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MoGo offering free one-hour bike rides to vote or drop off absentee ballot

MoGo bike share expanding service in Detroit & 5 metro Detroit cities
Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 12:48:29-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — MoGo, the non-profit bike-share program in Detroit and parts of Oakland County, said that people will have free access to bikes to for voting.

Related: Full guide to the 2020 election

The "Roll to the Polls" initiative will give riders one hour of free ride time to access their polling location or drop off their absentee ballot.

“During this unprecedented election year, we want to make sure that everyone is able to participate in our most fundamental right as citizens, the right to vote,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director of MoGo. “Transportation should never be a barrier to voting, and MoGo is proud to join with others in the shared mobility industry to offer free rides on Election Day.”

Riders can get the free pass on the Transit app or at any MoGo station by selecting the special "Roll to the Polls" pass and then unlocking a bike.

Stations are located throughout Detroit, as well as in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park.

Riders must lock the bike at the station closest to their polling place. Once finished voting, riders are free to pick up another bike and enjoy the remaining time up to one hour of ride time.