AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — For the third year, folding bike maker Tern will be making its bikes available to attendees at Austin's South by Southwest music, film, and interactive conference, held this year March 7-16.
Tern operates SXcycles, a bike share program that is being sponsored this year by NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. SXcycles offers conference badge holders a chance to get around the city car-free at no charge.
"Year after year, SXcycles continues to grow. This has been one of our most well-received initiatives in North America," said Steve Boyd, general manager at Tern, North America. "We are proud to be able to show people, in an interactive way, how easy and convenient it can be to navigate by bike in an urban setting."
While the bike share has no charge, users are asked to leave a refundable $50 deposit. SXcycles rental includes daily use of several Tern bike options. Bike rental also includes a light set, a U-style lock, and helmet. In case of mechanical problems, Tern will staff a team of mobile mechanics equipped to get riders back en route as quickly as possible and without charge.
Attendees can register at the SXcycles headquarters located at 98 Red River Street at the southwest corner with Cesar Chavez Street. The SXcycles lot will be in operation March 7-15 from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis.