(Albuquerque, NM – April 14, 2011)- Bicycle lockers are now available at six-Rail Runner stations throughout the train corridor. The lockers are complete enclosures designed to hold one-bicycle as well as bicycle gear such as panniers, locks, and lights. Users will receive one key that will only open their locker. Each locker has a unique lock and key to provide maximum security.
“This is a very useful service for people who like to bring their bikes on the train – especially for those who only need their bikes for half of the journey”, says Dewey Cave, Executive Director of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. “For instance if someone needs a bike once they get off the train to complete their trip to work, now they can rent a locker and have the bike waiting for them when they arrive at the station, rather than have to haul it on the train back and forth each day”.
BIKE LOCKERS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLWING STATIONS
STATION # OF BIKE LOCKERS AT EACH STATION
SANTA FE CO. /NM 599 14
US 550/ SANDOVAL CO 18
DOWNTOWN BERNALILLO 4
BERNALILLO COUNTY 8
LOS LUNAS 14 14
Bicycle lockers are available for $25 for a six-month period, though there is currently a special introductory promotion offering free rentals through May. A one-time $50 refundable key deposit will also be collected.
Lockers are available on a first come - first served basis. If there are no lockers available at the time of your request, your name will be added to a waiting list until a locker becomes available.
By the end of May, bike lockers will be installed at all NM Rail Runner Stations with the exception of the Santa Fe Depot.
For information on how to reserve a locker, visit www.nmrailrunner.com and click on the Quick Links “Bike Lockers” tab on the right.
For more information on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, visit www.nmrailrunner.com or call 1-866-795-RAIL.