyone from the car hop to other car drivers did not know what to make of my approach on a Relay bike. I didn’t care; I still got to take my delicious Varsity food home in my backpack.

– What is your favorite (or most used) Relay station?
The hub at the Coca-Cola Atlanta Office Complex, by the Luckie Street cycletrack.

 

 

Relay in September – Upcoming Events

 

 

Looking for a way to enjoy the cooler temperatures? Check out the following two wheel friendly events.

Eastside BeltLine Bike Tour – Saturday, September 22, 2018

Free guided tour along the Eastside BeltLine. After registration, the guide will provide you with a special discount code for the tour, as well as detailed instructions on how to use our Social Bicycles app, promo code, and the bike.

Details & Register Here >>>>https://beltline.org/visit/atlanta-beltline-tours/#bike-tours

 

 

Atlanta United vs Real Salt Lake – Saturday, September 22, 2018

Consider grabbing some friends and a Relay for the next match. Relay Bike Share has teamed up with Atlanta United to bring red, black, and gold to the streets of Atlanta with special Atlanta United bikes. The fees generated by the 17 bikes, up to $2,000 will be matched by the Atlanta United Foundation and donated to the Metro YMCA Soccer Program.

When you ride one of the 5- Stripe Relay Bikes you can be entered into the Atlanta United Giveaway. 

Enter Giveaway Here >>>> http://relaybikeshare.com/rideonegiveone/

 

Fall Fest in Candler Park –  Saturday, September 29, 2018 & Sunday, September, 30, 2018

Music, art, and vendors. This will be a busy weekend in Candler Park. Pull up the Social Bicycle app so you can skip traffic and roll up to the festivities on two wheels.

Details here >>> http://fallfest.candlerpark.org

 

Atlanta Streets Alive – Central – Saturday, September 30, 2018

The Central route runs along Peachtree St., from Downtown to Midtown. Relay Bike Share will be available throughout the event. This is a complete and safe streets initiative by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. We will also have our tent set up along the route. Please, stop by and say, Hi to our team.

Details Here >>>> https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/rsvp_atlanta_streets_alive_central

 

Relay Bike Share Now Accepts Prepaid Debit Cards

 

Relay Bike Share accepts prepaid debit cards as a form of payment for our Monthly,  Annual, and SNAP Pass plans.

This includes cards such as the:
RushCard Prepaid Visa®, American Express Bluebird®, NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card, Fifth Third Access 360° Reloadable Prepaid Card, and many others.

Details

Relay does not levy any usage or penalty fees for bike rentals by prepaid debit cards. This gives Relay users payment options and flexibility*.

A prepaid debit card is an alternative for those who do not have a traditional bank account, prefer to avoid debt, or who simply prefer to use cash.

For information about the most economical prepaid cards and independent ratings, refer to NerdWallet:

Best Prepaid Debit Cards 2018

*Please note, Relay’s Pay As You Go membership still requires a standard credit or debit card.