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Link celebrating its 2nd birthday in Dayton with new perks and a new brew

Link celebrating its 2nd birthday in Dayton with new perks and a new brew (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Link: Dayton, the bike public transportation service is going to celebrate its second birthday with a party.

The service, which turns two-years-old this month now has 27 drop-off stations and 225 bikes in service. Link users have taken more than 65,000 trips to date, and more than 8,000 people have used the bikes.

For its birthday, the service will offer 1 hour check out times for the bikes, called Annual Plus. The limit used to be 30 minutes, other possible perks include getting your name on a bike and a swag item from Link. The service will also provide bikes for free coming up this month. Allegra allergy is sponsoring free rides for Link on May 19th, which is Bike To Work Day, "You can walk up to any kiosk that day and check out a bike and join us at Riverscape for pancakes from 7-9 am with Five Rivers Metro Parks," said Laura Estandia with Bike Miami Valley.

There will be a birthday party to celebrate Link at Fifth Street Brewpub on Saturday, May 13 from 1-4 p.m. They have brewed a new beer for the occasion which they've named "Pedal Power." “The Gosa style traditionally is brewed with salt, coriander. We added orange peel to kick up the citrus flavors," says Brew Master Darren Link. "It just kind of is nice and light and refreshing, and it came out phenomenal.”

Link says they brewed more than 200 gallons of the new beer to celebrate the birthday. If customers enjoy it enough, it could stick around.

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