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Bikers hit the trail and cross the bridge after the Nickel Plate trail bridge was officially opened on Friday, June 29, 2018. Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo Tribune

Details about Kokomo’s incoming bikeshare program have started to emerge.

A Facebook page titled Koko-Go Free Ride kicked off at noon Tuesday, telling residents that the program, titled Koko-Go Free Ride, is on the horizon.

“The City of Kokomo is proud to announce the arrival of Koko-Go Free Ride! This bike sharing opportunity will be located in the heart of downtown Kokomo conveniently located along the Industrial Heritage Trail. This is a fun and free way to enjoy your summer!” reads the post.

A second post, on Wednesday, said Koko-Go will include 24 adult bikes, four child-sized bikes, two tag-along attachments and one tandem bike.

City officials have said the program, which is not yet operational, will soon receive a more formal roll out, including specific details about when it will start and how it will operate.

A comment from the Koko-Go account on its Facebook page, however, notes that bikes will be located at 307 S. Main St., near The Foxes Trail, a downtown dog park and, most importantly, the city’s trail system.

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight first revealed the city’s plan for a bikeshare program during his State of the City address in late March.

The city’s parks department, he said at the time, would introduce a free, public recreational bike sharing program along the Industrial Heritage Trail.

“This will be available to all residents and all visitors to our city,” noted Goodnight.

The bike-share program follows a trip made by four city officials last fall to Portland, Oregon, for a conference hosted by the North American Bikeshare Association.

Attending the conference were Goodnight, Deputy Mayor David Tharp, controller Randy Morris and Fire Chief Nick Glover, who also serves on the city’s plan commission and park board.

George Myers can be reached at 765-454-8585, by email at george.myers@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @gmyerskt.

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George Myers covers city and county government. He joined the Kokomo Tribune on November 18, 2014.