SANTA MONICA, CA: CycleHop, a leading bike-share operator, recently signed a long-term lease for property located at 1631 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica which will be the new home for local bike-share operations and serve as the company’s national headquarters.
In addition, CycleHop welcomes Ron Durgin as the Regional Bike Share Manager for Southern California. Ron brings with him a broad range of expertise and has been a leader in active transportation for more than a decade. He most recently served as the General Manager of the highly-successful Santa Monica Bike Center starting in 2011 and, in 2009, he co-founded the public charity Sustainable Streets.
Josh Squire, CEO of CycleHop, states; “Ron’s local cycling knowledge, active transportation experience and management skills will contribute greatly to the success of bike share in Santa Monica and the region.”
Santa Monica will soon join other major cities around the globe that offer public bicycles for residents and visitors to use as transit and for recreation. The program is scheduled to launch in 2015 with 500 bikes located at hub locations throughout the city.