New River Valley bike share program to offer free bike rides to polling places on Nov. 3

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Courtesy: Gotcha Mobility

(WFXR) — The owner and operator of a New River Valley bike share program announced the company will offer free bike rides to polling places in New River Valley on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

Gotcha Mobility, owner and operator of RoamNRV bike share, announced Friday it would participate in Roll to the Polls, an industry-wide campaign offering free or discounted transportation to voters on election day in partnership with the North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA) and its members.

“We are excited to join NABSA, a leader in connecting shared micro-mobility providers, to help overcome transportation barriers on election day through Roll to the Polls. We look forward to helping make every vote count by providing accessible transportation to all.”

Max Smith, CEO of Gotcha

Bikes will be completely free for riders to cast their ballots with promo code VOTE2020. Voters can go to ridegotcha.com/rolltothepolls for more details.   

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, in 2016, 3% of Americans cited “transportation problems” as a barrier to voting. 3% is representative of 4.6 million registered voters in 2020.

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