Looking for a ride? Check out Syracuse’s new bike-sharing program

The City of Syracuse is rolling out its new bike-sharing program. People are getting their first chance to try out the new rides. You first saw these seafoam green cycles on NewsChannel 9 and now Rob Hackford has another look from the official launch.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — These aren’t your average bicycles. There are 200 e-bikes, with an electric motor that will kick in when riders need an extra boost.

To use the bikes, first you have to find one at one of the 35 hubs around Syracuse. Those locations are downtown on the SU Hill, the south side and the west side. Once you get there, you’ll have to download the Gotcha app to your smartphone, follow the setup instructions, scan the code on the handlebars and then you are good to ride. When you’re done, drop the bike off at another hub.

List of SYNC Bike-share Locations:

  1. 500 East Genesee St. – Genesee & Townsend
  2. Marriott Syracuse Downtown Garage – Salina & Harrison
  3. Creekwalk Armory – Fayette & Walton
  4. Civic Center – Montgomery & Madison
  5. Fayette & Montgomery
  6. Fire Station #12 – Wallace & Genesee
  7. Hanover Square – Water & Salina
  8. Warren St. – Warren & Onondaga
  9. Compass Square – Erie & Franklin
  10. Creekwalk Trailhead – Bear & Van Rensselaer
  11. Franklin Square – Solar & Plum
  12. N. Salina St. – Salina & Division
  13. Samaritan Center – State & Willow
  14. St. Joes Training Center – Salina & Butternut
  15. Southside Gateway – South & Onondaga
  16. Center of Excellence – Almond & Washington
  17. Marshall St. – University & Marshall
  18. Leavenworth Park – Wilkinson & Barker
  19. Skiddy Park – Otisco & Tioga 
  20. WCNY – Wyoming & Fayette
  21. Gear Factory – Fayette & Geddes
  22. Salina & Jeerson
  23. James & Oak
  24. Lawrinson Dorm/Garage – Stadium Place
  25. Bird Library – Waverly & Walnut
  26. South Campus Student Center – Skytop & Chinook
  27. Wilson Park – Jackson & McBride
  28. Rose Garden – University & Thornden
  29. Westcott – Harvard & Westcott
  30. Westcott & Euclid
  31. Inner Harbor Court & Creekwalk
  32. Hawley Green – Gertrude & Lodi
  33. White Branch Library – Alvord & Butternut
  34. Southwest Community Center – South & Clover
  35. Syracuse Stage – Genesee & Irving

For more local news, follow Rob Hackford on Twitter @Robert_Hackford

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